Low Frequency Group Delay Equalization of Vented Boxes using Digital Correction Filters

Stephan Herzog; Marcel Hilsamer
DAFx-2014 - Erlangen
In this paper methods to determine the group delay of vented boxes and techniques for the design of filters for group delay equalization are presented. First the transfer function and the related group delay are explained. Then it is shown how the group delay can be computed or approximated for a certain alignment of the box. Furthermore it is shown how to derive the required parameters of the transfer function from a simple electrical measurement of the box, which allows the determination of the group delay without knowledge of the box design parameters. Two strategies for the design and implementation of digital correction filters are shown where one approach allows for a real-time adjustability of the delay. Finally, the performance with a real speaker is evaluated.