Room impulse response shortening by channel shortening concepts

Markus Kallinger, Alfred Mertins


This paper addresses the usability of channel shortening equalizers known from data transmission systems for the equalization of acoustic systems. In multicarrier systems, equalization filters are used to shorten the channel's effective length to the size of a cyclic prefix or the guard interval. In most data-transmission applications, the equalizer succeeds the channel. In acoustic systems, an equalizer is placed in front of a playback loudspeaker to generate a desired impulse response for the concatenation of the equalizer, a loudspeaker, a room impulse response, and a reference microphone. In this paper, we modify the channel shortening paradigm and show that shaping the desired impulse response to a shorter reverberation time is more appropriate for acoustical systems than exactly truncating it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the Thirty-Ninth Asilomar Conference onSignals, Systems and Computers, 2005
Number of pages5
Publication date01.12.2005
Article number1599885
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0131-3
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2005
Event39th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: 28.10.200501.11.2005
Conference number: 69283


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