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DSP Loudspeaker 3D Complex Correction

An advantageous approach to DSP equalization of loudspeakers is proposed in this paper adopting spatial averages of complex responses acquired from 3D balloon measurements. Alignment of the off-axis impulses responses with the on-axis impulse responses are accomplished using a cross-correlation technique prior to spatial averaging to attain meaningful statistics of magnitude and phase responses. This is performed over a pre-defined listening window from the complete loudspeaker response balloons (both magnitude and phase). The resulted average of the complex response within a suitably defined listening window is used to obtain, via the least mean square adaptive technique, an inverse filter that corrects the linear behavior of the loudspeaker.

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