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Old 14th February 2012
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Originally Posted by Jens Eklund View Post
Exactly, and I don’t think you can call a room with a decay time of 0,1 seconds for "Ambechoic". I think a more appropriate term would be "effectively anechoic".
No it is not appropriate, because this rooms doesn't sound anechoic to people.

This is probably similar phenomenon as George Massenburg wrote about ETC measurements from Blackbird studio C here:
Originally Posted by gml View Post
note in this ETC that the decay is approximately 0.3 seconds, but more importantly, the direct to ambient ratio is in excess of 30dB, which is also the reverberation spec for an anechoic chamber.

the room is hardly anechoic, though. just listening to music in there is extraordinary; ensemble musicians report that it's easier to play live in the room because it's easier to hear in the room.
Bolded by me.