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WHAT’S HAPPENING ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS? AUG ’17 UPDATE.

What's New Our new “lab” is up and running. FKA (Formerly Known As) The Showroom, we felt lab was a better term, because it’s in a constant state of flux and experimentation with new gear, calibration techniques and acoustic treatments. The lab currently features the awesome new JBL Synthesis SCL-3 and SCL-4 in-wall speakers. These […]

What’s Happening Acoustic Frontiers? May ’17 Update.

Hi Everyone, here’s May’s newsletter for your enjoyment! What’s New It’s been a very busy 2017 so far! What’s kept us busy? Helping audiophiles with their room acoustics, designing home theaters for enthusiasts and figuring out what equipment to put in the new Acoustic Frontiers “Lab”. One of our focus areas going forward is the […]

Room acoustic issues 101

The characteristic acoustic regions of rooms Different parts of the frequency spectrum have different room acoustic issues or distortions. Acoustic distortions can be defined as sound quality degrading issues introduced by the interaction of a sound source such as a speaker and the acoustic environment it is placed in. At Acoustic Frontiers we believe there are three […]

Devialet Subwoofer Crossover

At Acoustic Frontiers we recommend that a two channel system always include subwoofers. Not only can you solve many room mode related acoustic challenges using subwoofers, but just handing off the bass from your main speakers to subs has other sonic benefits such as reducing distortion and increasing low frequency extension. The challenge then becomes HOW to […]

Dolby Atmos: Dispersion Requirements for Ceiling Speakers

In this blog article we look at the dispersion requirements for ceiling speakers in a Dolby Atmos system. We consider the example of a system with 4 ceiling speakers and two seating rows and show how dispersion requirements change for: Speakers firing straight down vs. angled at the listening area. Different ceiling heights (9’6″, 8’6″ and 7’6″). […]

Early Reflections 101

One of the most common “generic” acoustic treatment recommendations is to treat the reflection points. Unfortunately properly managing early reflected sounds is actually very complex psychoacoustically. Blindly treating reflection points with the wrong kind of products can make your sound worse. For a high performance high-end audio listening room, home recording studio or home theater […]

Ten articles on subwoofers you probably haven’t read

Here are ten great articles on subwoofers that you may not have read. These articles cover a whole range of subjects, from the acoustic benefits of multiple subs to the use of equalization to improve your bass. Enjoy! From Acoustic Frontiers: Subwoofer Setup 101: Subwoofer Crossover Frequency, Slope and Phase for Two Channel Systems Using […]