The early reflections in the room impulse response are usually defined as those observed within the initial after the arrival of the direct sound, after which time the sound field is called reverberant. This number was chosen from measurements of other functions in a limited number of halls. In order to give an objective foundation to this time separation and to establish a physical indicator for it, a new method is proposed that defines a “transition time ,” which is the time at which the energy correlation between the direct plus initial sound and the subsequent decaying sound first achieves a specified low value. For various halls this number is shown and its relevance as a new parameter is discussed.
A new definition of boundary point between early reflections and late reverberation in room impulse responses
Takayuki Hidaka, Yoshinari Yamada, Takehiko Nakagawa; A new definition of boundary point between early reflections and late reverberation in room impulse responses. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 1 July 2007; 122 (1): 326–332. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.2743161
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