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Improvements in Intelligibility through the Use of Diffuse Acoustic Radiators in Sound Distribution

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The unique sound generation and radiation characteristics of distributed mode panel loudspeakers are shown to produce improved intelligibility under given listening conditions. The improvement mechanisms are investigated and shown to be related to a number of unique features of this type of radiator including transient response, synergetic decay, low inherent distortion, directivity, and the diffuse nature of acoustic radiation.

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