Acoustic Wisdom

Master acoustician Bob Hodas talks about a recent project tuning a consumer’s highly asymmetrical listening room and a dealer’s asymmetrical demo room, his strong preference for symmetrical rooms, the effect of non-parallel walls and ceiling, the primary importance of proper placement of speakers and listeners followed by acoustical treatments and finally EQ as a last resort, various types of acoustic treatments, the importance of phase relationships, measurements versus subjective listening, answers to chat-room questions, and more.