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Home Theater & High Fidelity Stereo Audio
Home Theater Sound
Batting practice for the audio/video pro and a primer for the novice
Index by chapter subject
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Chap 1 AV Terminology
Chap 2 Physics
Chap 3 Audio
Chap 4 Video
Chap 5 The AV System Sequence
Chap 6 The Room, Speaker, & TV
Chap 7 Acoustical Strategy
Chap 9 Sales Training
Chap 10 Business & Marketing
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Sincere proponents of various home theater sound concepts are easy to find.
Some of their views originate from reputable physics and engineering. Others are sourced in fiction. We will not debate which is necessarily better. Our focus is on how to make the right choice for your specific circumstances. This sifts down to three fundamental design options: Custom, THX, or High Fidelity.
Custom is generally a code phrase for “hide the speakers and electronics in cabinets, walls, and ceilings.” This design sacrifices the sound system’s performance as it acquiesces
The Custom Design
to the priorities of an interior design that shuns the aesthetics of speakers and electronics.
However, a custom design of merit still strives to minimize distorting sonic compromises caused by sheet-rock wall resonance, room boundary reflections, wall and cabinet diffraction, small speakers, and above-ear-level placement. A custom design can
set about this as follows:
is at odds with your aesthetic goals. However, employ the steps above to minimize the sonic compromises of the custom design.
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