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Offline joamonte

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Re: Home listening environment
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2019, 13:47 »
LEDE, RFZ, NE all are design for mastering studio, the goal is to analyse sound not to enjoy music.

Most audiophile don’t pay too much attention is because they NOT WILLING to spend too much money on room acoustic treatment.....

Funny thing is they willing to spend few hundred on socket , few thousand dollars on branded cable and footer, more than ten thousand dollars on power condition , hundred thousand on Equiment,but when come to room acoustic design, if you ask them what is their Budget?

“Errr .... one thousand is enough?”

In many audiophile mind they think that buy some panel hang on wall is considered as rooms acoustic treatment , so they think it shouldn’t cost much, and worse still , after reading some acticule on internet, they thought they already understand what to do with the room acoustic treatment...

ok , if you tell them if their Budget is tight,  just do some simple treatment to reduce echo and early reflection, some will say “let me ask my Wife, you know it right , WAF of this panel is very Low....bah bah bah..”

But they never think , with so limited Budget, few hundred or one thousand, how to get high WAF room Acoustic design that matching their deco? Just a note, in most famous recoding studio, MOST of the money spend on acoustic are not for the purpose to get GOOD SOUND , but to make those fiber glass , wood diffuser LOOK COOL and match well into the deco.

The reason why audiophile don’t spend money on room acoustic treatment is simple, for cable , Equiment , or even socket , footer, you can sell it or change it if later you think it don’t sound good, but for room acoustic treatment, especially built in to the room type , you can’t sell it or shift it to a new room when you move house.

But bare in mind , without some proper room acoustic control and correct positioning in a listening room, you are only listening to very little of what your system capable of...

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Re: Home listening environment
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 14:57 »
Generally agreed. Cost can be an issue. You will need a dedicated room of reasonably size and acoustical room treatment can cost more than the speakers itself. So be prepared to open the checkbook. ;D

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Re: Home listening environment
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2019, 16:19 »
No point buying 30k speakers if room only allows 50% potential to be realised
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Re: Home listening environment
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 23:55 »
So imagine you got a pair of gryphon pantheon speakers with monster amps your audio room will be the size of a 4 room hdb flat.

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Re: Home listening environment
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2019, 00:22 »
Room acoustic is a big issue when room is small but the bigger issue at hand is audiophiles are caught up buying too big a speaker for a small room causing difficult to
solve bass issues. Sad fact is condos & hdb are getting smaller & it is the furtunate few who has the luxury of bigger listening space in landed property.