Genelec powers audio research at psychoacoustics lab

Genelec powers audio research at psychoacoustics lab
Genelec monitors were selected to enable research at the Applied Psychoacoustics Lab (APL) at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

The APL is an experimental lab created to advance knowledge of the mechanism of human auditory experience, aiming to provide solutions to audio engineering problems.

A Genelec user since its opening in 2013, the APL’s critical listening room recently underwent an upgrade to Genelec’s ‘The Ones’ smart active monitors to support further advances in audio research.

Focusing more on virtual acoustics for extended reality applications, the older Genelec system was replaced by 8341 three-way coaxial monitors from ‘The Ones’ series, meeting the APL’s requirement for coaxial monitors for localisation tests, rapidly identifying where the acoustic centre position is during localisation tests.

The new setup enables the APL to create a Dolby Atmos 9.1.6 space, while the older Genelec 8040s in the room can be expanded to cover higher channel count formats such as NHK’s 22.2 standard. In this setup, nine 8040s are deployed in the floor, height and rear centre position.

The entire room can be tuned with the 9.1.6 system in less than five minutes.

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