Originally Posted by krabapple
I have read Toole.
If you get the opportunity, I suggest hearing him in person
He doesn't say room treatments can't/don't work.
He says more than that. This is from his CEDIA course on "Room Accoustics Demystified: "A well-furnished lving space (carpet, sofa, chairs, drapes, bookcases and cabinets) can be an excellent listening environment."
He spends quite a bit of time emphasizing this.
His main use of room acoustics if for dedicated rooms/listening spaces which by definition are devoid of typical things he mentions there.
He mainly says, they aren't often intelligently applied (e.g., can easily be over-applied).
That's right although most of his worry is not "over-applying" but using too thin of material which includes just about most treatment people slap on the walls.
You can complain about AJ but he has read Floyd's work. You are not going to invalidate what AJ says using the same source.