This work reports the acoustics of the Roman Theater in Benevento evaluated for discreet listening points positioned in the cavea in three radial directions. The theater, built in the second century A.D., was abandoned due to historical reasons and natural events. The recovery work ended in 1950. The theater is the center of important social activities. The theater acoustic measurements were taken by placing an omnidirectional spherical sound source on the stage and in the orchestra, with the microphone along three distinct radial directions on the steps of the cavea. The acoustic properties in the various seating areas were measured. The aim of the work is to evaluate in which sectors of the cavea the acoustic parameters are optimal for listening to different types of theatrical performances.
Iannace, Gino; Trematerra, Amelia
Affiliations: Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Aversa, Italy; Universitá della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Aversa, Italy(See document for exact affiliation information.)
AES Convention: 143 (October 2017) Paper Number: 9884
Publication Date: October 8, 2017
Subject: Applications in Audio
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