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Auditory Distance Perception: Criteria and Listening Room

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This paper is the result of a series of listening experiments carried out to investigate the correlation between auditory distance and two criteria : the ratio of direct to reverberant sound energy and the clarity C80. In the first section of this paper, we will determine which of the two criteria is more efficient. The second section compares the values of these criteria when the same signal is played on a well damped control room loudspeaker system and when it is played on a domestic stereophonic loudspeaker system. A second series of listening experiments shows how the auditory distance is perceived in both cases.

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