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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 06:36
    Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 14:02
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22862

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