- Volume 3 Issue 6
A stereo acoustic echo canceller has significant cross-correlation between each channel signal. As the result, the adaptive filter coefficient that estimates the acoustic echo path of a receiving room can misconverge to the path or converge slowly. In this paper, a new preprocessor using absolute difference in stereo signals is proposed to reduce cross-correlations and to improve the removal efficiency of the stereo acoustic echo. Compared to the previous preprocessor using a half wave rectifier, the newly proposed preprocessor showed better performance according to computer simulation. In addition, when the paths of transmitting room were changed the performance of the proposed preprocessor was not degraded.