Live sound subwoofer system performance quantification.

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Hill, Adam J. 2018. Live sound subwoofer system performance quantification. Audio Engineering Society.
AuthorsHill, Adam J.
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Abstract

The general aim of live sound reinforcement is to deliver an appropriate and consistent listening experience across an audience. Achieving this in the subwoofer range (typically between 20 – 100 Hz) has been the focus of previous work, where techniques have been developed to allow for consistent sound energy distribution over a wide area. While this provides system designers with a powerful set of tools, it brings with it many potential metrics to quantify performance. This research identifies key indicators of subwoofer system performance and proposes a single weighted metric to quantify overall performance. Both centrally-distributed and left/right configurations are analyzed using the new metric to highlight functionality.

KeywordsSubwoofers; Audio engineering; Acoustics; Measurement; Live sound; Sound reproduction
Year2018
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622426
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JournalProceedings of the 144th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society
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