Sweet spot size of virtual acoustic imaging systems at asymmetric listener locations
Rose, J., Nelson, P.A., Rafaely, B. and Takeuchi, T. (2002) Sweet spot size of virtual acoustic imaging systems at asymmetric listener locations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 112, (5), 1992-2002. (doi:10.1121/1.1510532).
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Virtual acoustic imaging systems are effective when the listener's head location is close to the head location assumed when the system was designed. The "sweet spot" refers to the spatial bubble of head location in which the system is still effective. Some of the previous work investigating the "stereo dipole" acoustic imaging system shows that for the traditional on-axis listener location the "sweet spot" is about ±5 cm for lateral head translations. Larger head movements than this require an update of the virtual acoustic imaging filters. The interest here is the "sweet spot" size at off-axis asymmetric listener locations or an understanding of how often one needs to update the filters to ensure the listener perceives a stable virtual image as they move. The examination of the off-axis "sweet spot" size comprises a theoretical acoustic analysis, computer simulations, and a subjective study. The simulations and subjective evaluation both demonstrate that the width of tolerable lateral head translations is comparable for the symmetric on-axis listener location and asymmetric listener locations that are as far as 25 cm off-axis.
|Keywords:||acoustic imaging, acoustic filters, audio acoustics, acoustic field, acoustic transducer arrays, sound reproduction|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Institute of Sound and Vibration Research > Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics
|Date Deposited:||01 Aug 2005|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2012 23:37|
|Contributors:||Rose, J. (Author)
Nelson, P.A. (Author)
Rafaely, B. (Author)
Takeuchi, T. (Author)
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