Multichannel Microphone Array Design
5 Channel Microphone Array Design for SURROUND SOUND COVERAGE using HYPOCARDIOID Microphones

The first stage in the selection of a specific Multichannel Microphone Array
is the choice of the Front Triplet Coverage

The Front Triplet Coverage determines the part of the original sound field that will be reproduced by the front set of loudspeakers.The left front segment (in red), as defined by the Front Triplet Coverage characteristics, will be reproduced between the left-hand front loudspeaker and the centre loudspeaker, whilst the right front segment (in green), will be reproduced between the centre and the right-hand loudspeakers, as shown in the red and green segments of the multichannel loudspeaker configuration shown on the right..
FTC 100° + 100°
FTC 90° + 90°
FTC 80° + 80°
FTC 70° + 70°
FTC 60° + 60°
FTC 50° + 50°
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available with
satisfactory
Critical Linking
for this angle of
Front Triplet
Coverage
BACKTRACKS & CROSSTRACKS3
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CHANNELS / COVERAGE3
2Ch (Stereo)
3Ch (FSSC)
4Ch (SRND)
4Ch (FSSC)
5Ch (SRND)
5Ch (FSSC)
6Ch (SRND)
7Ch (SRND)
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ARRAY TYPE3
R o o t - A r r a y s
N a t u r a l - A r r a y s
A l l - A r r a y s
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DIRECTIVITY3
Omnidirectional
Hypocardioid
Cardioid
Supercardioid
Hypercardioid
Budirectional