Demystifying Acoustic Data: Part 2 - Test Material Mounting

In this series, acoustician Cameron Girard of Acoustics First® hopes to help you distinguish between what's useful and what's not.

Demystifying Acoustic Data: Part 1 - Absorption vs Isolation

In this series, acoustician Cameron Girard of Acoustics First® hopes to help you distinguish between what's useful and what's not.

Setting the Soundstage: How to treat your home theater like a real theater

Modern AVR's include all kinds of wizardry for speaker setup, positioning and room equalization. Anyone in the know will tell you that room EQ hardware and software should be a last resort. Correct acoustical treatments will pay much bigger dividends.

What Are the Characteristics of a Good-Sounding Room?

No matter how well treated, there is no such thing as a perfect-sounding room. Second, no matter how good a room might sound on its own, every room can be improved with intelligently-applied acoustic treatment.

Surround Sound Technology Training

Starting with Dolby Surround, which used four channels (front left, front right, phantom center, mono surround - though usually using two speakers), the public began to expect the increased realism brought about by sound location cues being able to move across the front soundstage, and from front to rear for ambience or special effects.

Arabian Dcor and State of the Art Audio

This type of high end audio technology project is becoming the norm in Dubai. System Integration and AV Installers are learning that now customers are demanding that their interiors be designed correctly from start to finish, including the AV systems.

A New way to think about Acoustics

One of the ways I correlate the kitchen to a media room is to ask the client to consider the appliances as their equipment. The cabinetry and countertops are the acoustical treatment. If you want a beautiful kitchen with natural cherry cabinets and granite countertops it's going to cost more than a Formica finished kitchen.

Interview - Theater Room Acoustics

You can take a modest system in a well treated room and it can easily outperform a megabuck system in a bad room. You can only imagine what a top shelf system in a well designed room can yield. It's something you have to hear to believe.

Cinema Design Group Focuses on the Art of Home Theater

Cinemascapes™ are high-performance acoustic paneling, available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, that take the home theater atmosphere to a new level of individuality.

Home Theater Design - Part 4

Dimmers are essential to create appropriate lighting ambience for a theater environment. There are several types of dimmers that can allow remote control of your lighting, either using an IR remote or a lighting control system.

Home Theater Design - Part 3

The most dramatic change in bass caused by subwoofer placement has to do with the interaction of the subwoofer and the room itself. Because of the relationship between a room's dimensions and the wavelength of sounds, certain frequencies are reinforced and certain frequencies are canceled at different areas within your home theater (or any other room).

Home Theater Design - Part 2

There are several criteria to address during the basic construction phase. One of the most important is noise transmission through the walls.

Tales from the Input Side

One of the most effective bass traps is the polycylindrical diffuser. These are large curved surfaces, bowed out from the wall at their center.

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