Sunday, 01 July 2007
than speakers, equipment, cables and even source material, your room is
the single most important component in your audio/video system. While
this comes as no surprise to many enthusiasts, be it two-channel or
home theater, the room and its interactions (good or bad) with the
sound is often overlooked, or worse, ignored. The science of sound can
be a bit daunting and not quite as fun or interesting as reading about
the latest Blu-ray player or high-dollar power amplifier, yet in many
ways, it is vastly more important. I’ve heard million-dollar systems
sound less than impressive, while some of my most memorable aural
experiences can be traced back to a pair of $300 a pair mini-monitors
powered by a simple stereo receiver. How could this be? The room
acoustics and tuning have a lot to do with a successful system.
Your room is so important that many companies offer
services, ranging from acoustical ...