A method for Perceptual Assessment of Automotive Audio Systems and Cabin Acoustics

Neofytos Kaplanis, Søren Bech, Tervo Sakari, Jukka Pätynen, Tapio Lokki, Toon Van Watershoot, Søren Holdt Jensen

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This paper reports the design and implementation of a method to perceptually assess the acoustical prop- erties 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 in- stant 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 publication60th International Conference : DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech)
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Publication dateFeb 2016
Article number6-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-942220-07-7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016
EventAES 60th International Conference: Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio Music and Speech - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 3 Feb 20165 Feb 2016
Conference number: 60th


ConferenceAES 60th International Conference
SeriesJournal of the Audio Engineering Society


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