Stereophonic Localization in the Presence of Boundary Reflections, Comparing Specular and Diffuse Acoustic Radiators
Experiments on sound localization using specular radiators are often performed under near anechoic conditions which do not correspond closely to normal listening environments. A hypothesis is proposed that localization precision as a function of room acoustics is minimized by the use of diffuse acoustic radiators such as DML panels. This proposition is investigated and the results from a series of psychometric tests presented to establish the conditions under which this approach is valid.
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