Sound Field Reproduction by Controlling the Transfer Functions from the Source to Multiple Points in Close Proximity

Kazutaka ABE
Futoshi ASANO
Toshio SONE

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E80-A       pp.574-581
Publication Date: 1997/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Category: Acoustics
sound pressure control,  movement of the receiving point,  Least Square Error method,  singular value,  

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In the conventional sound field reproduction system with control of the transfer functions from the source to both ears of a listener, a slight shift of the ears caused by movement of the listener inevitably results in sound localization being different from that expected. In this paper, a method for reproducing a sound field by controlling the transfer function from the source to multiple points (called the "method of multiple-points control" hereafter) is applied to a sound reproduction system with the aim of expanding the area which can be controlled. The system is controlled so that the transfer functions from the input of the system to the multiple points adjacent to the original receiving points have the same desired transfer function. By placing the control points at appropriate intervals, a "zone of equalization" is formed. Based on a computer simulation, the intervals between control points is discussed. The configuration of the loundspeakers for sound reproduction is also discussed.