Electronic architecture is the process by which the acoustic fields in performance halls may be modified via the use of audio technology. This paper will review the current state of theory and design practice in these systems. The authors will discuss the acoustical principles underlying the system concepts and illustrate with specific examples how the systems can be designed to satisfy the demanding acoustical requirements of a symphonic listening space. In addition, the authors will compare the results achieved with an electronic architecture system against these acoustical goals.
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