WHAT’S HAPPENING ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS? AUG ’17 UPDATE.
September 21, 2017 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
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 are simply phenomenal speakers – the dynamics you’d expect from a true home theater speaker coupled to superb resolution and insight. Playing back movies on these reveals a whole new layer of low level detail and insight which nearly all high output speakers miss, which really ups the realism quotient of a soundtrack – a cave sounds like a cave, and a wide open space sounds like a wide open space.
The SCL-3 and SCL-4 incorporate JBL’s new waveguide tech, which, from an acoustical perspective is without peer – 120×120 dispersion pattern at 10kHz? That’s crazy awesome. Makes laying out speakers for spatial audio a whole lot easier! For larger theaters the SCL-2 is the one to use for LCR.
In the lab we’ve coupled these (for now) to a JBL SDP-75 (a Trinnov Altitude running JBL Synthesis tweaked software) and ATI N-Core amps. Audio quality wise, the Datasat RS20i gets the nod over the Altitude….and ATI’s N-Core aren’t to everyone’s taste (too clean, too cold)…so flavor your JBL to suit!
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