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In Reply to: RE: Do room effects worsen with replay level? posted by KanedaK on June 14, 2017 at 01:40:41
I know, it's not as fun to read books as it is to post on forums and read magazines.
Also, you didn't specify room LxWxH, or openings to other rooms/spaces.
Also, you didn't specify loudspeaker directivity at about 300 Hz to 12KHz.
Also, you didn't specify the listener distance to the speakers.
So, give us more information.
"In an untreated room". You're specifying a fully concrete/reflective room (with outstanding bracing) - walls, floor, ceiling, doors, with essentially 90-100 percent reflection at audio frequencies. Have I got that right?
In studio recording work, that might be called a "reverberation chamber", except that the room shape is probably different than yours.
The short answer to your topic title is: Yes.
But your hypothetical room has other issues, too.
No need to go to all this trouble and answer all these obnoxious questions... it's the room and it's a common thing.
Lokie wrote: " No need to go to all this trouble and answer all these obnoxious questions... it's the room and it's a common thing."
I respectfully beg to differ. Kanedak can only get the most useful and comprehensive answer if he provides a little more information.
Also, it should be noted that the listening room doesn't have to look like an amateur recording studio to be "treated." Carpet on a thick pad, stuffed upholstered sofa and/or chairs, book cases, record cases, etc. can help immensely.
Well I've been trough many changes in my system over the last six months.
Sometimes you hear something that doesn't seem right but it can be hard to point out exactly what the "problem" is.
The object of my question was to be able to include or exclude some possibilities! :)
Now don't get me wrong, I AM very happy with my system.
It did sound better, tho, when I had my old sofa (big, mushy, fabric upholstered sofa) instead of my new vintage LC3 leather sofa (a very good Italian vintage copy) which unfortunately sits higher (had to lift up the horns a few inches to compensate) and more importantly doesn't absorb sound, it reflects it. Therés also this movable panel just behind the sofa, that divides the room in two ; it sounds better when it's wide open but for practical reasons it has to stay closed at the moment. Other than that I would say it's a good room with solid wood on beton floor, high ceilings, solid thick walls - it's an ancient industrial building.
> Also, it should be noted that the listening room doesn't have to look like an amateur recording studio to be "treated." Carpet on a thick pad, stuffed upholstered sofa and/or chairs, book cases, record cases, etc. can help immensely.
+1. My room is as close to acoustically perfect as it gets, without a single obvious treatment. You don't see it as being treated, but it is, by the means as mentioned by Don.
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