Originally Posted by pepar
FOH, you changed the meaning by dropping the full sentence. I know that there is some thinking "out there" that consider early lateral reflections beneficial, but localhost127's context was regarding not using a good tool for analyzing a problem and helping address it.
I certainly meant nothing malicious by doing so. I merely wanted to reiterate that there are individuals that are adamant about taming 'early reflections'.
Since DE and I first disagreed wrt early mirror point energy (I suggested it be attenuated, he claimed not necessarily), I've continued extended subjective experimentations with all my treatments down in order to gain as much perspective as possible in the only room that matters to me
. I've got Toole's Sound Reproduction, Everest's Handbook, I've read a great deal on Gearslutz and elsewhere,... I'm experimenting with several different mains, and mains optimization techniques. I like envelopment, spaciousness, however I value clarity and image specificity as well.
I've found localhost's posts very solid and quite enlightening wrt small room acoustics. Just as localhost's post have been very helpful to many, so has several other contributors here, and for that I'm grateful. Now retired, I've entered into this deep foray back into home audio because I decided to re-vamp the modest family AV room from bottom to top. I've always had small dedicated mixing/editing/mastering rig and the primary family system has been quite mid-fi in quality. For the family room, a new big IB, new mains, surrounds, front end source and pre/pro, and ultimately,..strong acoustic properties are all immediate priorities. This, in a non dedicated space has proved to be quite a challenge.
Anyway, I changed the quote to suit my point I wanted to make, that's all. I certainly didn't want to piss anyone off, as I'll likely be in need of more specific advice, from many of you, when the time comes