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Acoustics Experts Hail LDS Conference Center's Sound

Acoustics Experts Hail LDS Conference Center's Sound



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Salt Lake Tabernacle isn't the only Mormon meeting center that wows with its acoustics.

During a special session of the Acoustical Society of America's meeting here, members explored the LDS Conference Center.

As the senior organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir played, about three-dozen acoustic experts wandered through the cavernous conference center yesterday.

An acoustical consultant for the San Francisco-based organ company who built the conference center's organ, told those gathered his company worried about sound in such a large space.

The center is an acoustician's nightmare. Its large size presents few surfaces to catch sound waves and the carpet and upholstery can muffle music.

But once the organ with more than 7,700 pipes first played their concerns were lifted.

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Information from The Salt Lake Tribune.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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