An Iterative Inverse Filter Design Method for the Multichannel Sound Field Reproduction System

Kiyohiro SHIKANO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E84-A    No.4    pp.991-998
Publication Date: 2001/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Acoustic Signal Processing)
multichannel sound field reproduction,  inverse filter,  least-norm solution,  iterative processing,  

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To achieve a sound field reproduction system, it is important to design multichannel inverse filters which cancel the effects of room transfer functions. The design method in the frequency domain based on the least-norm solution (LNS) requires less memory and less calculation than the design method in the time domain. However, the LNS method cannot guarantee the causality or stability of the filters. In this paper, a design method of a time-domain inverse filter using iterative processing in the frequency domain for multichannel sound field reproduction is proposed, and the result of numerical analysis is described. The proposed method can decrease the squared error of every control point by 3-12 dB. Furthermore, the sound reproduced by this method attains over 13 dB improvement in the segmental signal-noise ratio (SNR) compared with that designed by the LNS method for real environment impulse responses.