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John S Bradley and Gilbert A Soulodre (1997)

The acoustics of concert halls

Physics World, 10(5):33-38.

The most important characteristic of any concert hall must be the sound that it delivers to the listener. While the acoustics of a hall are unlikely to make a good orchestra sound bad, a well designed auditorium can provide a truly memorable experience. Yet the Boston Symphony Hall, which opened in 1900, was the first to be designed with the science of acoustics in mind.

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