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A Stereo Echo Canceler with Input Slides and Counter-Lateralization
Akihiko SUGIYAMA Yann JONCOUR Akihiro HIRANO Takao NISHITANI Gerard FAUCON
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Publication Date: 2006/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
echo canceler, stereo, identification, adaptive filter,
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A new stereo echo canceler with input slides and counter-lateralization is proposed. Convergence of filter coefficients to the correct echo paths is obtained by pre-processing which delays the input signal periodically by one sample in one of the two channels. The time difference between the two stereo components of the input signals causes a shift of the sound image. This shift is compensated for by presenting the delayed component of the stereo signals to a loudspeaker at a higher intensity, and the other component at a lower intensity. Correct echo-path identification is analytically shown in a more general form than in the preceding literatures. A subjective listening test shows that this method is more effective for vocal musics. The processed signals are scored 0.45 lower than the original input signals, using the ITU-R five-grade impairment scale.