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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-26-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,142
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Bass traps always make the LF response flatter...

Bass traps always make the LF response flatter and tighter. You can put them anywhere, though some locations are better for some low frequencies than others. The only way to know how a bass trap in a...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-14-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I can't tell what you're asking. Usually people...

I can't tell what you're asking. Usually people do headphone listening and microphone assigning with either a USB type sound card that includes a headphone jack and mixing app, or a small format...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-09-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb LOL, good thread, here's some common sense...

LOL, good thread, here's some common sense information about "vibration control" products and devices:

Loudspeaker Isolation Tests (http://ethanwiner.com/speaker_isolation.htm)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-02-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 453
Posted By Ethan Winer
^^^ That graph seems very wrong to me. Where is...

^^^ That graph seems very wrong to me. Where is it from? Maybe some people lose that much as they age, but it hardly seems typical. I'll be 68 in a few months and I can still hear well past 10 KHz.
...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-19-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 453
Posted By Ethan Winer
Talking One of the voices in my Garmin is an Aussie dude...

One of the voices in my Garmin is an Aussie dude and it's pretty funny. I also made my own set of voices with a comedian friend. We call it California Stoner. :D We spent an entire evening recording...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-15-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 453
Posted By Ethan Winer
Just to add one more: I agree with Bill and...

Just to add one more: I agree with Bill and James. You've heard this way half your life, so you're used to one ear hearing very slightly higher than the other.

--Ethan
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-11-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Ethan Winer
Then go back to Plan A which is to add panels...

Then go back to Plan A which is to add panels equally left and right to force symmetry.

--Ethan
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-11-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 676
Posted By Ethan Winer
^^^ Okay!

^^^ Okay!
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-09-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb You're on the right track putting panels on the...

You're on the right track putting panels on the right to match the panel on the left. I suggest you put the portable panels precisely symmetrically, so they're the same size and distance from you as...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-09-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 676
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Sure, but there's a reason many of us called into...

Sure, but there's a reason many of us called into question whether "high resolution" audio is really any better than CD quality. If nobody can hear the difference in a proper comparison, then the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-09-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 676
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I can believe that. Even the on-board sound from...

I can believe that. Even the on-board sound from my aging Dell laptop is perfectly fine. When I bought it in 2003 I compared its built-in sound to a professional external Firewire sound card and...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-07-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 676
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I'm not a Mac user so I missed all these...

I'm not a Mac user so I missed all these problems, though I do see occasional complaints from disgruntled users. Of course I agree that extra processing is always to be avoided, even if it's...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-07-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 676
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I've seen that report and remain unconvinced. Too...

I've seen that report and remain unconvinced. Too many studies have proven that when properly tested - a critical, huge, key factor :D - nobody can tell the difference between CD quality versus more...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-06-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 676
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Whether "high resolution" audio is useful is not...

Whether "high resolution" audio is useful is not a separate subject. If sample rates higher than 44.1 KHz and bit depths beyond 16 bits don't offer an audible improvement, then the entire discussion...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-05-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,103
Posted By Ethan Winer
Even adding 3-inch thick fluffy insulation above...

Even adding 3-inch thick fluffy insulation above the tiles will help a lot.

--Ethan
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-30-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,103
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Okay, it's clear you totally get it so you don't...

Okay, it's clear you totally get it so you don't need my advice. :D But here's one more tip that will save you some money: If you have at least 8-12 inches of space above your 1-inch thick fiberglass...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-30-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By Ethan Winer
Another thing to consider is that in most (all?)...

Another thing to consider is that in most (all?) "venue" size spaces, you're hearing a bunch of microphones through a mixing console. (Other than a symphony concert.) So while the music is being...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-28-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,103
Posted By Ethan Winer
If you're going to all that trouble and expense,...

If you're going to all that trouble and expense, please don't buy 1" thick tiles or, worse, even thinner. Tiles like those are for a dentist office, not a room where music is played.

--Ethan
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-28-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I too agree that "analog" interrupts the digital...

I too agree that "analog" interrupts the digital path. Look, we always try to avoid unnecessary degradation, which can happen pretty much anywhere. Most converters these days are excellent and not...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-27-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb As Gregory said that's not real treatment. This...

As Gregory said that's not real treatment. This place carries acoustic products and they're knowledgeable to give you good advice:
...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-25-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Your gear is fine, this is clearly an acoustic...

Your gear is fine, this is clearly an acoustic problem requiring an acoustic solution. Harshness is often due to untamed "early" reflections from the side walls, and boomy bass is always due to a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 433
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Yes! I check mixes (and also mix) in my living...

Yes! I check mixes (and also mix) in my living room home theater all the time. Also, I made a separate "hi-fi and home theater" version of my Basics article a few months ago:

Acoustic Basics...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-24-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 144
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb The ideal material for a diffuser would reflect...

The ideal material for a diffuser would reflect fully above the diffusion lower limit "crossover" frequency, and absorb fully below that point. Or if not absorb, at least pass sound so you could add...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-22-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 433
Posted By Ethan Winer
Matt, I got your email. Yes, that's an awful of...

Matt, I got your email. Yes, that's an awful of of questions. :D

Pretty much everything you asked in your first post is answered clearly and completely in the various articles on my two web sites:...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-22-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 638
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Thanks for the mention. After seeing some of the...

Thanks for the mention. After seeing some of the other comments, I'll add only that all acoustic products are not equal, nor is the quality and expertise of the advice offered before and after a...
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