Arthur Sykes Rymer Auditorium, University of York.


We chose Arthur Sykes Rymer Auditorium because of its unique acoustics. It has been described as one of the best listening spaces in the UK and should perform to a very high standard for sound reproduction. The auditorium is acoustically treated for Ambisonics reproduction as well as 5.1 surround sound. The room is also constructed to prevent external noise and performs to a PNC specification and better than the PNC 15 standard, so we thought it would be interesting to take acoustic measurements of the space and investigate the properties that make it up. We used a 25 second ESS to bring out the dynamics of the room. The resulting impulse responses (IRs) are consistent with what is to be expected from a space with this acoustic characteristics.

Measurement Team: 

Pierce Hening
Georgios Stamou
David Rivas Méndez

Capture Date: 

Wed, 07/03/2018


1560 m³

Source Sound: 

Swept Sine; ESS; 20 Hz – 20 kHz; 25 seconds.

Source Sound Category: 

Swept sine (logarithmic)


Loudspeaker Genelec 8130A


Soundfield ST 350 Kit

Space Category: 


Generation Type: 

Real World

Attribute this work to:
University of York