A complex tone consisting of 10 harmonics of 200 Hz having equal amplitude is presented, first with all harmonics, then without the fundamental, then without the two lowest harmonics, etc. Low-frequency noise (300-Hz lowpass, -10 dB) is included to mask a 200-Hz difference tone that might be generated due to distortion in playback equipment.
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You will hear a complex tone with 10 harmonics, first complete and then with the lower harmonics successively removed. Does the pitch of the complex change? The demonstration is repeated once.