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1. (WO2017034895) MANIPULATION OF PLAYBACK DEVICE RESPONSE USING SIGNAL PROCESSING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034895    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/047418
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 18 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04R 3/12
H04S 3/02
H04R 5/02
Applicants: SONOS, INC.
Inventors: CHAMNESS, Mike
KADRI, Romi
Title: MANIPULATION OF PLAYBACK DEVICE RESPONSE USING SIGNAL PROCESSING
Abstract:
An example method for a playback device (i) provides a center channel of audio content to one or more first audio drivers and one or more second audio drivers so that the center channel is reproduced according to a first radiation pattern and (ii) provides a side channel of audio content to the one or more first audio drivers so that the side channel is reproduced according to a second radiation pattern. The first and second radiation patterns may combine to form a response lobe that has a maximum between the respective maxima of the first and second radiation patterns. An example non-transitory computer-readable medium and an example playback device, both related to the example method, are also disclosed herein.