In this last series of articles about acoustics, we have covered “Prioritizing Audio for Optimized Performance,” where we learned about how you must have the basic elements in place before varying degrees of fine-tuning can be effective. We then looked into “Understanding Noise and Vibration” and correlated laboratory measurements to […]
Acoustics is much more important to home theatre than most people realize. It makes or breaks the experience. It is the difference between belief and disbelief.
There are a variety of “room isolation” opinions offered regarding critical listening environments like home theatres, media rooms, and two-channel rooms. Between on-line forums, contractors, and manufacturers, it becomes very confusing.
We’ve all heard the expression, “A chain is only as good as its weakest link.” The problem is, most audio chains are a hodgepodge of links.
If you have been following this series, you are already familiar with how important acoustic control is to the performance experience.
We are continuing with information on how to achieve good audio performance.
In the last two segments we discussed noise control, and a little regarding how we hear, and how critical system set-up is to our experience.
It really is all the small details in the acoustics, which make for a believable, powerful experience over and above the equipment.
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What makes for good sound versus bad? What are some of the misconceptions, pitfalls, and tricks surrounding sound quality? We’ll cover a few of the most basic ones briefly in this article regarding home theatre acoustics.