Bit expansion in digital loudspeakers with oversampling and noise shaping

Haihua Zhang, Simon Busbridge, Peter A. Fryer

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The resolution of true digital loudspeakers is currently limited by their physical construction. Transducer arrays require 2 to the Nth power minus 1 speaklets and multiple voice coil topologies require N coils (N = the number of bits). Oversampling and noise shaping has been used to maintain resolution with fewer bits. Results are presented where the oversampled signal falls both within and outside of the bandwidth of the radiator. A linear model is being developed to understand the observations. The radiator displacement shows little difference between the original and oversampled cases. It is concluded that the limited bandwidth of existing acoustical radiators is advantageous in acting as the re-integration filter. In circumstances where this is not possible the auditory system may perform this task
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication116th AES Convention Papers
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2004
Event116th AES Convention Papers - Berlin, 8 - 11 May, 2004
Duration: 1 May 2004 → …


Conference116th AES Convention Papers
Period1/05/04 → …


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