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Personal Psychoacoustics: A Journey towards Great Sound & Product Development 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.
Audyssey Unveils an Upgrade to Room Calibration With MultiEQ-X 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.
Spaciousness of Bass: Is Stereo Bass a Myth or Reality? 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.
Do Our Expectations Determine Our Experience of Sound More Than We Realize? 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.
Room Reflections & Human Adaptation for Small Room Acoustics 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.
What's More Accurate a Microphone or our Ears? 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.
Dirac Live Room Correction Offers Sophisticated Calibration and Set Up 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.
Sound Reproduction: Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms 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.
History of Multi-Sub & Sound Field Management (SFM) for Small Room Acoustics 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.
Bass: the Physical Sensation of Sound 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.