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dc.contributor.authorHill, Adam J.en
dc.contributor.authorHawksford, Malcolm O. J.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-06T17:15:29Z
dc.date.available2013-12-06T17:15:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-10
dc.identifier.citation135th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, New York. October, 2013.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/306486
dc.description.abstractRecent research into low-frequency sound-source localization confirms the lowest localizable frequency is a function of room dimensions, source/listener location and reverberant characteristics of the space. Larger spaces therefore facilitate accurate low-frequency localization and should gain benefit from broadband multichannel live-sound reproduction compared to the current trend of deriving an auxiliary mono signal for the subwoofers. This study explores whether the monophonic approach is a significant limit to perceptual quality and if stereo subwoofer systems can create a superior soundscape. The investigation combines binaural measurements and a series of listening tests to compare mono and stereo subwoofer systems when used within a typical left/right configuration.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAudio Engineering Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=17018en
dc.subjectAudio engineeringen
dc.subjectLive sounden
dc.subjectAcousticsen
dc.subjectLoudspeakersen
dc.subjectPsychoacousticsen
dc.subjectLocalizationen
dc.titleOn the perceptual advantage of stereo subwoofer systems in live sound reinforcementen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Essexen
html.description.abstractRecent research into low-frequency sound-source localization confirms the lowest localizable frequency is a function of room dimensions, source/listener location and reverberant characteristics of the space. Larger spaces therefore facilitate accurate low-frequency localization and should gain benefit from broadband multichannel live-sound reproduction compared to the current trend of deriving an auxiliary mono signal for the subwoofers. This study explores whether the monophonic approach is a significant limit to perceptual quality and if stereo subwoofer systems can create a superior soundscape. The investigation combines binaural measurements and a series of listening tests to compare mono and stereo subwoofer systems when used within a typical left/right configuration.


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