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About: Loudspeaker is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 14114 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 104660 citation(s). The topic is also known as: speaker & Refoam.
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Abstract: A vector-based reformulation of amplitude panning is derived, which leads to simple and computationally efficient equations for virtual sound source positioning. Using the method, vector base amplitude panning (VBAP), it is possible to create two- or three-dimensional sound fields where any number of loudspeakers can be placed arbitrarily. The method produces virtual sound sources that are as sharp as is possible with current loudspeaker configuration and amplitude panning methods. A digital tool that implements two- and three-dimensional VBAP with eight inputs and outputs has been realized.

907 citations

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Abstract: The acoustics in auditoria are determined by the properties of both the direct sound and the later arriving reflections. If electroacoustic means are used to repair disturbing deficiencies in the acoustics, one has to cope with unfavorable side effects such as localization problems and artificial impressions of the reverberant field (electronic flavor). To avoid those side effects, the concept of electroacoustic wave front synthesis is introduced. The underlying theory is based on the Kirchhoff–Helmholtz integral. In this new concept the wave fields of the sound sources on stage are measured by directive microphones; next they are electronically extrapolated away from the stage, and finally they are re‐emitted in the hall by one or more loudspeaker arrays. The proposed system aims at emitting wave fronts that are as close as possible to the real wave fields. Theoretically, there need not be any differences between the electronically generated wave fields and the real wave fields. By using the image source concept, reflections can be generated in the same way as direct sound.

842 citations

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Angelo Farina1Institutions (1)
TL;DR: A novel measurement technique of the transfer function of weakly not-linear, approximately time-invariant systems is presented, based on an exponentially-swept sine signal, applicable to loudspeakers and other audio components, but also to room acoustics measurements.
Abstract: A novel measurement technique of the transfer function of weakly not-linear, approximately time-invariant systems is presented. The method is implemented with low-cost instrumentation; it is based on an exponentially-swept sine signal. It is applicable to loudspeakers and other audio components, but also to room acoustics measurements. The paper presents theoretical description of the method and experimental verification in comparison with MLS.

735 citations

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Abstract: A novel method is proposed for realizing exact inverse filtering of acoustic impulse responses in room. This method is based on the principle called the multiple-input/output inverse theorem (MINT). The inverse is constructed from multiple finite-impulse response (FIR) filters (transversal filters) by adding some extra acoustic signal-transmission channels produced by multiple loudspeakers or microphones. The coefficients of these FIR filters can be computed by the well-known rules of matrix algebra. Inverse filtering in a sound field is investigated experimentally. It is shown that the proposed method is greatly superior to previous methods that use only one acoustic signal-transmission channel. The results prove the possibility of sound reproduction and sound reception without any distortion caused by reflected sounds. >

721 citations

William A. McCarty, Yadir Rodriguez1Institutions (1)
Abstract: A method and system for communicating audio signals between an input device and an output device via a network. The output device can include loudspeakers and headphones. In some embodiments an output device, for example a center channel speaker, transmits audio signals to other output devices. In some embodiments, the output device is coupled to, or combined with, a speaker stand or speaker bracket. The network can be wireless, wired, infrared, RF, and powerline.

593 citations

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