In a semi-free field, the acoustic field is composed of two components: the direct sound and the reflected sound. Because it is difficult to separate the direct sound from the acoustic field, conventional nearfield acoustic holography (NAH) methods cannot reconstruct an acoustic source and predict the acoustic field directly. Through utilization of the distributed source boundary point method (DSBPM)-based NAH, a treatment method for a semi-free field is proposed. In the method, the source in a semi-free field can be reconstructed correctly, and the acoustic field can be predicted and separated. An experiment on a speaker in a semi-anechoic chamber is carried out to verify the proposed method. By comparing the reconstructed and predicted results in DSBPM-based NAH with and without the proposed method, the proposed method is validated. The disadvantages of NAH without any treatment method in a semi-free field are demonstrated.

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