Dimensions: 27’ × 17’ Large
i will be very excited to see how your project turns out. congrats on getting it started!!!
Hi DL, thanks. My current room is built according to the Golden Ratio but I am not so certain if there is a scientific evidence behind it. When I built the current room I had to pick a ratio so I just picked it. My new room is still being debated with the designer and it may be wider than the Golden Ratio and probably I do not care so much about that. The reason being audiophile believe lot of unsubstantiated notions. One reason my sound is so great is to actually *not* follow what I call "audio dogmas" LOL.
Do these resonators also fall under that category?
You are welcome to drop by for a listen. Bring your CDs.
More on the new room. Mike Levine: Thanks for the phone chat and suggestions on building the new room.
Mike: It seems we both think similar in many ways with regard to the room.
One, I am not a fan of bass traps or absorbers. Both in my experience destroy musicality from sound and make it very analytical.
Audiophile start with pseudo-science and believe in room response (comb effect, reflection, standing waves) and then do room treatment
assuming that all science is taken care of without scientifically reconfirming the results. This is called half science which is worse than science.
Second, I am a believer in diffusion, just like you are. You have used some absorbing fabric which makes sense given than your tweeter is a bit on the hot side.
In my new room, I will use both science and listening by ear.
My goals in building the new room are
No absorption and no leaking
Maximum rigidity for the finest bass one can imagine
Bare walls which I can tweak later
My room is gonna be 28 by 19 roughly and all 6 walls will be made of concrete to start with. I want to have zero bass loss which is so typical in American homes made with studs, insulation and sheetrock. When you have no absorption you may get reflections which can be tamed. So I rather have the latter than the former.
After the room is built up I will experiment with the room response at the listening seat and also use extensive diffusion to improve reflections and peaks.
Even some diffusors can act as suckers of music (because some of them will also absorb, in particular upper midrange and lower highs). May be some of the reported treatments using absorbers and bass traps work for folks with dynamic speakers but in my case, with dipole planar speakers, the game is very different. Over the years I noted that I get the best sound when the front wall is flat (except for the skyline diffusor in the middle which improves imaging).
Sides walls sound best when treated with not so deep diffusors. I once built up 6-8 inches diffusors made of wood, following long discussions with a “knowledgeable guy” I made about 8 diffusors, each 1’ by 3’ and placed them on the sides. To my horror, the sound lost its magical touch and become boringly analytical. After than 1-2 inches Auralex metro diffusors have worked fine for me. But they are no longer made. I will try your T-fusors.
Thank you Zephyr24069 for the compliments.
In audio, listening, and not the looks (not even how logical and impressive the posts and comments are) is what matters. In my hobby, I only aim for the sound quality only. The system has hit the limit of sound quality and very little improvements are possible if any. I just enjoy the music although I am experimenting with some speaker cables.
I am also working on the design of a new media room. When I have some progress, I will post some information here.