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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Oct 17
Paradigm Stylus 470 Outdoor Speakers Reviewed I recently got a phone call from an audio-video company that I had never heard of. The executive on the...
Paradigm Stylus 470 Outdoor Speakers Reviewed

Oct 15
Trinnov Altitude16 Home Theater Preamp/Optimizer Reviewed The Trinnov Altitude16 delivers pure audio bliss, says Dennis Burger, with more configuration features than most people would have any clue what to do with. But sonic perfection does come at a price.
Trinnov Altitude16 Home Theater Preamp/Optimizer Reviewed

Oct 15
Ten Reasons Why Brick-and-Mortar AV Stores Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon It's not dead yet. Heck, it's barely even resting. Jeff Berman digs into ten advantages that brick-and-mortar AV retail has over online.
Ten Reasons Why Brick-and-Mortar AV Stores Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon

Oct 12
Garry Margolis' Associated Equipment Garry Margolis is the former president of the Audio Engineering Society, a Harman executive at JBL, a record engineer and...
Garry Margolis' Associated Equipment

Oct 12
Darryl Wilkinson's Associated Equipment Darryl Wilkinson is the editor at large at Sound + Vision Magazine currently although he did do some writing work...
Darryl Wilkinson's Associated Equipment