Originally Posted by fbov
"The result was that early reflections (<50 ms) had the same desirable effect on speech intelligibility as increasing the level of the direct sound. The authors go on to point out that late reflections (including reverberation) are undesirable, but controlling them should not be the first priority,"
don't fall into the same trap that many other people on this forum do regarding speech intelligibility in speech rooms and relevant studies. they are usually related to UNAMPLIFIED sources and SNR issues where-by the additional perceived gain by the "fusing" within the haas interval of the direct and indirect signals yields better intelligibility.
in our amplified home reproduction rooms, direct signal gain is NOT a factor as we have something at our disposal commonly referred to as the volume knob. or, do you by chance live near a train station? if so, focusing on sound isolation will likely be highest priority for a reproduction space with poor SNR.
there is much more to "speech intelligibility" than simply gain. we've been over this in countless threads.
yet the studio world has disagreed for many decades - as evident by the primary acoustical control room models (including BBC). you know, the people who have to "work" in such rooms.
care to describe the "poor" speech intelligibility in any Non-Environment, FTB, LEDE/RFZ, or Ambechoic control room?
Edited by localhost127 - 1/14/13 at 7:06pm