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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Abstract

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

Conference

ConferenceAES 60th International Conference
Number60th
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period03/02/201605/02/2016
SeriesJournal of the Audio Engineering Society
ISSN1549-4950

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Audio systems
Sound reproduction
Acoustics
Headphones
Loudspeakers
Acoustic fields
Impulse response
Railroad cars
Decomposition
Experiments
Sensory analysis

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Kaplanis, N., Bech, S., Sakari, T., Pätynen, J., Lokki, T., Van Watershoot, T., & Jensen, S. H. (2016). A method for Perceptual Assessment of Automotive Audio Systems and Cabin Acoustics. In 60th International Conference: DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech) [6-3] Audio Engineering Society. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
Kaplanis, Neofytos ; Bech, Søren ; Sakari, Tervo ; Pätynen, Jukka ; Lokki, Tapio ; Van Watershoot, Toon ; Jensen, Søren Holdt. / A method for Perceptual Assessment of Automotive Audio Systems and Cabin Acoustics. 60th International Conference: DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech). Audio Engineering Society, 2016. (Journal of the Audio Engineering Society).
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A method for Perceptual Assessment of Automotive Audio Systems and Cabin Acoustics. / Kaplanis, Neofytos; Bech, Søren; Sakari, Tervo ; Pätynen, Jukka; Lokki, Tapio; Van Watershoot, Toon; Jensen, Søren Holdt.

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Kaplanis N, Bech S, Sakari T, Pätynen J, Lokki T, Van Watershoot T et al. A method for Perceptual Assessment of Automotive Audio Systems and Cabin Acoustics. In 60th International Conference: DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech). Audio Engineering Society. 2016. 6-3. (Journal of the Audio Engineering Society).