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Acoustics and Hearing

Authors: Damaske, Peter

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  • Comprehensive book on the outer influence of hearing and how to achieve perfect stereo effects
  • Important for the design of concert halls and loudspeakers
  • Explanation of sound effects and stereophony
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When one listens to music at home, one would like to have an acoustic impression close to that of being in the concert hall. Until recently this meant elaborate multi-channelled sound systems with 5 or more speakers. But head-related stereophony achieves the surround-sound effect in living rooms with only two loudspeakers. By virtue of their slight directivity as well as an electronic filter the limitations previously common to two-speaker systems can be overcome and this holds for any arbitrary two-channel recording. The book also investigates the question of how a wide and diffuse sound image can arise in concert halls and shows that the quality of concert halls decisively depends on diffuse sound images arising in the onset of reverberation. For this purpose a strong onset of reverberation is modified in an anechoic chamber by electroacoustic means. Acoustics and Hearing proposes ideas concerning signal processing in the auditory system that explain the measured results and the resultant sound effects pleasing to the audience.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-78229-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Softcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-78227-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acoustics and Hearing
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-78229-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-78229-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-78227-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 120
Number of Illustrations
58 b/w illustrations
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