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Subjective preference of modal control methods in listening rooms

Fazenda, BM, Wankling, M, Hargreaves, JA, Elmer, LA and Hirst, J 2012, 'Subjective preference of modal control methods in listening rooms' , Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 60 (5) , pp. 338-349.

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Abstract

Methods to control the unwanted effects of low-frequency modes in critical listening rooms range from complex signal processing to the positioning of loudspeakers and listeners. A rigorous scientific experiment has been conducted to evaluate the perceived quality of eight low-frequency reproduction systems used to control the unwanted effects of room modes in a standard listening room. A strong correlation has been demonstrated between perceived improvements in quality and the decay times of low-frequency energy. For critical listening conditions, those systems ensuring a faster decay of low-frequency energy are preferred over those attempting to “flatten” the magnitude frequency response.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
Publisher: Audio Engineering Society
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1549-4950
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: BM Fazenda
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 05:36
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 13:02
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/22862

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