Anthony Grimani has received a U.S. Patent for new “measurement and optimization of sound systems using a sliding band integration curve.”
Grimani has developed the Sliding Band Integration Curve (SBIC), a technique for measuring the electro-acoustic response of sound systems in small rooms so that measurements and voicing adjustments directly correlate to what listeners actually hear. SBIC measures the direct field sound from the speaker to the listener position, and the total reverberated field of sound at the listener area. SBIC then conducts frequency-weighted averaging of the two responses and yields a resulting curve.
According to Grimani, because the SBIC response curve is the closest approximation of what a human would actually hear, the room correction, equalization, and voicing can all be performed faster and more accurately.
Grimani is currently in talks with two manufacturers to have SBIC incorporated into audio analyzers. SBIC will also be included in auto-EQ products to improve resulting performance.