AES Store

Journal Forum

Audibility of a CD-Standard A/DA/A Loop Inserted into High-Resolution Audio Playback - September 2007

Reflecting on Reflections - June 2014

Quiet Thoughts on a Deafening Problem - May 2014
1 comment

Access Journal Forum

AES E-Library

Temporal and Spectral Masking Effects of Harmonic Complex Tones

Thresholds of a 1200-Hz test tone, masked by a harmonic complex tone (fundamental frequency 40 Hz), are reported. The frequency components are added in sinephase with amplitudes decreasing as 1/f. The resulting waveforms have a high-peak temporal envelope structure. The spectral structure of the masker is altered by omitting either the low or the high frequency components. The measured thresholds have a pronounced maximum if the masker cut-off frequency coincides with the test signal frequency. By varying the masker level it is possible, because of the ear's nonlinearities, to separate effects of temporal and spectral resolution.

AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Google+   YouTube   RSS News Feeds  
AES - Audio Engineering Society