The Best (and worst) of Room Acoustics



reflexneg222.jpgThere is no more important factor on the way your room sounds than your room acoustics and don't let anyone tell you any differently. Expensive, reference-level AV gear is worthy of lusting after but far less expensive equipment can sound simply fantastic in a property treated room. And by "properly treated" we don't mean that you have to spend $10,000 or more on tricky equipment, design gurus and more. Simply adding absorption on the first order reflections (the areas on the walls and ceiling about three feet in front of your speakers) can make a huge difference in your sound. Adding some bass traps in your corners can tighten up your bass in ways that no gear upgrade can do.

Here are a bunch of cool, unique and crazy acoustical products that are good for starting a discussion about acoustics for your AV system . . .

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Dec 08
THX and Monoprice Team Up to Deliver New Headphone Amps THX and Monoprice have teamed up to offer two new DAC/headphone amplifier designs, based on THX's AAA technology. Part of...
THX and Monoprice Team Up to Deliver New Headphone Amps

Dec 07
Parasound Introduces the ZoneMaster 2350 Stereo Amplifier The latest addition to Parasound's ZoneMaster line, the new 2350 stereo amplifier is rated at 350 watts per channel into...
Parasound Introduces the ZoneMaster 2350 Stereo Amplifier

Dec 06
Klipsch Introduces the Reference RF-7 III Tower Speaker Klipsch has added a new passive tower speaker to its Reference Series. The RF-7 III ($1,799 each) features a new...
Klipsch Introduces the Reference RF-7 III Tower Speaker

Dec 05
Puro Sound Labs Debuts JuniorJams Wireless, Volume-Limiting Headphones Puro Sound Labs has introduced a new volume-limited wireless headphone targeted at kids. Like other Puro Sound offerings, the JuniorJams...
Puro Sound Labs Debuts JuniorJams Wireless, Volume-Limiting Headphones

Dec 04
New Philips Roku HDTVs Hit the Market Back in mid-November, Roku announced that a new line of Philips-branded TVs would feature the Roku TV OS, and now...
New Philips Roku HDTVs Hit the Market