Perception and preference of reverberation in small listening rooms for multi-loudspeaker reproduction

Tutkimustuotos: Lehtiartikkelivertaisarvioitu


  • Neofytos Kaplanis
  • Søren Bech
  • Tapio Lokki
  • Toon van Waterschoot
  • Sören Holdt Jensen


  • Bang & Olufsen A/S
  • KU Leuven
  • Aalborg University


An experiment was conducted to identify the perceptual effects of acoustical properties of domestic listening environments, in a stereophonic reproduction scenario. Nine sound fields, originating from four rooms, were captured and spatially reproduced over a three-dimensional loudspeaker array. A panel of ten expert assessors identified and quantified the perceived differences of those sound fields using their own perceptual attributes. A multivariate analysis revealed two principal dimensions that could summarize the sound fields of this investigation. Four perceptual constructs seem to characterize the sensory properties of these dimensions, relating to Reverberance, Width & Envelopment, Proximity, and Bass. Overall, the results signify the importance of reverberation in residential listening environments on the perceived sensory experience, and as a consequence, the assessors' preferences towards certain decay times.


JulkaisuJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
TilaJulkaistu - marraskuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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