York Minster

Information

Description: 
York Minster is the largest medieval gothic cathedral in the UK and one of the finest in Europe, built between the 12th and 15th centuries on the foundations of the previous Norman church that was in turn constructed on the foundations of the original Roman fortress. It is approximately 160m long, 76m wide and 27m high to the vaulted ceiling, constructed predominantly of stone with extensive, large panels of stained glass windows. Its beautiful acoustic and setting make it a sought after and highly popular music performance venue.
Measurement Team: 
Damian T. Murphy
Capture Date: 
Fri, 13/01/2006
Size: 
140000 m³
Source Sound: 
Log. Swept Sine; 20-22k Hz; 15s long
Source Sound Category: 
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Space Category: 
Cathedral
Generation Type: 
Real World

Analysis

Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
7.548.147.858.298.407.716.034.032.0018.86

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
4.565.466.866.997.506.994.692.771.230.98

Definition D50
0.050.280.290.320.170.200.350.430.620.64

Clarity C50 (dB)
-12.97-4.12-3.81-3.18-6.76-6.09-2.60-1.222.192.42

Clarity C80 (dB)
-10.58-1.77-1.76-2.54-5.52-5.40-1.89-0.113.614.71


Example Audio



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Impulse Responses

Format(s): 
Stereo (Stereo Files)
B-Format (4 Channel Files)
Stereo: 

Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Number of Channels: 2
Bits per Sample: 24
Duration: 10 s
File Size: 2.75 MB
File Format: wav
Source Sound: Genelec S30D, 15 second log. sine sweep
Microphone: Neumann KM 140 Cardioid
Source Location: Directly under mid-point of tower
Microphone Location: Centre of nave
Source Receiver Distance (m): 23.69 m
Source Height: 1.5 m
Receiver Height: 1.5 m
Temperature: 15 °C

B-Format: Multichannel: 

Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Number of Channels: 4
Bits per Sample: 24
Duration: 10 s
File Size: 5.49 MB
File Format: wav
Source Sound: Genelec S30D, 15 second log. sine sweep
Microphone: Soundfield SPS422B Microphone
Source Location: Directly under mid-point of tower
Microphone Location: Centre of nave
Source Receiver Distance (m): 23.69 m
Source Height: 1.5 m
Receiver Height: 1.5 m
Temperature: 15 °C

Images

Photographs and Diagrams: 
York Minster
Measurement Microphone Assembly
York Minster
York Minster
York Minster

Location

Address: 
York Minster
1A Chapter House St
York, NYK YO1 7JH
United Kingdom
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Attribution

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www.openairlib.net
Audiolab, University of York
Damian T. Murphy