While considerable attention has been paid to the effects of room acoustics on the reproduction of wavelengths comparable to room dimensions, little attention has been paid to temporal relationships between the loudspeaker, the room, and the listener in small listening rooms. It can be shown that the broadband virtual image created by a two channel sound reproduction system is highly dependent for its clarity on the directional characteristics of the loudspeaker. A loudspeaker producing a cylindrical radiation can achieve such imaging.
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