Chapter 14

The behaviour of multiple loudspeakers in rooms

Loudspeakers in different environments. Steady-state and transient response differences. Pan-pot laws. Fold-down compromises. Discrete and phantom image differences. Multiple surround formats. Sub-woofer options.

Chapter 11 discussed many aspects of the performance of loudspeakers in rooms. Principally, it was dealing with single loudspeakers, but a very important aspect of the performance of sound control rooms for music recording in the spacial performance in stereo or surround. This aspect of the performance of loudspeakers is difficult to specify, and in the case of a single loudspeaker, which is usually what loudspeaker specifications relate to, it is currently (2003) impossible ...

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