Controlled Acoustic Bass System (CABS) A Method to Achieve Uniform Sound Field Distribution at Low Frequencies in Rectangular Rooms

Adrian Celestinos, Sofus Birkedal Nielsen

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Abstract

The sound field produced by loudspeakers at low frequencies in small- and medium-size rectangular listening rooms is highly nonuniform due to the multiple reflections and diffractions of sound on the walls and different objects in the room. A new method, called controlled acoustic bass system (CABS), is introduced. The system utilizes front loudspeakers and extra loudspeakers on the opposite wall of the room processed to cancel out the rear-wall reflections, which effectively conveys a more uniform sound field. The system works in the time domain and presents good performance over the loudspeaker low-frequency range. CABS has been simulated and measured in two different standard listening rooms with satisfactory results.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Audio Engineering Society
Volume56
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)915-931
ISSN1549-4950
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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