143rd AES CONVENTION Sound Reinforcement Session SR08: Live Sound Subwoofer System Design

AES New York 2017
Sound Reinforcement Session SR08

Friday, October 20, 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm (Rm 1E09)


SR08 - Live Sound Subwoofer System Design

Adam J. Hill, University of Derby - Derby, Derbyshire, UK; Gand Concert Sound - Elk Grove Village, IL, USA

There is little reason this day in age to accept undesirable low-frequency sound coverage in live sound reinforcement. The theories behind subwoofer system optimization are well-known within academia and various branches of industry, although this knowledge isn't always fully-translated into practical terms for end-users. This tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of how to achieve desirable low-frequency sound coverage including: subwoofer polar response control, array and cluster configuration, signal routing/processing options, performance stage effects, source decorrelation, acoustic barriers and perceptual considerations. The tutorial is suitable for practitioners, academics, and students alike, providing practical approaches to low-frequency sound control and highlighting recent technological advancements.

AES Members can watch a video of this session for free.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement

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