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Study on echo suppression effect and coloration due to periodic-type diffusers
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Masahiro Toyoda، نويسنده , , Tomohiro Furukawa، نويسنده , , Daiji Takahashi، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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An echo is one of the obstacles in halls and theatres. In order to suppress this undesirable echo, walls and ceilings have been often given absorptive surfaces which absorb sound energy or corrugated surfaces which provide wave diffusion. While it is not difficult to predict the degree of echo suppression effects in the case of absorptive surfaces, it is generally difficult to do that in the case of corrugated surfaces. In addition, if the surfaces have periodicity, unintended effects called coloration can distort tonal characteristics of the sound field. Thus, many acoustic designers would hesitate to employ this kind of periodic-type diffusers. However, there are some cases where it is necessary to suppress echoes without any energy loss. Periodic-type diffusers have the advantages of easy estimation of diffusion properties, simple method of design, and ready availability. In this study, a subjective experiment with simulated stimuli was carried out to clarify the echo suppression effect of the periodic-type diffusers from the viewpoint of reflected energy level. Although coloration interfered subjective judgments in some cases of the experiment, it is shown that the periodic-type diffusers have echo suppression effects if the coloration does not occur. This study is also devoted to discussion about causes and features of the coloration.
Keywords :
Echo suppression , Coloration , Equivalent level difference , Corrugated surface , Periodic-type diffuser
Journal title :
Applied Acoustics
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