Subjective Measurements of Loudspeakers: A Comparison of Stereo and Mono Listening
Earlier papers have described monophonic comparisons of loudspeakers in controlled listening tests that produce sound quality assessments with considerable consistency and order. Repeating the experiments in stereo, using a positional substitution technique, produced sound quality ratings with similarities and differences. For example, the ranking is similar, with hiighly-rated products retaining their high scores, however listeners were more forgiving of products with low scores from the monophonic tests. The relationship to measured performance is considered.
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