Recent Room Acoustics Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Auto Room EQ and Setup necessary in A/V receivers? Do they correctly adjust your speaker system for optimal performance, or do they cause more harm than good?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …