Improvements in Elimination of Loudspeaker Distortion in Acoustic Measurements

Finn T. Agerkvist, Antoni Torras Rosell, Richard Ian McWalter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review


This paper investigates the influence of nonlinear components that contaminate the linear response of acoustic transducers, and presents improved methods for eliminating the influence of nonlinearities in acoustic measurements. The method is evaluated with pure sinusoidal signals as well as swept sine signal and is tested on models of memoryless nonlinear systems as well as nonlinear loudspeakers. The method is shown to give a clear benefit over existing methods. Two techniques that improve the signal-to-noise ratio are demonstrated: the first uses more measurement levels than the number of orders to be separated, whereas the other one is based on standard Tikhonov regularization. Both methods are shown to significantly improve the signal-to-noise ratio.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 138th International Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention
Number of pages10
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event138th Audio Engineering Society Convention - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 7 May 201510 May 2015
Conference number: 138


Conference138th Audio Engineering Society Convention


Dive into the research topics of 'Improvements in Elimination of Loudspeaker Distortion in Acoustic Measurements'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this