Loudspeaker array

Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

Wien | Website

Large equipment

Short Description

Audio: 91 individually driven loudspeakers; four additional subwoofer channels; 96 audio channels in total.
Geometry: angular distance between the loudspeakers: below 20°; Horizontal range: 360°; Vertical range: from -45° to +90°; Radius (from the array center to the loudspeaker membrane): 1.2 m.
Various: redundant emergency deactivation; video surveillance of the subject; mobile system (can be disassambled and re-assembled at another location).

The purpose of the device is to perform basic research in the field of spatial hearing and spatial audio reproduction (virtual acoustics).

Contact Person

Piotr Majdak

Research Services

Development and execution of acoustic measurements as well as psychoacoustic experiments.

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Development and execution of acoustic measurements as well as psychoacoustic experiments related to virtual acoustics.