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Old 16th January 2012, 10:02 AM   #251
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Nice one Elias.... Mine is same drivers smaller box (not by much) and mounted behind TV exactly like yours!!!! Copy Cat!

I use a 8uf cap and 4.7ohm resistor. Can you do a sim for these? i doubled the cap value because the CHR-70 are 4 ohm. Sounds good. But would love to see the sim.

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For the psychoacoustic filter, a rule of thumb could be:
For a 8 ohm elements use R = 4.7, and for a 4 ohm elements use R = 2.2. C value depends what freq band you like to alter.

With CHR-70 I used R = 2.2 ohm and C = 6.8 uF.


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Old 25th January 2012, 03:10 PM   #252
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Stereosphere is alive!

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Now powered by SSSx5 technology:

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Listening impressions in comparison to 2 speaker stereophony:
- increased depth
- no spatial/spectral "disturbance" when turning head
- virtually no stereo effect, all sounds emanating from the center
- somewhat diffuse but not unnatural sound stage
- localization of high frequency content at speaker location
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Old 25th January 2012, 05:58 PM   #253
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I have wondered what a pair of Bose 901's stacked on top of each other and rewired left and right accordingly driven by a HT receiver and the two front drivers on the center channel would sound like. Is this the same effect? I read most of this thread and tried to follow the discussion.

I would install this inside of a Vintage upright console radio.
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Old 25th January 2012, 08:07 PM   #254
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- virtually no stereo effect, all sounds emanating from the center
-- localization of high frequency content at speaker location
Are you using the RC filter/attenuator circuit? It works - adjustable to suit your room. larger cap &/or resistor --> more lateral spread, less center.

If still getting too much from center when taken to the extreme (center bypassed), then SSS won't work in your room . . . If sidewalls are too distant, too absorbent, or too asymetrical, the precedence effect will dominate no matter what adjustments are made.

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Old 25th January 2012, 09:08 PM   #255
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Listening impressions in comparison to 2 speaker stereophony:
- increased depth
- no spatial/spectral "disturbance" when turning head
- virtually no stereo effect, all sounds emanating from the center
- somewhat diffuse but not unnatural sound stage
- localization of high frequency content at speaker location
Forgot one observation:
- poor speech intelligibility
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Old 25th January 2012, 09:11 PM   #256
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I have wondered what a pair of Bose 901's stacked on top of each other and rewired left and right accordingly driven by a HT receiver and the two front drivers on the center channel would sound like. Is this the same effect? I read most of this thread and tried to follow the discussion.
Fixer,

One can't really say if it would be "the same effect", but I doubt it. Any Dolby etc processing is considerably different than passive processing. 'Could work well, but would not be the same as SSS.

Problems:
1) Center drivers would have to be removed from the cabs & pointed at listener. Won't work pointing to the sides.

2) A Substantial impedance mismatch would result: The Bose 901 drivers are only 1 ohm impedance each. Your sides would be 7 ohms and the center only 2 ohm (or worse yet 0.5 ohm in parallel). Very heavy-handed level adjustment will be required. The low impedance could also damage your amplifier.

You could use a third 901 cab for the center speaker. This is the most workable solution. The active EQ required for the 901 makes using any other drivers a bad idea, surrounds included. I also have no idea how you could incorporate the Active EQ into a HT unit, unless it is an older AVR with a tape monitor loop, or if you have only one input source.

you'd be kinda missing the point of SSS by dealing with all of this as described. The primary charm of SSS is one-box simplicity, and compatability with any monaural or 2 channel recordings, on any 2-channel stereo system (except for amps that do not share ground).

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Old 26th January 2012, 02:15 AM   #257
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My mom would love this. She thinks my dad and i are silly for all the attention we put into speaker placement in the room. She would prefer that things like speakers and cables are out of site, while we believe that bringing speakers out away from yhe walls reduces early reflections and improves the stereo image.

I cant help but be reminded of a friend in college that took a pair of Infinity small bookshelfs and put them back to back behind his TV, it actually sounded very good and created a very wide sound-stage.
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Old 26th January 2012, 08:49 PM   #258
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Stereosphere is alive!


Now powered by SSSx5 technology:


Listening impressions in comparison to 2 speaker stereophony:
- increased depth
- no spatial/spectral "disturbance" when turning head
- virtually no stereo effect, all sounds emanating from the center
- somewhat diffuse but not unnatural sound stage
- localization of high frequency content at speaker location

You have shrinked the SSS Look at the size of the screw terminals compared to the box ! I assume all famous FRS8.


I have few suspections of why 'no stereo effect' in your observation.

1) Your listening distance may be too small ! What is the listening distance in relation to the room width? Earlier I found there is a minimum distance that should be satisfied in order to stereo to work. As posted earlier, for optimum results: listening distance > room width.

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2) Your box may be too small ! (sorry to calumniate your fine design ) In a too small of a box, there is no 'baffle gained directivity' in the midrange. In any linear three speaker matrix the maximum separation is 6dB between the three channels (only when x = 0.5). This can be achieved if the acoustic signal do not 'leak' to the wrong side which allways happends and only depends on frequency and the size of the box (diffraction).


3) You may not have installed the psychoacoustic filter ! It helps to hide the speaker, by directing the energy from the center to the sides. As Tubamark noted it can be adjusted depending on your side wall reflectivity.


4) Is your front wall (behind the speaker) absorbed ? I don't know if this is a benefit or not, but I have a feeling that absorbing the front wall kills a portion of the side energy as well (front wall -> side wall reflection).
As the perception is mainly based on mudulation envelope, and modulation envelope in music changes relatively slowly compared to the time difference of reflections in a typical small room so more side reflections also increases side energy which helps in 'imaging' to keep the image at the correct side.


5) Poor (studio) recording, including no or negligible of ambiance. Remember, mono should be at the center


Despite of these obstacles I have observed also the same:
The depth is deeper than conventinal stereo triangle. As a complete opposite to stereo triangle, SSS is immune to head rotation.
Speech intelligibility ?


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Old 26th January 2012, 08:57 PM   #259
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By the way, here's my latest of SSSx5 with Mark Audio Alpair5

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The size of the side panels are 40*34cm. Front panel is 40*20cm. It's bigger than the earlier prototype, and volume is bigger than would be required by the elements, but the purpose was to examine the effect of increased side separation.

It sounds good


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Old 5th February 2012, 06:00 PM   #260
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To address the potential problem of tonal balance of the negative vector dipole effect if left uncompensated, now there is a solution !

The signals for the three elements of the SSS are as before:
Lo = L - xR
Ro = R - xL
Co = xL + xR

where parameter x is between:
x = 0...1

Rearranging the terms:
L - xR = (1 - x)L + x(L - R)
R - xL = (1 - x)R + x(R - L)
xL + xR = x(L + R)

And utilising definition of MS stereo:
M = L + R
S = L - R

The three element signals of the SSS can be written as:
Lo = (1 - x)L + xS
Ro = (1 - x)R - xS
Co = xM


Heureka !

Because L and R remain in same phase in typical mixing practises, the only term causing negative vector is the S signal. S signal forms a sideways dipole in the SSS. This can be compensated easily ! I've drawn one possible configuration below:

Stereo signal is fed into MS matrix to form M and S signals. Then dipole correction is applied to S signal, and compensatory phase correction is applied to M signal. Then using inverse MS matrix signal is transformed back to L and R format which is fed into SSS speaker.

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This is expected to correct any possible issues in frequency dependent tonal balance depending on input signals

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Looks like I was not shooting in the dark about the MS matrix equaliser, but reinventing the wheel !

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Applications of Blumlein Shuffling to Stereo Microphone Techniques
Gerzon, JAES 1994


http://decoy.iki.fi/dsound/ambisonic.../data/6939.pdf


Also another document:

Studio Sound, July 1986
Stereo Shuffling: New Approach Old Technique


http://www.audiosignal.co.uk/Resourc...uffling_A4.pdf


I did not try it yet to the SSSx5, simply because I haven't noticed such obvious flawes which would need compensation.

In theory it could improve low frequency stereo effects.


Thanks to Blumlein and Gerzon, stereo reproduction has become very interesting


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