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Part 1: the mid-room approach to speaker placement and fundamental room treatment

Part 1: the mid-room approach to speaker placement and fundamental room treatment
Part 1: the mid-room approach to speaker placement and fundamental room treatment
 
In this Part 1 we will make the case for a mid-room speaker placement approach. In some respects our acoustic treatment approach has things in common with other speaker placement approaches, and even though we will focus primarily on two channel stereo, elements can be applied to other set-up arrangements including home theater.

We will focus primarily on the easiest type of room to work with, which is a "normal" rectangle. We will interject some discussion of non-rectangular rooms, especially in Part 3. Why are rectangular rooms easy? Because this is acoustically the most predictable room type, regardless of the overall size of the room. The large flat surfaces - the walls and ceiling - gather energy, and where they meet, acoustic energy will build and basically horn load back out into the room.

 

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