IOSONO –Wave Field Synthesizer
The TiME Lab has at its disposal a 140 channel planar wave field synthesizing system (WFS) to render the acoustic part of any content with great authenticity. The WFS is an object-based multiple channel sound reproduction system. This enables audio reproductions to map sounds to their sources in the same way as they would be located in a non-artificial environment. With limitations, this even extends to the acoustic space between the speakers and listeners. In addition, the acoustic character of rooms or environments, such as those of churches or concert halls, can be realistically reproduced by wave field synthesizers – listeners get almost transported into these environments. In contrast to discrete playback formats (stereo, 5.1, 7.1 etc.), the WFS auditory sensation area is almost as large as the area enclosed between the speakers and the listeners. Another important fact is that there are no ‘sweet spots‘.
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