Acoustics of Small Rooms
To Be Published February 1st 2014 by CRC Press – 400 pages
Much time is spent working out how to optimize the acoustics of large rooms, such as auditoria, but the acoustics of small rooms and environments can be just as vital. The expensive sound equipment of a recording studio, or the stereo in a car or living room are likewise rendered useless if the acoustic environment is not right for them.
Changes in wavelength to room size ratio and the time difference between the direct and reflected sound at the listening location mean that the acoustics of small spaces are quite different to those of large spaces. Tackling these specific aspects of physics, sound perception and applications for small spaces, this book brings together the important themes of small room acoustics. Divided into clear sections, it covers: