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Room Correction, Speakers, and EQ Curves

Paul Hales, founder of Pro Audio Technology, talks about room correction—or as he prefers to call it, room compensation. Topics include some of his fundamental principles of room EQ, sound directivity from various objects such as violins and speakers, how microphones do not capture sound in the same way that human ears do, how sound interacts with small- to medium-sized rooms, target response curves (including the X-curve), how conforming to the X-curve causes the sound to be louder and more harsh than it should be, his suggested modification to the X-curve, answers to chat-room questions, and more.
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Great podcast! Paul Hales seems to know his stuff for sure.

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Chewed up another one,

Might take a bit to digest, interesting how instruments change their directional nature depending on the frequency. The slight modification to the X-curve and the things that Dolby does is very interesting. Learn something new each podcast, good stuff!

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Scott, great podcast. Thank you and Paul for the great info. Will be testing out his target curve on my Altitude.
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