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Omni Directional Speakers

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Hello This is my first post so please be gentle – I may be asking a silly question:

Can Spat~ be used with Omni Directional Speakers?

Or does that play havock with the spatialising algorithms


February 11, 2016 at 17:37 #17090
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Hi and welcome on this forum,

Omnidirectional loudspeakers are often used for acoustical measurements rather than for sound reproduction.
That being said, the Spat model essentially assumes that the loudspeakers are oriented towards the (center of) listening area.
Using omnidirectional speakers, you would increase the interaction with the listening room (i.e. generate reflections)
and this may interfere with the spatialization rendering.

Dont know if that really answers you question.


February 12, 2016 at 14:50 #17105
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Ok thanks T.

I heard a system which used omni speakers – but not spat~ and it sounded great. It had a less obvious sweet spot which helps in situations where there are many people in the space as they all hear good spatialised audio.

Would have liked to try a system like this with spat~ – but sounds like it would produce unpleasant reflections like you say

Any tips on expanding the sweet spot on a system designed using spat would be welcome.


February 12, 2016 at 15:15 #17106

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