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Personal Psychoacoustics: A Journey towards Great Sound & Product Development

— February 07, 2022 01:05

Personal Psychoacoustics: A Journey towards Great Sound & Product Development

There have been a lot of articles on psychoacoustics and the relative audibility of various acoustic phenomena. This is a personal journey towards great sound and product development.

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Audyssey Unveils an Upgrade to Room Calibration With MultiEQ-X

— January 20, 2022 00:40

Audyssey Unveils an Upgrade to Room Calibration With MultiEQ-X

Audyssey announced the MultEQ-X PC based room correction software that works as an add-on to the MultEQ system already embedded in many AVR's. What kind of features can we expect from MultiEQ-X? Read on.

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Spaciousness of Bass: Is Stereo Bass a Myth or Reality?

— January 22, 2020 01:00

Spaciousness of Bass: Is Stereo Bass a Myth or Reality?

Stereo Bass- Myth or fact? A must have feature for some, but neglected by most. In this article explores the concept of stereo bass and provides guidance on maximizing it’s effect vs the tradeoffs.

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Do Our Expectations Determine Our Experience of Sound More Than We Realize?

— January 15, 2020 10:00

Do Our Expectations Determine Our Experience of Sound More Than We Realize?

The effects of the mind's perception on our experience of sound is far more profound than you might realize. Read on to learn about this bizarre effect that overturns so much of high-fidelity audio.

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Room Reflections & Human Adaptation for Small Room Acoustics

Dr. Floyd Toole — October 14, 2019 23:00

Room Reflections & Human Adaptation for Small Room Acoustics

Dealing with acoustics in small rooms is no trivial matter. This article focuses on how to treat early reflections based on listening habits, your loudspeaker choice. Absorb, diffuse, reflect; decide.

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What's More Accurate a Microphone or our Ears?

— December 27, 2018 00:00

What's More Accurate a Microphone or our Ears?

Which is more accurate at detecting sound: our ears or a microphone? This article argues the distinction between perception and technical measurements and how that relates to our enjoyment of sound.

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Dirac Live Room Correction Offers Sophisticated Calibration and Set Up

— February 13, 2018 00:00

Dirac Live Room Correction Offers Sophisticated Calibration and Set Up

The Dirac Live package comes in 2CH ($450) & 8CH ($750) versions and is considered by many to be one of the most cutting edge room correction systems. The latest version promises a simplier interface.

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Sound Reproduction: Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms

— December 11, 2017 13:00

Sound Reproduction: Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms

What are the characteristics that determine the sound quality of an audio system? Dr. Floyd Tool reveals the answers in: Sound Reproduction The Acoustic and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and rooms.

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History of Multi-Sub & Sound Field Management (SFM) for Small Room Acoustics

Dr. Floyd Toole — March 21, 2016 17:45

History of Multi-Sub & Sound Field Management (SFM) for Small Room Acoustics

Solving bass problems in small rooms have historically been done with low frequency absorption (ie. bass traps). This article discusses an alternative/complimentary solution using multi-sub and SFM.

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Bass: the Physical Sensation of Sound

— December 29, 2015 00:00

Bass: the Physical Sensation of Sound

Ever wonder why you can feel bass? We take a look behind the science of bass waves and the tactile sensations that they cause. Our bass experiments were quite revealing but don't try them at home.

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Early Reflections and Bass for Small Room Acoustics

— September 17, 2015 00:00

Early Reflections and Bass for Small Room Acoustics

Conventional wisdom has treated large and small room acoustics as one in the same. We discuss the latest science on early reflections and bass room modes and how to deal with them in small rooms.

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Early Reflections in Home Theater Rooms: Beneficial or Detrimental?

Jeff Szymanski — June 07, 2015 09:00

Early Reflections in Home Theater Rooms: Beneficial or Detrimental?

Are early reflections in small rooms beneficial to the sound quality of what we hear in our home theater speaker systems or are they a detriment? This article and YouTube video addresses answers that.

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Dirac Room Correction Interview With Mathias Johansson

— November 05, 2014 08:00

Dirac Room Correction Interview With Mathias Johansson

Room EQ: Today the Audioholics have a chat with Mathias Johansson to get the inside scoop on Dirac's room correction products. Click to learn all about Dirac Live and Unison.

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Optimum Room Locations for Subwoofers An Analysis

Todd Welti — October 22, 2014 09:00

Optimum Room Locations for Subwoofers An Analysis

Tom Welti of Harman International goes over the subject of optimal subwoofer placement using advanced simulations to predict bass response in a wide range of listening spaces. Best locations for bass.

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Eilex PRISM EQ Interview With Yoshi Asahi

— October 13, 2014 08:00

Eilex PRISM EQ Interview With Yoshi Asahi

Tech Article: Today the Audioholics interview Yoshi Asahi of Eilex to learn more about their PRISM EQ system. PRISM EQ isn't a conventional room EQ, but instead corrects speaker near field response.

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Anthem ARC Room EQ Interview with Dr. Peter Schuck and Nick Platsis

— October 08, 2014 07:00

Anthem ARC Room EQ Interview with Dr. Peter Schuck and Nick Platsis

ARC Auto EQ: Today the Audioholics had a chat with Anthem's Nick Platsis to get the inside scoop on Anthem Room Correction (ARC). Click to learn all about ARC the wonders of great EQ.

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Tip of the Day: Sound Isolation For Your Home Theater

— September 05, 2014 08:00

Tip of the Day: Sound Isolation For Your Home Theater

Acoustics: Today's tip of the day can be summed up in two words: sound isolation. It helps keep you from disturbing others, and reduces the noise floor in your room. Win-win!

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Audyssey MultEQ Room Correction Interview With Chris Kyriakakis

— August 24, 2014 10:00

Audyssey MultEQ Room Correction Interview With Chris Kyriakakis

The Audioholics interview Chris Kyriakakis in order to learn the ins and outs of Audyssey's MultEQ room correction / auto-calibration system. Bass management, calibration, EQ and more.

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The Decibel (dB) Scale & Audio Rules 101

— December 31, 2012 13:20

The Decibel (dB) Scale & Audio Rules 101

This article discusses the relationship between the decibel(dB) for audio devices that produce sound and how we perceive loudness. Basic audio rules are given to relating to the decibel.

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Home Acoustics Alliance Level II Workshop

— August 15, 2010 21:30

Home Acoustics Alliance Level II Workshop

HAA Level II training provided an avenue for advanced home theater calibration techniques that benefit the home theater enthusiast and two-channel audiophile alike. Highly Recommended.

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Listening Room Acoustics: Room Modes & Standing Waves Part I

Michel Leduc — June 29, 2009 19:00

Listening Room Acoustics: Room Modes & Standing Waves Part I

Dealing with standing waves in small room acoustics is a must for better bass. This can be done with bass traps or multi-sub or a combo of both.

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Bass Trapping Ideas for Non-Ideal Spaces

Jeff Hedback — May 26, 2009 22:05

Bass Trapping Ideas for Non-Ideal Spaces

Bass traps are an effective way of dealing with standing waves and other bass problems that plague small room acoustics. This article discusses the various types of LF bass traps.

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How Does Listening Room Acoustics Affect Sound Quality?

Michel Leduc — April 12, 2009 22:15

How Does Listening Room Acoustics Affect Sound Quality?

This article discusses how room acoustics affect sound quality including standing waves, early reflections and how to deal with them to optimize the sound of your home theater listening space.

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Twenty Questions Toward a Correct Home Theater Room

Jeff Hedback — December 08, 2007 19:00

Twenty Questions Toward a Correct Home Theater Room

Let’s get right to it. You love audio, are passionate about your system and are always searching for a better experience, a more accurate response. You’ve heard the term “room correction”. You’ve

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Building Great Bass Response In Your Home Theater

Jeff Hedback — May 20, 2007 22:47

Building Great Bass Response In Your Home Theater

If you are searching for the utmost listening experience in your room with your system it is time you consider how your space is constructed. It is the purpose of this article to show you how the

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Active Room Correction: A Primer to Audyssey MultEQ Pro

Patrick Hart — September 30, 2006 20:00

Active Room Correction: A Primer to Audyssey MultEQ Pro

Audyssey's Sound Equalizer is the company's first branded, flagship statement product. In working with the MultEQ Pro software over the last couple of months it has become apparent to this author