Quantifying listener preference of flat-panel loudspeakers

Michael C. Heilemann, David A. Anderson, Stephen Roessner, Mark F. Bocko

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We present a perceptual evaluation of flat-panel loudspeakers derived from anechoic amplitude response measurements. Seventy measurements were used to formulate frequency response curves for each loudspeaker characterizing the effects of listener position and in-room reflections. A model developed by Olive [1] was applied to the response curves to predict a preference rating for each loudspeaker. A commercial flat-panel speaker, and a flat-panel speaker with a modal crossover network enabled/disabled were measured along with a conventional speaker. The modal crossover speaker scored over ten points higher than the other flat-panel speakers, and displayed a smooth low-frequency response. For flat-panel loudspeakers to produce preference ratings comparable with conventional speakers, structural improvements must be made to reduce the narrow band deviation at high-frequencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event145th Audio Engineering Society International Convention, AES 2018 - New York, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2018Oct 21 2018


Conference145th Audio Engineering Society International Convention, AES 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York

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