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We present a localized sound reproduction method in which sound energy is high in specified target areas and low everywhere else. Such a system needs to reproduce a sound which attenuates faster than a point source. Our study focuses on an acoustic evanescent wave that has faster distance attenuation. The evanescent wave can be generated when a wave transmitted at subsonic speed between two media. Previously, we used a linear loudspeaker array to reproduce the evanescent wave. Nevertheless, since this method requires a line source of infinite length, a large number of loudspeakers are needed to realize sufficiently fast distance attenuation. To reduce the number of loudspeakers, we propose an evanescent wave reproduction method by using a circular loudspeaker array. Computer simulation results show that our method achieves faster distance attenuation than a point source and reduces the number of loudspeakers to less than that of the linear loudspeaker array.
Date of Conference: 25-30 March 2012