A method for perceptual assessment of automotive audio systems and cabin acoustics

Neofytos Kaplanis, Søren Bech, Sakari Tervo, Jukka Pätynen, Tapio Lokki, Toon van Waterschoot, Sören Holdt Jensen

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Abstract

This paper reports the design and implementation of a method to perceptually assess the acoustical properties of a car cabin and the subsequent sound reproduction properties of automotive audio systems. Here, we combine Spatial Decomposition Method and Rapid Sensory Analysis techniques. The former allows instant comparisons between auralized measured Vehicle Impulse Responses (VIR) over loudspeakers, avoiding headphone-related shortcomings, while rapid sensory analysis overcomes time-consuming product profiling and language-specific problems, commonly found in the evaluation of audio material. The proposed method is described in terms of capturing, analyzing and reproducing the sound field. A brief overview of the experimental procedure is presented as well as preliminary results of a pilot experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 60th International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationDREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech)
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventAES International Conference on Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech - Leuven , Belgium
Duration: 3 Feb 20165 Feb 2016
Conference number: 60

Conference

ConferenceAES International Conference on Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech
Abbreviated titleDREAMS
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period03/02/201605/02/2016

Keywords

  • room acoustics
  • automotive acoustics
  • hifi-reproduction
  • spatial sound

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