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The Native B-Format Microphone: Part II

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Part I of this paper described the objective performance of tetrahedral cardioid arrays versus arrays comprised of discrete pressure and pressure gradient microphone capsules. In the present paper the results of direct listening comparisons between the two types of arrays are given. Simultaneous recordings were made using pairings of the arrays for subsequent comparisons. The sources include both speech and music, and the environments include a range from very dry to very reverberant. The recordings were compared in both horizontal-only and in periphonic reproduction systems.

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