Room Acoustics

You can spend all the money you want on audiophile electronics and audiophile speakers but your room acoustics are the single most important factor in how good your audiophile system will sound. Deal with your first order reflections, bass absorption and diffraction and you can make far less expensive audiophile equipment sound better than the most premium gear if stuck in a lousy audio environment.

A Live Concert I Won’t Be Attending

Room Acoustics

Why Steven Stone won’t be hearing Nickel Creek live this summer…

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Not My Idea For A Basement

Room Acoustics

Paul Wilson looks at basements and what they are used for......

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Amara Symphony Adds Impulse Response Correction

Room Acoustics

Steven Stone looks at Amarra Symphony's newest capability which expands it's features into signal and room corrections......

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What You See Isn’t What You’d Hear

Room Acoustics

Steven Stone looks at Synergistic Research’s 2013 RMAF Demo…

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Pool Ball Visualizations

Room Acoustics

What do Billiards and Audio have in common?...

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Take it to the House

Room Acoustics

Steven Stone goes to a house concert and likes what he hears......

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The LIAR Test

Room Acoustics

How real does your stereo system sound? Take the LIAR test…

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Paul’s New Room

Room Acoustics

Steven Stone visit's Paul McGowan at PS Audio to see his new reference listening room......

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Quiet! Please?

Room Acoustics

Ever wonder why some systems sound so bad at audio shows? Steven Stone has one answer......

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The Price of A Listening Room

Room Acoustics

What’s the priciest part of your sound reproduction system?

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Why Audiophiles Need to Care About Room Acoustics

Room Acoustics

Art Noxon, President of Acoustic Sciences explains why room acoustics matter....

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Dynamic Range – One Reason We Can’t Get it Right

Room Acoustics

On a day usually punctuated by fireworks and recreations of "the rocket's red glare" with all our technology it shouldn't be too much of a...

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How Quiet is Your Listening Room?

Room Acoustics

Got an SPL meter? Well, it’s time to whip it out. Make your listening room better by making it quieter…

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The Audiogon Game

Room Acoustics

Perhaps Steven Stone watches a bit too much TV. Here's his latest idea for another audiophile game show. And although the logistics would...

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It’s the room…

Room Acoustics

So what's the most important component in your system? Yeah, I know the title gives it away. But still, how much time have you spent lately...

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What’s the perfect-sized room?

Room Acoustics

If only rooms didn’t have those pesky dimensions with peaks and valleys where the most linear transducer gets turned into a lumpy happy-face curve life would be perfect. Well, not quite. At least I found a cool iPod/iPod/iPhone music program…

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Chelsea’s Choir Concert in Grusin Hall

Room Acoustics

Steven Stone attended his niece's choir concert in Colorado's Grusin Hall, a venue he had not visited in nearly a decade. As soon as the...

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5 Commonly Used Acoustic Treatments That DON’T Work

Room Acoustics

Acoustic treatments are a bit of a mystery for some, which is a shame as they are so important to the sound of a room. Andrew Robinson...

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