innovation

Innovation to improve life's experiences

HARMAN is a powerful, proven and progressive technology company at the center of a connected and ever-changing world.

WHITEPAPERS

Direction and Space – the Final Frontiers

Dr. Floyd E. Toole, Vice President Acoustical Engineering, Harman International Industries, Inc.

How many channels do we need in order to be able to believe that we are "there," and not sitting in our living rooms ?

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Audio, Science in the Service of Art

Dr. Floyd E. Toole, Vice President Acoustical Engineering, Harman International Industries, Inc.

Music and movies are art. The audio equipment and techniques used in capturing, storing and reproducing this art are developed using scientific principles and engineering methodologies. 

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A New Laboratory for Evaluating Multichannel Audio Components and Systems

Sean E. Olive, Brian Castro and Floyd E. Toole, Harman International Industries, Inc.

The design criteria, features and acoustic measurements of a new listening laboratory designed specifically for listening tests on multichannel loudspeakers and components are described. 

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Subwoofers

Todd Welti, Research Acoustician, Harman International Industries, Inc.

Optimum Number and Locations

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CALCULATORS

A Program That Allows You to Model, Plot and Listen to the Effect of Resonances

Todd Welti, Research Acoustician, Harman International Industries, Inc.

Reslab 2 is a program that allows you to play with resonances. This very sophisticated program allows the user to model, plot and listen to the effect of resonances.
 

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Room Mode Calculator

Dan Siefert and Allan Devantier, Harman International Industries, Inc.

This is a Microsoft® Excel® program for the PC that calculates the resonance frequencies for rectangular rooms, and which shows graphically the sound pressure distributions along the major axes of the room.
 

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