Optimal modal spacing and density for critical listening

Fazenda, BM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3912-0582 and Wankling, M 2008, Optimal modal spacing and density for critical listening , in: 125th Audio Engineering Society Convention, 2-5 October 2008, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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This paper presents a study on the subjective effects of modal spacing and density. These are measures often used as indicators to define particular aspect ratios and source positions to avoid low frequency reproduction problems in rooms. These indicators imply a given modal spacing leading to a supposedly less problematic response for the listener. An investigation into this topic shows that subjects can identify an optimal spacing between two resonances associated with a reduction of the overall decay. Further work to define a subjective counterpart to the Schroeder Frequency has revealed that an increase in density may not always lead to an improvement, as interaction between mode-shapes results in serious degradation of the stimulus, which is detectable by listeners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC221-246 Acoustics - Sound
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of 125th Audio Engineering Society Convention
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: BM Fazenda
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2010 11:27
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 09:31
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9444

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