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Home Theater Design & Calibration for a NC, USA client

Client Profile Mr. Parvathaneni is a computer executive with a young family from North Carolina. Project Overview Mr. Parvathaneni came to Acoustic Frontiers mid-way into his home theater build. The home theater was in an existing basement and had already been sheetrocked and wiring run. The client had a preliminary layout and finished aesthetic in mind as well as […]

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″). […]

Ten Speaker Layout Tips for Dolby Atmos, DTS.X & Auro

Dolby Atmos has been a big thing with our client base. Since the format was announced >80% of our theaters have been designed to support Atmos and other next-generation audio formats such as DTS.X and Auro. Here are some of our learnings and recommendations based on these experiences: Ensure there is a clear line of sight […]

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 […]