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Saturday, May 12th
14:00 hr Room L

W-4 Subjective Evaluation of Vehicular Audio Systems

Chair: Richard Stroud, Delphi Delco Electronics, USA

Angelo Farina (University of Parma, Italy)
Neal House (Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, USA)
Tom Nousaine (Mobile Entertainment, USA)
Roger Shively (Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, USA)
Jason M.Weida (Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, USA)
Mark Ziemba (Panasonic Automotive, USA)

Subjective audio system evaluation in vehicles is being used by today's audio system suppliers and customers. Employing skilled listeners and repeatable procedures, it is utilized to assess a target system's potential for customer satisfaction. Typical elements of subjective evaluation include listening to multiple music segments, utilizing reference listening room music systems, developing skills in listeners and following procedures designed to enhance objectivity. This workshop will feature presentations and discussions relating to various methods of subjective automotive audio system evaluation in use today. Similarities and differences between the methods will be offered.

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