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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Effects Of Enclosure Design On The Directivity Synthesis By Spherical Loudspeaker Arrays
Author: Pasqual A.M.
Arruda J.R.
Herzog P.
Abstract: Spherical loudspeaker arrays have been used to generate non-uniform directivity patterns. It is known that the poor radiation efficiency of spherical sources and the loudspeaker electroacoustic behavior impose constraints on the directivity synthesis at low frequencies, which are aggravated as the source volume is made smaller. In this work, the effects of the enclosure design on the loudspeaker signal powers are analyzed. Two different approaches have been reported in literature, although quantitative comparisons have not been provided. In the first approach, the drivers share the same enclosure volume and in the second, they have their own independent sealed cavities. Here, an analytical model that takes into account the interior and exterior acoustic coupling is used in order to evaluate the voltages that must feed the array drivers. It is shown that the signal powers can be reduced at low frequencies by letting the drivers share the same enclosure volume. However, this leads to controllability problems, since some natural frequencies of the enclosure are in the operation range of the spherical array. If controllability at natural frequencies is neglected, a simple lumped parameter model of the enclosure presents good agreement with the continuous model, indicating that heavy calculations may be unnecessary.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2008
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