EP0323830A3 - Surround-sound system - Google Patents

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EP0323830A3
EP0323830A3 EP19890100047 EP89100047A EP0323830A3 EP 0323830 A3 EP0323830 A3 EP 0323830A3 EP 19890100047 EP19890100047 EP 19890100047 EP 89100047 A EP89100047 A EP 89100047A EP 0323830 A3 EP0323830 A3 EP 0323830A3
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surround
sound
channel
loudspeakers
equalization
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French (fr)
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EP0323830A2 (en
EP0323830B1 (en
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Tomlinson Holman
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LucasArts Entertainment Co
LUCAS FILM Ltd
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LucasArts Entertainment Co
LUCAS FILM Ltd
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Priority to US141570 priority
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04SSTEREOPHONIC SYSTEMS 
    • H04S3/00Systems employing more than two channels, e.g. quadraphonic
    • H04S3/02Systems employing more than two channels, e.g. quadraphonic of the matrix type, i.e. in which input signals are combined algebraically, e.g. after having been phase shifted with respect to each other
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04SSTEREOPHONIC SYSTEMS 
    • H04S5/00Pseudo-stereo systems, e.g. in which additional channel signals are derived from monophonic signals by means of phase shifting, time delay or reverberation 
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04SSTEREOPHONIC SYSTEMS 
    • H04S7/00Indicating arrangements; Control arrangements, e.g. balance control
    • H04S7/30Control circuits for electronic adaptation of the sound field
    • H04S7/307Frequency adjustment, e.g. tone control

Abstract

Spectral imbalance (alteration in timbre) when playing home video versions of motion pictures is overcome by re-equalization according to a unique correction response curve which compensates for the equalization for playback in large theater-sized auditoriums inherent in motion picture soundtracks. Surround-sound home playback of motion pictures is enhanced by employing main channel loudspeakers that produce generally direct sound fields and surround channel loudspeakers that produce generally diffuse sound fields. Preferably, further equalization is applied to the reproduced surround channel to compensate for the differences in perceived timbre between direct and diffuse sound fields. In addition, the reproduced surround-sound channel is further enhanced by decreasing the interaural cross-correlation of the surround-sound channel sound field at listening positions within the room, preferably by introducing slight pitch shifting in the signals applied to multiple surround loudspeakers.
EP19890100047 1988-01-06 1989-01-03 Surround-sound system Expired - Lifetime EP0323830B1 (en)

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US14157088A true 1988-01-06 1988-01-06
US141570 1988-01-06

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EP0323830A2 EP0323830A2 (en) 1989-07-12
EP0323830A3 true EP0323830A3 (en) 1991-07-24
EP0323830B1 EP0323830B1 (en) 1995-03-29

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JP (1) JP2727339B2 (en)
AT (1) AT120605T (en)
AU (1) AU624347B2 (en)
CA (1) CA1310919C (en)
DE (2) DE68921899T2 (en)

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US5043970A (en) * 1988-01-06 1991-08-27 Lucasarts Entertainment Company Sound system with source material and surround timbre response correction, specified front and surround loudspeaker directionality, and multi-loudspeaker surround

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GB2006583A (en) * 1977-10-14 1979-05-02 Dolby Lab Licensing Corp Multi-channel Sound Systems
EP0249640A1 (en) * 1985-11-22 1987-12-23 Sony Corporation Multi-channel stereo reproducing apparatus

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JPH0720309B2 (en) * 1984-12-06 1995-03-06 松下電器産業株式会社 Spin - mosquitoes for tone control device
US4799260A (en) * 1985-03-07 1989-01-17 Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation Variable matrix decoder
DK152478C (en) * 1985-12-06 1988-07-25 Ole Sparkjaer Method and circuit for decoding four channel signals which are coded and matrix is ​​in the form of a two-channel signal

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GB2006583A (en) * 1977-10-14 1979-05-02 Dolby Lab Licensing Corp Multi-channel Sound Systems
EP0249640A1 (en) * 1985-11-22 1987-12-23 Sony Corporation Multi-channel stereo reproducing apparatus

Non-Patent Citations (2)

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FUNKSCHAU, vol. 58, no. 17, August 1986, pages 88-92, Munich, DE; "Live-Atmosphäre von der Videokassette" *
JOURNAL OF THE AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY, vol. 23, no. 3, April 1975, pages 178-186, New York, US; R.B. SCHULEIN: "In situ measurement and equalization of sound reproduction systems" *

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CA1310919C (en) 1992-12-01
AT120605T (en) 1995-04-15
EP0323830A2 (en) 1989-07-12
JP2727339B2 (en) 1998-03-11
AU2776989A (en) 1989-07-06
DE68921899T2 (en) 1995-09-21
AU624347B2 (en) 1992-06-11
JPH02141100A (en) 1990-05-30
DE68921899D1 (en) 1995-05-04
EP0323830B1 (en) 1995-03-29

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