Monday, November 2, 2009
Audio System Design Fundamentals - Speaker Placement
The speaker placement can dramatically affect your listening experience. Poor posture can leave mud and bass sounds can be so amplified that overwhelms everything else. Moreover, the speakers can be transported well positioned in the execution room. In the optimal situation, you can hear the sound moving around and the physical distance between the musicians, as if you sit on stage with them. Professional design and installation of audio visual system is always the best way to achieve optimal results, but the steps that follow will help even the do-it-yourself with a system with two speakers to enhance the listening experience. 1. Start with the room: Do you think high school science. The sound is reflected in certain areas and is absorbed by others. The experience of listening to the outside is completely different from that in a room full of hard surfaces or a room with carpets, curtains and other soft surfaces. If your room does not have enough material to absorb sound, add curtains, upholstery, upholstery and other soft furnishings to help absorb some sound. They will make your listening experience better. 2. The distance from the wall behind if possible, place the boxes about 3 'of separation between the wall and behind the back of the speaker itself. If placed too near the speakers to the wall, extending downward and may be too high or leave the room feeling like a car with a stereo too loud is parked on the couch. 3. Distance from the side walls of the rectangle golden rule is used in art to help create pleasing proportions. Also used in acoustics to calculate the best distance from the sidewall of the speakers. The rule states that a speaker should be placed 1.6 times the distance from the wall behind the sidewalls. In other words, if your speakers are 3 'of the wall should be 4.8' from the side walls (3 x 1.6). 4. Position in the room as a whole Divide your room in the third, using the wall behind the speakers, as the starting point. Try to place the speakers on a third brand. Alternatively, divide the room into fifths and make it a mark of the fifth. Placing the speakers on one of these places should prevent the same room to add the unwanted resonance and degrading sound quality. 5. The sweet spot for listening, in general, the best place for a system with two speakers is equidistant between the two speakers. The speakers should be tilted towards the listener. 6. Experiment Each room is different in form, construction and furniture. Further details (and the quality of your computer) and your personal taste can affect the listening experience. Use these guidelines as a starting point, but experiment to find the best placement of speakers in your room, and the sweet spot.