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A comparison of objective measurements for predicting selected subjective spatial attributes

Mason, R and Rumsey, F (2002) A comparison of objective measurements for predicting selected subjective spatial attributes In: 112th Audio Engineering Society Convention, 2002-05-10 - 2002-05-13, Munich, Germany.

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A controlled subjective experiment was undertaken to evaluate the relative merits of objective measurement techniques for predicting selected perceived spatial attributes of reproduced sound. The stimuli consisted of a number of anechoic recordings of single sound sources that were reproduced in a simulated concert hall and captured using a number of simulated multichannel microphone techniques. These were reproduced in a listening room and the subjects were asked to judge the perceived source width and perceived environment width of each stimulus. A number of objective measurements were made at the listening position and these were then compared with the subjective judgements. The results showed that a perceptually-grouped measurement of the experimental stimuli using a technique based on the interaural cross-correlation coefficient matched the subjective judgements most accurately, though the difference between this measurement and a number of other types was small.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
Authors :
Mason, R
Rumsey, F
Date : 2002
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Date Deposited : 25 Jun 2011 23:14
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