The smaller listening laboratory houses various loudspeaker setups of different levels of complexity. Ranging from a traditional stereo configuration to an extension of this adding full-range surround speakers of various types. This lab allows experimentation within many areas of research such as room equalization, sound field reproduction and the experimentation of unique loudspeaker designs. Currently housed within the lab are a pair of full-range Genelec 8361A, a surround pair of Genelec 6010A, a set of custom dipole speakers, an ever-changing number of additional options, and other equipment.
The Echoic Loudspeaker Lab consist of an Ambisonics loudspeaker setup in an acoustically „non-optimal” room. It is dedicated to the exploration of spatial audio reproduction within a reverberant room and the development of room acoustic compensation techniques. There is an array of 50 small Genelec 6010 loudspeakers positioned on the surface of a sphere with radius of 1.6 meter, utilizing the Lebedev-Grid design. This setup enables the reproduction of audio formats up to 5th order Ambisonics, without the need to create phantom sources. The average reverberation time for a microphone placed at the center of the array is T30 = 350 ms.