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Professional Approach to Room Acoustics

room-acousticsAcoustic performance qualities are crucial in delivering a complete Hi-Fi and Home-Theater environment. The last thing any Hi-Fi or Home- Theater owner wants is having a high-end, full-scale 5.1 or 7.1 audio system jeopardized by its environment which has not been optimised for great music listening. Acoustics in rooms have a vast influence on the reproduction of CD/DVD music and DVD movie sound tracks. A good room must transfer its music towards the listener, preserving the original musical qualities of intimacy, definition, timbre, balance and dynamic-range; it must contribute fullness of tone, loudness and a wide range of crescendo and decrescendo. It all means that, a good acoustically balanced room improves the music.

Professional consideration to audio acoustic involvedness has customarily been to construct special flex walls, hanging fibreglass panels from ceiling and construct special Bass traps. Recording experts learned that “Sonex” acoustic materials were massacring noise & reverberation in heavy industrial plants in Minneapolis USA. It was only then that the audio recording professionals started performing tests with these 3 different thicknesses of unique high performance “Sonex” acoustic materials to manage sound in Audio Recording Studios and TV Studios around the globe a long time ago. It had been successful for acoustic control within the audio recording studio industry.

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Posted on January 28, 2013 by 1 Comment Short URL


Alphonso Soosay, an accomplished musician and sound recording specialist has been in the industry for more than 30 years. In this blog Alphonso shares all his experiences and knowledge in the recording and home theatre industry. Alphonso Soosay's Blog

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  1. […] 3. Local interference distortion – Cables or wires that are used in a home theatre system are normally long. These cables capture every detectable signal, including noise. Two of the usual noise sources within a home are local broadcast stations as well as AC power wirings. These may interfere with the signals being transferred from the wirings to either the video display equipment or through the audio equipment. […]

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