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Last Updated: 20060831, mei

Sunday, October 8, 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm


Tom Nousaine, TN Communications - MI, USA
Roger Dressler, Dolby Laboratories
Daniel Field, Harman/Becker Automotive Systems
Alan Trevena, DLC Design
Mark Ziemba, Panasonic Audio Systems

In testing nearly 700 OEM autosound systems, over 200 competitive aftermarket autosound systems and several hundred aftermarket loudspeaker systems Tom Nousaine has found that nearly all passenger seat listeners receive a soundstage with images asymmetrically clustered toward the near side of the car with individual images sometimes being placed at the door speakers. A majority of driver side listeners receive a smaller degree of the same problem and even surround system systems with center channel transducers seldom produce an optimal solution. In the opinion of Mr. Nousaine near side spatial bias is a nearly universal problem in autosound design and implementation. In considering this issue, individual panelists will present their interpretation of the situation and discuss methods and techniques for solving the condition.

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