The directivity of a loudspeaker system is often regarded as a prominent factor in the overall subjective quality of the reproduced sound experience. Much literature is available on the topic, and currently a broad field of opinion exists amongst designers. This paper provides an overview of the available literature, as well as an extended investigation into listener-based research. Results indicate that for such a widely debated topic, conclusive measurement data with regard to human listeners is limited and therefore a proposal for more informative listening tests is presented.
Evans, William; Dyreby, Jakob; Bech, Søren; Zielinski, Slawomir; Rumsey, Francis
Affiliations: University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK; Bang & Olufsen A/S, Struer, Denmark(See document for exact affiliation information.)
AES Convention: 126 (May 2009) Paper Number: 7745
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
Subject: Room Acoustics & Loudspeaker Interaction
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