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Optimized Implementation of an Innovative Digital Audio Equalizer

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Digital audio equalization is one of the most common operations in the acoustic field, but its performance depends on computational complexity and filter design techniques. Starting from a previous FIR implementation based on multirate systems and filterbanks theory, an optimized digital audio equalizer is derived. The proposed approach employs all-pass IIR filters to improve the filterbanks structure developed to avoid ripple between adjacent bands. The effectiveness of the optimized implementation is shown comparing it with the FIR approach. The solution presented here has several advantages increasing the equalization performance in terms of low computational complexity, low delay, and uniform frequency response.

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