Interchannel Interference at the Listening Position in a Five-channel Loudspeaker Configuration
It is commonly-accepted thinking that the use of a five-channel surround sound reproduction system increases the size of the listening area over that for two-channel stereophonic systems. In actual fact, for many types of program material, the area of this so-called "sweet spot" is reduced due to interference between the channels at the listener's ears. This effect is described and analysed through theoretical evaluation and psychoacoustic listening tests.
Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $33 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.