Room Acoustics Example
A living room is to be 5.0m x 7.0m with a 2.5m ceiling. The ceiling is to be acoustical plaster and the walls are to be gypsum wallboard except for two open doorways which are 1.0 x 2.25m. Disregard effects due to the furniture and occupants. The flooring material is under discussion.
c) Either material will be good for conversation and neither will help chamber music because the volume is too small.
d) In both cases the room will be warmer, but it will be more warm with the carpet.
e) Because of the small volume and dimensions, the room should be smooth and intimate.
f) Short reverberation times are best for playing back recorded music because the sound editor has already introduced the reverberation that is desired by the artists.