Classroom acoustics design guidelines based on the optimization of speaker conditions

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Classroom acoustics design guidelines based on the optimization of speaker conditions. / Pelegrin Garcia, David; Brunskog, Jonas.

Proceedings - European Conference on Noise Control. European Acoustics Association, 2012. p. 61-66.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012

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Pelegrin Garcia D, Brunskog J. Classroom acoustics design guidelines based on the optimization of speaker conditions. In Proceedings - European Conference on Noise Control. European Acoustics Association. 2012. p. 61-66.

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Pelegrin Garcia, David; Brunskog, Jonas / Classroom acoustics design guidelines based on the optimization of speaker conditions.

Proceedings - European Conference on Noise Control. European Acoustics Association, 2012. p. 61-66.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012

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