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The 10 best-sounding concert halls in the world

There’s no objective way to determine the best acoustics for concert halls, though most people agree on the basics. Sydney Opera House? Awful. New York’s Avery Fisher Hall? Mediocre. Vienna’s Wiener Musikverein and Boston’s Symphony Hall? Divine. Acoustic consultants now playing a central role in any new concert venue design. "With the objective criteria of today, one can safely plan for a hall that would be somewhere on the scale from good to excellent," says Magne Skålevik, a senior acoustical consultant at Brekke & Strand Akustikk.
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