Concert Hall Acoustics

  • Yoichi¬†Ando

Part of the Springer Series in Electrophysics book series (SSEP, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Yoichi Ando
    Pages 1-3
  3. Yoichi Ando
    Pages 4-34
  4. Yoichi Ando
    Pages 35-47
  5. Yoichi Ando
    Pages 48-69
  6. Yoichi Ando
    Pages 89-101
  7. Yoichi Ando
    Pages 102-114
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 115-154

About this book


The acoustic quality of a concert hall has frequently posed a mysterious puzzle, namely, what physical aspects of the sound field can produce superior sound for the listener. The author has been probing for more than adecade into the subjective qualities preferred for musical and speech sounds. The result of his extensive investigations - the discovery that four and only four independent parameters contribute effectively to good acoustics - is summarized in the present book. The capability of calculating acoustical quality at any seat in a proposed concert hall is a unique and quite useful aspect of Ando's design method. Alternative architectural schemes can be compared based on the number of seats which exceeds a previously accepted minimum standard of acoustical quality.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Yoichi¬†Ando
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringKobe UniversityRokkodai, Nada KobeJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69812-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69810-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-5734
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