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Evaluation of Room Speech Transmission Index and Modulation Transfer Function by the Use of Time Delay Spectrometry

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The literature shows that the modulation transfer function (MTF) and speech transmission index (STI) can be computed from the squared impulse response of a linear passive system. This paper describes an extension of this method to measurements of systems using time delay spectrometry (TDS). The new method makes use of both the real and imaginary parts of the complex analytic impulse response of the system (the energy-time response). This allows more accurate determination of STI and MTF because the calculations are based on measurements that more closely follow the true energy decay in the room.

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