Prediction of Subjective Preference in Concert Halls

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


The purpose of this chapter is to evaluate acoustic quality at each seat of concert hall prior to its final architectural design. First of all, a workable model of the auditory system is presented which conforms to the auditory physiological system as described by the present level of knowledge. Then, the optimal design objectives and the linear scale value of preference for each parameter are given. Finally, as an example, the scale values of preference at each seat in a concert hall are calculated and the contour lines of equal preference are illustrated in the plan of the hall.


Autocorrelation Function Sound Source Sound Field Interaural Time Difference Auditory Pathway 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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