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Objective assessment of spatial localisation attributes of surround-sound reproduction systems

Dewhirst, M, Zielinski, SK, Jackson, PJB and Rumsey, F (2005) Objective assessment of spatial localisation attributes of surround-sound reproduction systems In: 108th AES Convention, Sound.

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Abstract

A mathematical model for objective assessment of perceived spatial quality was developed for comparison across the listening area of various sound reproduction systems: mono, two-channel stereo (TCS), 3/2 stereo (i.e., 5.0 surround sound), Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) and Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA). Models for mono, TCS and 3/2 stereo are based on conventional microphone techniques and loudspeaker configurations for each system. WFS and HOA models use circular arrays of thirty-two loudspeakers driven by signals derived from a virtual microphone array and the Fourier-Bessel spatial decomposition of the soundfield respectively. Directional localisation, ensemble width and ensemble envelopment of monochromatic tones, extracted from binaural signals, are analysed under a range of test conditions.

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Additional Information: Dewhirst, M., Zielinski, S., Jackson, P. and Rumsey, F. (2005) Objective assessment of spatial localisation attributes of surround-sound reproduction systems. Presented at 118th AES Convention, Barcelona, 28–31 May. Paper 6441
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > School of Arts > Sound Recording
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:10
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:28
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/541

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