Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Audio Design

So you want a new sound system because you never had one or the old one no longer serves its purpose or you need to expand or just maybe the one you have is obsolete or never adequetly served your needs.

Often I have seen many sales people who instead of listening to the client pushes a product line. Fact is just because you see what appears to be an imposing system downs not mean it is or was the best system for you. When designing an audio system there are many things to take into account 

Sometimes some of the best sounding systems are those systems you cannot visually detect. Each system, amp and speakers have their inherent strengths and weaknesses. Also what type of system are you doing to use. Did you know a system designed to accurately reproduce a human voice is not the same as one to recreate music but one that is specified to do both offers the most flexibility and yet depending on what it is going to be used for (say a church sanctuary) is overkill. 

  • Acoustics - study of sound
  • Aesthetics - study of sensory or sensori-emotional values
  • Reverberation - persistence of sound
  • Tonal reproduction
  • System use
  • And many other factors. 

Next time you decide you want a system make sure the company is listening to your needs and working to supply a system that is as pleasing to look at as it is to hear.

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