IRIS is put to the test

23 May 2017
IRIS is put to the test

IRIS is one of two spatial room impulse response analysis methods reviewed as part of a recent independent study by Amengual et al. published in the April 2017 edition of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

The article compares IRIS with SDM (Spatial Decomposition Method), a method which decomposes a sound-field as a succession of plane waves using an array of at least four microphones. The study includes consideration of spatial resolution, temporal resolution and room acoustics measurements, finding that "[...] the spatial accuracy of both methods is similar and in most cases the error is comparable to the localization uncertainty of human listeners".

The authors additionally note how easy-to-use the IRIS system is: "The operation and configuration of IRIS is effortless..."

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(The above image was reproduced from here.)

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