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Stereophonic Localization in the Presence of Boundary Reflections, Comparing Specular and Diffuse Acoustic Radiators

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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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