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In Reply to: RE: Sad there is no in-room measurement posted by Dave_K on June 24, 2017 at 13:30:36
So, it's not the need of a (real) echo-free room, it's the opposite.
Each speaker is different -testers should know this by now !
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Near-field pseudo-anechoic measurements have the advantage of being largely repeatable by different people in different settings, and for conventional designs at least, I can usually tell just by looking at the measurements whether I'm going to have a generally favorable or unfavorable listening impression. However, they don't tell me what the reviewer heard.
When I see an in-room measurement of the speaker under review, compared to the reviewer's reference(s), that helps me put the reviewer's listening impressions into context. It's also important to understand what kind of response you'll get in the far field from dipoles, bipoles, horns, panels, arrays, etc. And when speakers are designed for special room placement, it's the only way to know whether they are working as intended.
Dipole speakers, for example, are designed with room acoustics in mind.
Even then, you'll get varying opinions as how to best leverage a dipole. Arnie Nudell favors tall line sources while Siggy Linkwitz prefers a compact point source approach.
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