Speaker Auralization ' Subjective Evaluation of Nonlinear Distortion
A new auralization technique is presented for the objective and subjective assessment of drivers in the large signal domain. Using the results of the large signal parameter identification a digital model of the particular driver is realized in a digital signal processor (DSP) to simulate the sound pressure output for any given input signal (test signal, music ). This technique combines objective analysis and subjective listening test to assess the linear and distortion components in real time. This valuable tool shows the impact of each distortion component on sound quality and allows driver optimization with respect to performance, size, weight and cost.
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