How to take absorptive surfaces into account when designing outdoor sound reinforcement systems

Karsten bo Rasmussen

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    When sound reinforcement systems are used outdoors, absorptive surfaces are usually present along the propagation path of the sound. This may lead to a very significant colouration of the spectrum received by the audience. The colouration depends on the location and directivity of the loudspeaker, the nature of the absorptive surface (eg grass) and the location of the audience. It is discussed how this effect may be calculated and numerical examples are shown. The results show a significant colouration and attenuation of the sound due to grass-covered surfaces.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    Event100th Audio Engineering Society Convention - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 11 May 199614 May 1996
    Conference number: 100


    Conference100th Audio Engineering Society Convention

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