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The Influence of Room Acoustics on Reproduced Sound, Part 1: Selection and Training of Subjects for Listening Tests

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This paper examines various factors believed to have an influence on subjects' ability to repeat ratings, on a consistent basis, of a pre-specified attribute of the perceived sound. Factors examined include hearing threshold level, previous experience and aptitude for detecting sonic differences in reproduced sound. Objective measures for examination of these factors are discussed based on a series of experiments. Guidelines for selection of subjects for listening teams are given.

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