| zanon wrote:|
|….what are your thoughts on these "escape" areas that essentially unseal the listening room? |
Zanon, I do not have general thoughts. I do not particularly believe in the generalization but rather in the specifics and practicality of a given implementation. We discussed it last night BTW. Last night one famous industry guy from UK visited me and we were talking about generalization vs. breaking generalizations. From his point of view that I did with Macondo is imposable and it must not work. The whole ridicules idea of having 8 feet-tall, 6-way, horn loudspeaker and trying to integrate it from 5.8 feet is truly absurdish and it must not work. However, he admitted that in my case it is not just work wonderful by defy all rule of common sense. It is all about HOW the things done.
The very same with "escape" areas. Some people insist that a room mist have escape zone for bass. Other fell comfortable with sealed, tightly controlled rooms. Another group believes in the rooms with semi-transparent bass escape, I am one of them. Honestly I do not think that there is a difference as in all case it is possible to get proper sound. The methods to do it would be very different but the result if everything is done properly shall be the same. I am a bit afraid the fact that will be losing SET bass in the new place. But will see how it will go. Hypothetically there is an option to make 120W DSET around GU-48 or a few similar tubes:
… but will be the matter of far future and the recognition of a specific necessity that might or might not arrive. If I move to this specific room then will be a lot of LF escape in there. It will be different, how different – I do not know but I am very confident that I will devise ways to deal with it. I am very comfortable with the bass I have in my currant room. Again, it is in a way looks like imposable to get this bass quietly in the room with such a short reverberation time. Again, at it what it is. Let see if the larger room and longer decay will add some added value. I shall do add so benefits but I still will be looking the same type of the sound that I am getting here currently. What will it take and how will it work I would not speculate at this point.
In your room take RTA and look what you are getting. You do not listen from your “escape" zone but from your listening location. The powering and arrangement of your acoustic system shall be in respect to your listening space not your escape space. From this perspective the escape zone are not in effect at all, they impact only the methods of loading and to very much lesser degree the results at your listening space.
Romy the Cat
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