direct sound

direct sound

[di¦rekt ′sau̇nd]
(acoustics)
The portion of the room impulse response consisting of the combination of the true direct sound, which has traveled directly from the sound source to the listener, and the various reflections within the first 20 milliseconds after it.

direct sound

The sound which travels directly from the source to the point of observation–no reflection of sound is involved.
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The band - who include Fraser McKirdy and Jordan Croan - have ditched their old name Woodenbox With a Fist Full of Fivers in favour of a more streamlined approach, which reflects the more direct sound of their music.
The panels direct sound in a narrow, controlled beam much the way a flashlight directs a beam of light.
Other measures include the installation of crossing horns that direct sound down streets toward approaching vehicles, converting streets to one-way traffic, and closing crossings.
Speakers for Target range direct sound (with directed Exploder radiation) from platforms with passenger information.
According to Discovery News, Jorg Muller's room has 56 loud speakers that direct sound to stationary positions and 16 gesture-recognizing cameras that let users control the audio and even "touch" an email to open it and have a computer read it out loud.
Those at the front received direct sound from facing loudspeakers, those further back received direct and reflected sounds off the stone walls - result audible mush.
This vibration generates sound and if the sound path from the speaker to the output is not insulated you can also have direct sound feedback.
The dimensions are balanced to achieve the optimum blend of primary direct sound and secondary reflected sound from the balconies, wall and ceiling.
The hearing device uses the outer ear to naturally direct sound into the ear canal without the need for multiple channels or settings.
Some focused on the importance of getting a good directivity index between the direct sound and an average of only vertical dispersion curves taken over wide angles around the speaker.
First, the sounds and the aesthetics of listening she describes were considered efficient and involved a rejection of unnecessary sounds and an embrace of a purer, signal generated, direct sound.

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