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Originally Posted by LTD02
i'm not sure what equalization one would apply in order to fix that problem and to some extent that is the problem that we are dealing with.
What type of equalization? Reverberant field EQ, i.e., room treatment strategies.
If we consider both the physical sciences of acoustics, and maybe more importantly the psycho-acoustics of the ear-brain interface, we can render the room less significant of a factor.
There's certainly a myriad of approaches. But by utilizing best practices of one such approach, we must allow the direct energy of the recorded event, to be laid bare and exposed as a distinct element
... relative to the reverberant field. This is key.
Subjectively, it's important because if there's enough time before the reverberant field has built up to dominate, then we more clearly hear the direct sound without the most*
of the negative influences from the room. So, if we make sure there's few significant contributions from the reverberant field to the LP (within the first critical 10-20ms), then the direct sound of the recorded event will be heard and experienced with little influence or coloration from the room.*Any wave-launch distortion
, ... like diffraction from the speaker cabinet, immediate surroundings in front or adjacent to the wavefront path, certainly alter and tear at the image
attempting to be recreated. The earlier these acoustic wave distortions occur, the more damaging they are.
It's all time related. After the arrival of the direct sound, if the subsequent energy hits us within the time period of integration, we combine the two sounds (but they're smeared and comb filtered). Such energy and too early
reflections, alter our perception of the timbre. But more destructively they change the localization and therefore the image of the recorded event.
We need time to delineate the two elements separately. We either reduce it, or redirect it. Absorption, scattering, diffusion, or simply redirecting it with angled surfaces and longer paths. Anything to assure the arrival outside the integration period.
The speakers one's using, and how they illuminate the room with energy is a consideration too. I really like controlled directivity and all the inherent benefits with any such approach. The directivity has an impact on amount of time the reverberant field becomes more prominent than the direct field. So designs that employ strong directivity as low as possible, really help in this regard.