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Romy the Cat


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Do not over-damped your rooms and particularly….

…if you are clueless what you do.

It never stop astonish me how senseless audio people are. Here and there they hear about the room acoustic and here and there they hear some buzz words: bass resonators, Tube Traps, WallDamps, diffusion panel, RPG Skylines and FlatFusors… and many other things. As the result the audio people BRAINLESSLY load their rooms with “investment into acoustic treatment” being blind that thier acoustic treatment practically always produce a horrifying result.

Here is how it usesly works: an average audio person places his speakers at the WRONG location on his room or uses a speaker topology not suitable for a given room/condition. As the result, the poor listener experience “issues” at LF for instance. So, what the audio person does next? He load his room with the Tube Traps and other Industry-sponsored garbage, trying to correct his 60Hz-100Hz range, without realizing that those acoustic treatments have their max efficiently at might higher frequencies and while they might very mildly affect the targeted frequency range bur they completely screw up the octave above by criminally shorting the reverberation time at lower midrange.

Consequentially the listener ends up with severally dry listening room, having none-natural decay across different frequencies. It is absolutely imposable to listen anything in their room after then. I am going tell you something: I NEVER even heard a room sound reasonably survivable if you saw LF Tube Traps of the similar devises sitting in the listening rooms. The desire of audio people to use those devises always was to me an undoubtedly evidence of the room’s owner Moronity.

So, if some ignorant idiot (most likely your dealer or a reviewer) has convinced you already to buy those LF “acoustic room tortures” then bring those devises to your backyard and burn them. Then learn how to get correct lower frequency sound form your audio in your room WITHOUT any so-called acoustic treatments. After you get correct sound then, only then, borrow a set of the Tube Traps and now, you might experiment with them, educating why you have burn them already.

I’m not against the LF treatment devises but I against the situation when audio people used then without being able to identify WHY they use them. So, get rid any of your (what YOU call it) acoustic treatment and get some life. Also, let Sound to have some life in your listing room…

Rgs,
Romy


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