AES Amsterdam 2008 Sunday, May 18, 09:00 — 11:30
W9 - UNEVEN BASS REPRODUCTION IN AUTOMOBILES
Tom Nousaine, Listening Technology
David Calristrom, Chrysler Automotive
David Clark, Alpine - USA
Robert Klacza, Chrylser
Alfred Svobodnik, Harman International Industries, Inc.
Mark Ziemba, Panasonic-US
In the evaluation of 800 OEM Autosound systems Tom Nousaine, Listening Technology, has found that a majority of systems suffer from spectral uniformity problems at low frequencies. This simply means that bass sounds are uneven. For example, on a program with an acoustic bass solo, some notes almost disappear while others may seem unusually loud. It is commonly felt that this is a simple equalization issue. Thus, it is puzzling that this problem continues to exist when modern car electronics have significant active sound control capabilities. The panel will discuss the issue, causes, and possible solutions.
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