Binaural sound system
Olson, Harry F. Formerly, Acoustical and Electromechanical Research Division, RCA Laboratories, Princeton, New Jersey.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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A sound-reproducing system in which sound is recorded or transmitted by using two microphones mounted at the ears of a dummy human head. To preserve the binaural effect, the sound must be monitored by a listener wearing a set of earphones identically spaced. In an ideal binaural transmission system, both the amplitude and phase of the sound waves incident on the dummy's ears are duplicated at the listener's ears.
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