> Jerry Avins <jya@ieee.org> writes:
>> [...]
>> A Hilbert transformer is a bandpass filter that causes a 90 degree
>> phase shift. It is not of use for what you want to do.
>
> In the ideal case, the Hilbert transformer is an allpass filter. I
> believe in practical implementations it is high-pass.

You're right. An ideal Hilbert transformer generates a quadrature signal
at all frequencies and can't be realized. It's obvious that a 90 degree
shift at frequencies approaching DC takes too long to be practical. I
had in mind an odd-tap version so that the in-phase signal is available
at the middle tap. That makes it a half-band filter, and the response
near Fs/2 mirrors the response at DC, making it a bandpass. An even-tap
HT is high pass, but I never used one.
Jerry
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Reply by Randy Yates●October 7, 20062006-10-07

Jerry Avins <jya@ieee.org> writes:

> [...]
> A Hilbert transformer is a bandpass filter that causes a 90 degree
> phase shift. It is not of use for what you want to do.

In the ideal case, the Hilbert transformer is an allpass filter. I
believe in practical implementations it is high-pass.
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Reply by Jerry Avins●October 6, 20062006-10-06

jogu wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Thanks for the answer. What I am doing right now, though, is just to try
> to correct the direct response from the speakers separately. I don't have
> to think about their phase response. I am just trying to get white noise
> to sound the same from three different loudspeaker models. I believe that
> I might have my problem when I try to construct the filters from the
> desired magnitude response. I read somewhere about using the hilbert
> transform to reconstruct the phase. Does that make any sense to you, I am
> not quite sure about how to do that.

...
There are a number of techniques for achieving an arbitrary frequency
response. In general, IIRs require less computation, but FIRs and are
perhaps easier to design. (At least easier for me by far.) Chapter 17 of
the book at http://www.dspguide.com/ will give you a start on how.
You'll need to read other chapters to make sense of it.
A Hilbert transformer is a bandpass filter that causes a 90 degree phase
shift. It is not of use for what you want to do.
Jerry
--
"The rights of the best of men are secured only as the
rights of the vilest and most abhorrent are protected."
- Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, 1927
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Reply by jogu●October 6, 20062006-10-06

Hi,
Thanks for the answer. What I am doing right now, though, is just to try
to correct the direct response from the speakers separately. I don't have
to think about their phase response. I am just trying to get white noise
to sound the same from three different loudspeaker models. I believe that
I might have my problem when I try to construct the filters from the
desired magnitude response. I read somewhere about using the hilbert
transform to reconstruct the phase. Does that make any sense to you, I am
not quite sure about how to do that.
Cheers,
Johan

>jogu wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> I am a newbie on DSP working on a project which involves using a few
>> different kinds of loudspekers so I have to be able to equlize them.

The

>> plan is to do that using a FIR filter. All implementation is done in
>> MATLAB. I have not been able to find any good matlab examples on this
>> matter.
>>
>> I have got this far:
>> 1. Got a nice 128 samples impulse response.
>> 2. I use the rceps function to get the minimum phase part.
>> 3. use fft(response, 256)
>> 4. invert fft response
>> 5. convert to dB scale, 20*log10(abs(FFT_inv_response))
>> 6. Remove mean
>> 7. Apply a window between 400-12000 Hz
>> 8. Convert back 10.^(FFT_response_win.*0.05)
>> 9. The magnitude response looks good now. Using ifft to get the filter

but

>> when I try the filter I don't get the result I expected at all.
>>
>> I'm not sure that this process is the correct and I would be very

thankful

>> if someone would take a look at it. I'm happy to send some code if

that

>> would help.
>
>The phase response of loudspeakers used together is important. Symmetric

>FIRs can't help you with that.
>
>Jerry
>--
> "The rights of the best of men are secured only as the
> rights of the vilest and most abhorrent are protected."
> - Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, 1927
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>

Reply by Jerry Avins●October 6, 20062006-10-06

jogu wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I am a newbie on DSP working on a project which involves using a few
> different kinds of loudspekers so I have to be able to equlize them. The
> plan is to do that using a FIR filter. All implementation is done in
> MATLAB. I have not been able to find any good matlab examples on this
> matter.
>
> I have got this far:
> 1. Got a nice 128 samples impulse response.
> 2. I use the rceps function to get the minimum phase part.
> 3. use fft(response, 256)
> 4. invert fft response
> 5. convert to dB scale, 20*log10(abs(FFT_inv_response))
> 6. Remove mean
> 7. Apply a window between 400-12000 Hz
> 8. Convert back 10.^(FFT_response_win.*0.05)
> 9. The magnitude response looks good now. Using ifft to get the filter but
> when I try the filter I don't get the result I expected at all.
>
> I'm not sure that this process is the correct and I would be very thankful
> if someone would take a look at it. I'm happy to send some code if that
> would help.

The phase response of loudspeakers used together is important. Symmetric
FIRs can't help you with that.
Jerry
--
"The rights of the best of men are secured only as the
rights of the vilest and most abhorrent are protected."
- Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, 1927
���������������������������������������������������������������������

Reply by jogu●October 5, 20062006-10-05

Hi!
I am a newbie on DSP working on a project which involves using a few
different kinds of loudspekers so I have to be able to equlize them. The
plan is to do that using a FIR filter. All implementation is done in
MATLAB. I have not been able to find any good matlab examples on this
matter.
I have got this far:
1. Got a nice 128 samples impulse response.
2. I use the rceps function to get the minimum phase part.
3. use fft(response, 256)
4. invert fft response
5. convert to dB scale, 20*log10(abs(FFT_inv_response))
6. Remove mean
7. Apply a window between 400-12000 Hz
8. Convert back 10.^(FFT_response_win.*0.05)
9. The magnitude response looks good now. Using ifft to get the filter but
when I try the filter I don't get the result I expected at all.
I'm not sure that this process is the correct and I would be very thankful
if someone would take a look at it. I'm happy to send some code if that
would help.
Thanks,
Johan Gustafsson