The influence of stereophony on the restitution of timbre by loudspeakers

Mathieu Lavandier, Benjamin Guyot, Sabine Meunier, Philippe Herzog*

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In a previous study [1], the restitution of timbre by loudspeakers was evaluated by perceptual and physical measurements, in order to find the link between these two parallel approaches. An experimental protocol was built which consists in recording the sound radiated by single loudspeakers in a room, and then submitting the recorded sounds to listening tests under headphones. Even if the spatial dimension of sound reproduction is not investigated here, the stereophony might also in°uence the restitution of timbre by loudspeakers. A panel of loudspeakers was recorded in both monophonic and stereophonic reproductions. The recordings were submitted to listening tests in order to evaluate the in°uence of the stereophony on the perceived di®erences between loudspeakers. This in°uence turns out to be minor, and the perceptual spaces resulting from multidimensional scaling analysis of the perceived di®erences were not a®ected by the change of the reproduction configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAudio Engineering Society - 119th Convention Fall Preprints 2005
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781604234855
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Event119th Convention Fall Preprints - 2005 - New York, United States
Duration: 7 Oct 200510 Oct 2005


Other119th Convention Fall Preprints - 2005
CountryUnited States
CityNew York

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