Methods for subjective evaluation of spatial characteristics of sound
The total auditory impression of space is assumed to be a
combination of a number of spatial characteristics or auditory attributes.
The standard experimental procedures, developed for listening tests on
loudspeakers cannot handle multidimensional attributes so it is necessary
to develop new methods for such tests. The method introduced is termed
Descriptive Analysis and was developed in the food industry to quantify
food quality. The purpose of the method is to identify the auditory
attributes of space, to devise methods for quantifying the magnitude of
sensation for each attribute, and to establish the relation between the
individual attributes and total auditory impression of space.
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