Compact loudspeaker array for enhanced stereophonic loudspeaker reproduction
Etienne Corteel and Matthias Rosenthal
This paper illustrates the demonstration of sonic emotion's 3D sound technology for compact loudspeaker arrays. The technology combines stereo/5.1 spatial analysis techniques with advanced sound field control techniques based on Wave Field Synthesis for optimum sound rendering of stereo/5.1 content within an extended listening area. sonic emotion offers a complete solution in the form of a chip that produces specific loudspeaker alimentation signals from stereo or 5.1 inputs. The SE-W58-II chip can be integrated into docking stations, compact IP radios, TVs, compact home theater systems, and soundbars for improved spatial sound rendering. Upcoming commercial products have entered mass production and will be available soon.