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Subjective comparisons of Massey Hall and Boston Symphony Hall

Canadian Acoustical Association / Association canadienne d'acoustique
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  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Massey Hall
  • Boston Symphony Hall
  • Architectural Differences
  • Objective Measurements


Massey Hall and Boston Symphony Hall date from the same period but are quite different architecturally. Whereas Boston Symphony Hall is a classic narrow shoebox, Massey Hall is shaped more like a square. One might expect that, given these architectural differences, the two halls should sound significantly different. The authors describe a detailed subjective comparison of the two halls and correlate the results with objective measurements within the halls

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