You’ve invested a pretty penny in a great hi-fidelity system, but something still doesn’t sound right to you. Unfortunately, even the most expensive system on its own won’t automatically produce great sound. That’s where room acoustics come in. Room acoustics is an often-misunderstood field – and one where you can easily be duped into spending money on solutions that don’t deliver what they promise.
Here’s a look at seven common myths of room acoustics.
1: JUST ADD CARPETS AND CURTAINS FOR GREAT SOUND.
Carpets and curtains don’t translate to a complete acoustic solution. They only address the high frequencies – and they simply can’t provide the defined performance of lab-tested acoustic panels. Worse, neither tackles the critical problems of speaker boundary interference and boomy bass.
2: SOUNDPROOFING MEANS