Preliminary psychoacoustic tests results of a simple method to minimize the effects of interaural crosstalk in a nearfield stereo/binaural loudspeaker monitoring setup are described. The results show accurate horizontal imaging and localization over a 120-degree frontal angle for both intensity-difference and delay-difference stereo program material. The method depends on the use of a flat vertical boundary erected between two front-positioned side-by-side nearfield monitor loudspeakers. The listener is situated facing the monitors with his ears on opposite sides of the boundary. Advantages include: independent control of amplitude, phase, and delay at each ear; solid frontal out-of-head imaging for side-to-side head shifts and head rotations; extremely good center image; creation of realistic lateral beyond-the-loudspeaker acoustic images; minimization of crosstalk comb-filtering effects on the frequency response; and good results with both stereo and binaural program material.
Bock, Timothy M.; Keele, Jr., D. B. (Don)
Affiliations: Crown International, Inc., Elkhart, IN ; Techron, Division of Crown International, Inc., Elkhart, IN(See document for exact affiliation information.)
AES Convention: 81 (November 1986) Paper Number: 2420-b
Publication Date: November 1, 1986
Subject: Listening Conditions
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