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Old June 18th, 2005, 11:45 AM
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Things to know!

Hi folks,

Since there is nothing going on til big product's roll out, I start this thread as compilation of articles I find either to be funny, useful or simply related to audio world. And feel free to add your own if you like. Here is an extract of "Q&A with an Audiophile" that one may find some truth in it which I extracted from site in link below:

http://www.1388.com/articles/qna/index.html

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Q1
What is your WORST habit?
A1
Buying the same title over and over again. From standard to Japanese pressing to 24bit remastered to XRCD toÖ
Q2
What are you SHARPEST at in listening?
A2
Cough. I bet I can tell if the guy is suffering from a dry one or a wet one (in a live recording that is).

Q3
What is your favorite MISTAKE?
A3
Reading too deeply into reviews and forgotten that Iíve ears too.

Q4
What do you FEAR most?
A4
The shopkeeper telling me its out-of-print!

Q5
What is your most FATAL mistake (so far)?
A5
Installing a false ceiling in my music room.

Q6
What are your most ANGUISH moments?
A6
Messing up my perfect system and not able to get the sound back again.

Q7
When are you HAPPIEST?
A7
Found a buyer for my used set.

Q8
When are you WEAKEST?
A8
Knowing that there is an upgrade model available.


Q9
What is your favorite LIE?
A9
After this upgrade, I will not do it in the next 2 years.

Q10
What are the PROUDEST words youíve heard from another audiophile?
A10
ďMy wife is an audiophile.Ē
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Answer 1, 3, 6 and 8 sounds very familiar to me, although marriage cured me from answer 1 and 8 (basically the spending dried up).
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Featured Homes!

As it says, "Cool Homes ó photo galleries of home technology to light up your imagination", in these beautiful dream homes you can select to see nice audio setup from room to room.

http://www.electronichouse.com/coolhomes/feathomes/

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Ideas!

Casual, Cool, Different ... You have them all!
But what is missing is probably setup with Heavy Ornament ones!

http://www.electronichouse.com/coolh...as/casual.html
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Audio articles!

Old archived articles except digital amplifer one but could be useful that I extract from a Canadian web site.

Speaker Terminology!
eg. Efficiency Rating, Decibel (dB), etc...

http://www.torontohifi.com/view.php?id=15&type=0

Axiom audio factory tour!
Some people in this forum do probably have these speakers!

http://www.torontohifi.com/view.php?id=21&type=0

Digital amplifier!
Check out how they replace the DAC/Pre-Amp/Amp! Making good products better?

http://www.torontohifi.com/view.php?id=27&type=0
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Cool site!

An another cool site!

http://www.smr-home-theatre.org/


Some excerpts links from the above site you may find interesting!

Sub-woofer setup-up information

http://www.smr-home-theatre.org/Sub-...formation.html

Loudspeaker placement

http://www.smr-home-theatre.org/Plac...Placement.html

How low does it go?


http://www.smr-home-theatre.org/Sub-...p/How-Low.html


Power, How Much Do You Really Need?


http://www.smr-home-theatre.org/Powe...-How-Much.html


We've Got the Whole World Listening

http://www.smr-home-theatre.org/whol...holeworld.html
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Top 100 of av products of 2004!

We are just almost end of June, but it is still fun to look back what products have been selected from avrev in its top 100 list where you may own some of them. And who knows may be next top 100 of 2005 from avrev, when it becomes available at the end of the year 2005, may list some of HSU new products. Until then, HSU upcoming products are the ones to watch and I do with impatience.

Check out one of my favorite B&W 703 speakers's ranking!.

http://www.avrev.com/equip/top_100_of_2004/index.html
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mastersonaudio!

Some articles I browse through but there are many more to suit any one's own interest.

Why I'll Stay Home to Watch Movies

http://www.mastersonaudio.com/audio/20040901.htm

Speaker Listening
http://www.mastersonaudio.com/tips.shtml

The Stereo Mystique
http://www.mastersonaudio.com/audio/20021101.htm
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Various guides to your HT!

Buyer's Guide: Ultimate Audio
http://www.techliving.com/article/213.html

Home Theater's Biggest Mistakes
http://www.techliving.com/article/156.html

Quiet, Please!
http://www.techliving.com/article/181.html

Entertain Me: Don't Forget the Surround Sound
http://www.techliving.com/article/220.html

Coming Soon: Sound Unseen
http://www.techliving.com/article/219.html
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Quotes digest!

Quote:

"Pulling harmonics together from a jumbled auditory stream to form a coherent harmonic envelope."

"Image outlines were sharply focused in space with believable palpability."

"There was plenty of bass detail to behold."

"The music flows with gusto and verve. It squeezes instrumental images into incredibly palpable outlines."

"...more muscle and definition, and a heart that is pure gold."

"Most preamps when pushed hard change their sonic signature."

"Harmonic colors were somewhat on the dark side."

"By using the $450 gold plated RCA stereo jumper cables for all line-level connections, and the newly available $1200 gold plated XYZ speaker wires, we were able to achieve a distinct improvement in highs and the deepest rich bass lows I have ever heard. A massive improvement over ordinary old copper."

"These cables deliver big time! The sound is surprsingly smooth and spacious, with particularly sweet upper octaves."

"If you connect a ground to the chassis of your power amplifer and use 4 gauge wire connected to a bucket of salt water with a copper coil in it, your mids and highs will be the sweetest you have ever heard. Works with car audio systems too. Place the bucket in the trunk and reduce speed on corners and when braking, to avoid spillage."

"Special wooden resonator disks made in Asia from a special tree, only found in one area. Placing these under EACH of your components, at strategic locations will remove 'unwanted resonances', and DRAMATIC improval tonal quality. The difference is astounding. These disks of wood sell for around $100 to $400 EACH (depending on size)."

"somewhat fuzzy portrayal of image outlines."

"Harmonic textures ebbed and flowed with startling dynamic nuances and the sort of liquidity and purity one only comes to associate with world-class audio products."

"Harmonic textures are painted slightly gray in color."

"Spatial detail was painted with a fine brush that readily resolved massed voices and the air around individual instruments."

"Image outlines, however, are more precisely focused within the soundstage and in general the Accordance is capable of sketching out a convincing 3-D acoustic impression."

"The impression of speed and control was strong."

"Bass lines were fleshed out with excellent definition."

"It is less lush sounding than..."

"...force feeding the listener an earful of detail; more accurately, a barrage of in-your-face zingers that becomes almost an instant irritant."

"Each tube brand seems to have a unique flavor of its own."

"Certain busy passages of music get congested."

"... sounds either euphonic or bright."

"The Equilibre ($8,475) - nominally a 60-watt stereo amp."

"It could well explain the sweet sounds that come from using passive preamps straight into the power amplifiers."

"...with an easy-to-drive impedance magnitude."

"Rendition of harmonic colors was suave and smooth, with a believable sugar coating."

"Exposure of low-level detail, even in complex passages, without leaving anything to the imagination."

"The mids are vivid in spades with wave after wave of honey-coated harmonic bliss."

"The midbass region is "fun"

"the upper mids are a bit more laid back than I would like."

"the low bottom end is not there..."
Actually, kind of "things to know". I have no idea who wrote them and forgot the link where I got this compilation of quotes. I let you guys figure out the meaning of these terms if any.
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Actually, kind of "things to know". I have no idea who wrote them and forgot the link where I got this compilation of quotes. I let you guys figure out the meaning of these terms if any.
snickers, guffaws and eyerolls - That list is definitely from a group of audio gurus who never met a blind test they liked.
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Some very interesting things here, tafguy! Really nice work!!!

Take care, and have a great night!

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DDR from Blizzard!

Check out performance of these dancers on popular tunes? Sorry, guys, hope you have high speed internet or you can download it and play it later on your system?

http://users.ev1.net/~pheris/wow/movies/ddrwow.wmv

I won't say anything, because you have to check it out yourself, except hilarious enough to me. eg. Night Elf on thriller tune, but wait some LFE there from the gnome, but there is more ...

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Audiophile Club of Athens!

An interesting site where most members are in the high-end territory.

A lot of high end systems below but this is out of reach to most of us.

Systems from A.C.A

http://aca.gr/system_aca.htm

Hi end systems from Istanbul

http://aca.gr/system_ihifi.htm

Some of many audio papers you could find there.

Choosing successfully Hi-Fi Components & system building...

http://aca.gr/paper36.htm

The effects of a subwoofer

http://aca.gr/paper28.htm

W a v e - l e n g t h the magic word...
Low frequency vs. Room dimensions

http://aca.gr/paper23.htm
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Technology!

World's Most Powerful Loudspeaker
Do you think space shuttle take off is the loudest? Check out the one below:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/scie...tml?page=1&c=y

Interesting how the transfer process from 78s to compact disc is done!
http://www.wyastone.co.uk/nrl/pv_intro.html

Acoustic horn gramophone
http://www.wyastone.co.uk/nrl/pv_transfer.html
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Gizmo digest!

Some thinkings and ideas you will discover yourself by reading below articles.

SUBWOOFERS: PART ONE
http://www.meta-gizmo.com/Tri/june/Subs.html


STEEN DUELUND: DANISH SPEAKERMANIAC SHALL SET YOU FREE
This one could be also added into one of my threads about most important component in an audio chain. This is a 40 page article!
http://www.meta-gizmo.com/Tri/speak/STEEN.html


DR. GIZMOíS TOP SECRET SAND TWEAK
http://www.meta-gizmo.com/Tri/sandtweak.html
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I don't know, it says here the space shuttle generates sound level of 215dB @ 17m, which would be around 240dB @ 1m.

Even louder would be nuclear bomb, volcano, tornado, hurricane & earthquakes

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Decibel
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Lwang, there seems to be different measurement datas on space shuttle launch, the one that article mentions may not be exact as it seems to be above 200db in other articles. No matter how, it seems to remain the loudest except of course the fatal ones. I list some more here.

How Loud Is It? Sound Chart
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/wise/soundchartdtag.asp

Decibel (Loudness) Comparison Chart
http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html

Decibel Sound Pressure Level Examples
http://home.new.rr.com/trumpetb/audio/dBexamp.html

Listen Up: How Noise Can Harm Your Hearing
http://www.stcsc.edu/conted/newslett...Feb/listen.asp

http://www.soundinstitute.com/article_detail.cfm/ID/128
Loudspeakers: Terms: Decibel

Noise Gets the Nod as "Arch Enemy No. 1"
http://www.moderncarcare.com/articles/9a1feat1.html


Check out the two ones below:

Sound underwater ...
http://www.mindfully.org/Heritage/Na...ing-Whales.htm

Correspondencies, Data & Equivalents

http://www.mckennaflutes.com/noi_cde.htm
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Humor!

Wall of sound!
http://www.humorhost.com/fp_images/massiveboombox.html

Home Theater Sale!
http://www.halfthedeck.com/images/HomeTheater.gif
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Various articles

When I think back about the loudest sound and probably no one can't hear or measure it, is possibly Big Bang!

Until there is more posts, you read mine instead! Besides comments, feel free to add yours too!

Esoteric Hype - The Subjectivist Myth
http://www.epinions.com/content_2815402116


The Chain is as Strong as Its Weakest Link
http://www.acousticsciences.com/articles/chain.htm
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When I think back about the loudest sound and probably no one can't hear or measure it, is possibly Big Bang!
According to this researcher, the big bang started silent, and grew to only 110dB. Its wavelength were so long (~6 kpc) so it would just be a positive or negative pressure wave that last a long long time.
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According to this researcher, the big bang started silent, and grew to only 110dB. Its wavelength were so long (~6 kpc) so it would just be a positive or negative pressure wave that last a long long time.
You're right!

I found it!

Is This What the Big Bang Sounded Like?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n..._big_bang.html
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Supposedly, but much much much lower in freq.
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You can hear it in link below:
http://www.npl.washington.edu/AV/BigBangSound_2.wav
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Two subwoofers!

Is there any advantage to using two subwoofers?
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may0...s/qa0505_2.htm

If One Sub is Good, Are Two Better?
http://www.axiomaudio.com/tips_two_subwoofers.html


Subwoofers: Optimum Number and Locations
http://www.harman.com/wp/index.jsp?articleId=1003
White Paper:
http://www.harman.com/wp/pdf/multsubs.pdf

Getting the bass right!
http://www.harman.com/wp/index.jsp?articleId=122
White paper: Page 20 talks about placement of two subwoofers http://www.harman.com/wp/pdf/Loudspeakers&RoomsPt3.pdf


Anyone having or used to have two or HSU subs may want to share his/her experience here too!
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Low Frequency Sound!

Q & A:I was told that lower frequency sound waves (like from a bass guitar) travel lower to the ground that higher frequencies. Is this true?
http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae557.cfm

Low Frequency Sound Hurts Fish and Fisheries!
http://www.awionline.org/whales/Nois...0Fisheries.htm

Why does low-frequency sound go through walls?
Q: http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives...9405.Ph.q.html
A: http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives...9405.Ph.r.html
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Music and Sound in space!

Out of this world! So many articles in space.com to read!


Black Hole Strikes Deepest Musical Note Ever Heard.

http://www.space.com/scienceastronom...te_030909.html

The Music of Black Holes
http://www.space.com/scienceastronom..._020409-1.html

First Sound Waves Left Imprint on the Universe
http://www.space.com/scienceastronom...re_050111.html

Solar Ultrasound: Bass Note In Music Of The Spheres
http://www.space.com/businesstechnol...nd_041214.html

Enjoy this thread while I have some free time!
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Subwoofer DIY

Do it yourself stuff I did not find in this forum!

Subwoofer Integration
http://www.diysubwoofers.org/misc/sub_integration.htm

Hsu subwoofer and his RD75 dipole speakers.
http://www.diysubwoofers.org/misc/hsu_rd75/HSU_RD75.HTM
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UltraHigh-Power Subwoofer

Ever wonder how subwoofer looks like when used for big place such as stadiums, concert halls and cinema. One of such manufacturer can be found below:



http://www.meyersound.com/products/concertseries/700hp/
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Secret of a bass player's success!

Bigger does not necessarily mean better. Someone's experience is definitely worth to take a look.

http://www.glennletsch.com/speakers.html
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More Sound articles!

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In 1883, the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia erupted and threw ash and stone 300 square miles. The explosive sound from this eruption was heard 3,000 miles away. That's the distance from San Francisco to New York City.
http://www.philtulga.com/MSSActivities.html

The fight to build the world's most powerful sound system
http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/0...ill/index.html

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The loudest sound ever made on earth was probably the sound of the meteorite that crashed on earth about 65 million years ago, perhaps killing off the dinosaurs.
http://www.wcsscience.com/aboutsound/page.html
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In the mood of looking for A/V furniture and probably purchase if I found one that suits my needs, I have found a cool site that allows you to configure it online through an interactive screen configuration to fit everyone's need. Modular design is the way to go these days!



Check it out at link below:
Home Theater:
http://www.can-am.ca/home-theater.htm

Stereo:
http://www.can-am.ca/stereo.htm

Design your dream setup as you like to it to be.
http://www.can-am.ca/go_configure.htm


Other cool site that gives you also some more ideas of your dream home theater furniture

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How to get great bass!

Folks, I got that article from below link which has the article and discussions.
http://hometheaterhifi.com/forum/arc...hp/t-1979.html

Learn from one of the big names like Tom Nousaine. They used to call him "Ace of Bass" and if subwoofers got good score in his tests, it is guaranteed to be taken a closer look!
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An another article on home theater subwoofer setup giving good advices but it is not a review of any subwoofers. But the interesting thing is it has a picture of an HSU sub and link to HSU web site, as see in below quote:

http://www.hometheaterblog.com/homet...heater_su.html
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Pretty opinionated sites!

Interesting philosophy about subwoofer's functionality.
http://www.norh.com/products/sub/app.html

Waves in the glass of water
http://www.norh.com/products/sub/tech.html


A lot of helful articles for non-audiophiles and audiophiles

http://www.decware.com/menu.htm

Hi-Fidelity!
http://www.decware.com/paper01.htm


Subwoofers for Music?
http://www.soundstage.com/maxdb/maxdb200101.htm
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Technofile site!

One-bit technology


http://www.technofile.com/articles/one_bit_audio.html


Think Before Buying a Non-Widescreen DVD!

http://www.technofile.com/dvds/wides..._pan&scan.html


Monster Power to the People


http://www.technofile.com/articles/monster_power.html



Searching for the Ultimate Audio Experience


http://www.technofile.com/articles/u..._surround.html
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Article an paper with depth and clarity!

Subwoofer Crossover Frequencies

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...rs-9-2002.html

Getting the Bass Right
Check out also an interesting paper which is also referenced in above article:

http://www.harman.com/wp/pdf/Loudspeakers&RoomsPt3.pdf

and an excel file to calculate
http://www.harman.com/wp/xls/Room%20...Calculator.xls

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Plasma Television Frames!

Do you have a plasma TV. Check out below site! You may want to order one of their frames.

IMO, cool but too expensive!
http://www.eliwilner.com/contents/st..._tv_frames.cfm
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Outdoor Theater System!

How about outdoor film screenings, I need one or two outdoor subs too!


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www.robbroy.net

The Gear
http://www.robbroy.net/HT/Gear.cfm

Avia Subwoofer Calibration Tips
http://www.robbroy.net/HT/AviaSubCalibration.cfm

Probably some of the people in this forum know this already, I just make links to them in case you haven't read them.

If you think you don't know enough of your STF-2/STF-3, read the below reviews to get more depth:

Edward J M's review of STF-2
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=209418

There is also link to STF-3 shoot out with an another contender with a very impressive serious test results. But that shoot out review dated back on March 21st, 2004.

It is very very very lengthy post, you have to read on and see replies from Dr. HSU and Sasha on it.
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=190398
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Audioport Ltd!

Understanding Home Stereo

http://www.audioport.com/understanding_hifi.htm


Understanding Home Theater

http://www.audioport.com/understanding_ci.htm
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Audiís new A3 and HSU VTF-2 MK2 amplifier!

Do you guys know about this, VTF-2 Mk2 amplified sub in a car?

http://www.lacar.com/modules.php?nam...rticle&sid=474
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It's not an amplified car sub, but just a regular VTF-2 Mk2 placed as cargo, just like his Vandersteen home speakers.
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It's not an amplified car sub, but just a regular VTF-2 Mk2 placed as cargo, just like his Vandersteen home speakers.
Thanks Lwang, I misread it. But the VTF-2 Mk2 placed as cargo with the packaging is still a BIG box. I remember that I have to use my minivan to carry this beast. I just realized later but was too late but at least I got your attention. I though so too, HSU has only the ASW1203 car subwoofer driver. I guess I was reading more on that Audi's specs without paying much attention to words.
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More audio articles!

The Audio Advisor
http://members.tripod.com/Eli47/Page2.html

SEPARATES ARE BETTER
http://www.audiovisions-online.com/TheElectronics.htm

Accounting for Differences of Opinion Among Reviewers
http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/opinions.html

The Interrelationship of Speakers and Amplifiers
http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/spkramp.html

A little information about hi-fi systems in general ...
http://www.javea24hrs.com/linn_sonde...equipment.html

Hi-Fi Hierarchy
http://www.hawthornestereo.com/hi-fi.htm
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To Bi-wiring/Bi-amping or not?

Biwiring questions answered
http://www.whathifi.com/newsMainTemp...ewssectionID=3

What is Biwiring?
http://www.soundcity.com/info/faqsbiwiring

The Difference between Biamping vs. Biwiring
http://www.indhomecinema.com/articles/biampbiwire.htm

The Benefits
http://www.home-cinema-guide.co.uk/biwire4.htm

BI-WIRE, NOT ONLY AN ADVANTAGE
http://www.sonicdesign.se/biwire.html

Biwire or Biamp, Bi Golly!
http://www.soundstage.com/synergize/synergize031998.htm

AudioQuest - theory vs evidence - 4
http://www.avalon.co.nz/audioquest/aq_theory5.html

Bi-Amping: Pleasure or Pain?
http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/biamping.html

AMPLIFIERS
http://pkant.htmlplanet.com/ampl.htm

I bi-wire my B&W 601dms3 and I do get a different sound. While it is hard to describe it, I would probably use the term "warmth" to this, after switching back and forth to bi-wire and not, I found out that I like better the sound when bi-wiring and B&W's speakers were designed for this, top of their models I audition like the B&W 800 series all have bi-wiring. This feature probably comes with the price. There is an article on their site you may want to read.

Bi-wiring and bi-amping
http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/...7F00D0B7473B37
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Related audio articles on Myths!

The Myth of Digital Sound
Part I
http://www.johnvestman.com/digital_myth.htm


Part II
http://www.johnvestman.com/digital_myth2.htm

Speakers: A Rich Vein of Mythology
http://www.mastersonaudio.com/audio/20020201.htm

Esoteric Hype - The Subjectivist Myth

http://www.epinions.com/content_2815402116

Tales Of Myth And Magic

http://www.tnt-audio.com/edcorner/february01.html
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All about Home Theater vs. Movie Theater!

Home Theater vs. Movie Theater
http://www.hackingnetflix.com/netfli...heater_vs.html
Yeah, but how often? Movies these days come out shortly after their release. In few weeks, Sin City DVD will come out but I remember that the film was released in theater not long time ago. This is fast!


Home Theater vs. Movie Theater
You may need to scroll down to see the article.
http://sapventures.typepad.com/main/...heater_vs.html


DraftHouse!.

I don't live in Texas. But those who are there may know about Alamo Theater.
http://www.drafthouse.com/

An example of their menus

http://www.originalalamo.com/downtow...town/menu.html
Movie Theaters Vs. Home Theaters
http://www.themovieblog.com/archives..._theaters.html


People Prefer Movies at Home vs the Theater
http://news.designtechnica.com/article7695.html

Room by Room: Home Theater

I will add that you do really need HSU's subwoofer(s) here to feel that impact.

http://www.electronichouse.com/info/...etheaters.html
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More articles on subwoofer!

Articles may be old but I find them interesting to read!

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Subwoofer

http://www.epinions.com/content_2066522244

CHOOSING & INSTALLING A SUBWOOFER


http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul0...subwoofers.asp

Way Down Deep
Part One
http://www.guidetohometheater.com/sp...ay/index4.html

Part Two
http://www.ultimateavmag.com/features/704way/

Part Three
http://www.ultimateavmag.com/features/1004way/
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Is this a new competitor sub to the STF-1?

From the July/August newsletter, I got from them as quoted below, it seems that it is STILL a joint development of he Outlaws and Dr. Hsu. I know that was with LFM-1 but not of I know of LFM-2?

Here is the link to the LFM-2!

http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/lfm2.html
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Imagine a traditional movie theater where rows of seats alternate with bench-style tables. Once seated, customers order from a menu that offers hamburgers, fresh salads and pizza, as well as beer and wine. A friendly wait staff takes their orders and brings the food to their seats. Customers can continue to order during the movie by writing their request on paper and attaching it to clips on their table. The waiters quietly collect and deliver these orders without distracting from the movie.
Figures, probablay for people who eats dinner while sitting in front of their TV.
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Audio Critique!

My Audio Background

http://www.high-endaudio.com/backg.html

MY AUDIO PHILOSOPHY

http://www.high-endaudio.com/philos.html

My Audio System

http://www.high-endaudio.com/system.html

The Audio Press

http://www.high-endaudio.com/magaz.html

Retail


http://www.high-endaudio.com/retail.html
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Figures, probablay for people who eats dinner while sitting in front of their TV.
Lwang, the formula seems to work. I do that often too since the open dinette area is located between the kitchen and family room, where a widescreen TV is facing to you while you're having dinner. But I have not done that in theater.

But dinner is better than junk foods though. But, watching movie in theater without popcorn is no fun! And butter please!

How comes I only see you to participate in some of my posts here. I would like to see comments from other members too what they think about after reading these articles.

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Lwang, the formula seems to work. I do that often too since the open dinette area is located between the kitchen and family room, where a widescreen TV is facing to you while you're having dinner. But I have not done that in theater.

But dinner is better than junk foods though. But, watching movie in theater without popcorn is no fun! And butter please!
I don't want to miss in on the critical scenes while I look down to cut the steak off the bones, or squinting to look at the menu in the dark. I might do that with documentaries, where I might not look at a screen for a minute or two (at least the talking head ones).

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How comes I only see you to participate in some of my posts here. I would like to see comments from other members too what they think about after reading these articles.
Internet connection and computer too slow at home, or else I would comment more. But its good you quote the interesting parts.
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Audio digest!

Lost in the Middle

http://news.designtechnica.com/print_talkback39.html

Thinking Inside of the Box


http://news.designtechnica.com/print_talkback42.html

From ecoustics forum, a recent article of this year on HT speaker placement

An Essential Guide to Home Theater Speaker Placement

http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messa...79/129023.html



Typical 5.1 set-up in a car


http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/ca/...ichannel3A.gif


5.1 Surround Sound From the Engineer's Perspective



http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/re..._scheiner.html

"How Do I . . . ?" Six commonly asked questions about home theater

http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/re...questions.html
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Internet connection and computer too slow at home, or else I would comment more.
Are you still using 56k modem dial-up connection? Last time I troubleshout someone computer with a dial-up, I can't believe that in the old time we all surf the internet at that speed. I lost my patience and time, this is very very slow...

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Are you still using 56k modem dial-up connection? Last time I troubleshout someone computer with a dial-up, I can't believe that in the old time we all surf the internet at that speed. I lost my patience and time, this is very very slow...
Yeah, I do most of my browsing while not at home.

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I'm completely satisfied with 5.1, and I think that 10.2 is just ridiculous. 5.1 is just fine, and when I hear talk about 6.1 or 7.1, I think it must be coming from speaker manufacturers. We've been struggling for so long to get people to switch to 5.1; now are you going to ask them to buy a new amplifier, more speakers? And where are they going to put them? Stereo was fine for 47 years 5.1 is all we can handle right now.
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That is assuming 5.1 playback channels requires 5.1 carrier channels. It was a giant hurdle for the industry to go from matrixed 2 channel to 5.1 and now they want to move beyond that. If Dolby licensed Michael Gerzon's Ambisonic recording/transport/playback algorithm, there would have been no requirement for massive upgrades in going from 2.0 to 4.0 (DPL) to 5.1 (DD) and whatever they find lacking and wanting to move toward (10.2). Vector based transport (Ambisonic) would not require more channels to carry all the signal required for 3-D periphonic reproduction, from 2.0 to 64 channel playback. Gerzon said the perfect reproducer would be infinite number of channels in a 3-D spehere.

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In the best of all possible worlds the center speaker would always be an identical clone of the left and right. In the real world, manufacturers are hawking horizontal center designs in a popular but usually nonmatching woofer-tweeter-woofer configuration and the consumers who unwittingly buy these things compound the error by setting them up badly. The cumulative result is a center speaker thatís way out of whack with the others.

Thereís a second underlying culprit here, and thatís the hulking video display, which makes correct placement harder. If youíre using a rear-projection or direct-view set, the logical place for the center speaker is atop the set, which puts the center tweeter higher than the left and right tweeters, and may even be too high for a direct hit on the listening position. Few consumers bother raising the left and right speakers to the same level and if they did, all the front speakers might be too high.
I replaced my curvalinear planar center channel, which was what the mfg could come out with, with a speaker similar to my main speakers (actually one of my old mains when I replaced it with new ones), and placed it behind the drop down screen. It sounds 100x better than the dedicated center, although it has some sound dropoff at higher freq, it acts not much different from Dolby Re-EQ.
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More audio digest!

Where is everybody?

Pretty quiet day, today!

I tried to shorten the quote but they are better as they are if I don't cut too much text. The rest you can click the link to read on.

The Significance of a Preamplifier
http://www.innerear.on.ca/editorials...ial-v12-4.html


Hi-fi system tweaks part 1

Hi-fi system tweaks part 2


http://www.avreview.co.uk/news/artic...AN/259/v/6/sp/

Number seems to be similar of what my poll shows

The Definite Jump "Painfully" good speakers

http://www.vonschweikert.com/reviews/HIFIMUSIKVR3.htm


Which part of the system is most important?


http://www.audiosystems.com/BuyingGuide.htm#Anchor7971

Hi-fi separates, as components are commonly known


http://www.signals.co.za/HiFidelity.asp


General information



http://www.epanorama.net/links/audiospeakers.html
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Technical discussion of audio designer!

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

http://www.meadowlarkaudio.com/TC1.htm

Natural just sounds better.


http://www.meadowlarkaudio.com/TC5.htm#5
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10.2 ? I probably need an another set of Vents.

Tomlinson Holmanís Latest Experiment

http://www.audiorevolution.com/equip...man/index.html

Time and Distance In Your Home Theater

http://www.hometheatersound.com/feat...n_20040401.htm

Doing the DSP Dance

http://www.audioenz.co.nz/2000/1107.html

And plenty of other uses ... Does this sound similar the use of this in HSU products?

Digital Signal Processing revolutionized the market.

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Johnny come lately Holman thinks he invented the wheel, but he is close to 30 years too late. Gerzon's Abisonic with its WXYZ ecoding algorithm only utilizes 3.5 carrier channels but could reassembled back to as many channels as one want, in true 3-D soundspace. Forget about the old way of discrete channel that audioenz.co.nz is so adamant about. Ambisonic captures the sound coming from all direction to the microphone array, allowing its direction and loudness to be captured and transported in that form (it is transporting it in vector form). At the playback end, the vector information could be extrapolated into 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 speaker array, placed anywhere you want (e.g., you want most speakers to be concentrated in the front and upper front (L,LCL,LC,C,RC,RCR,R,U(pper)L,ULCL,ULC,UL,URC,URCR ,UR), you just program the processor so that it knows it).

Here is a 32 playback channel config:
http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/mustech/3...dec3_help.html

And a 16 channel setup with picture:
http://www.uow.edu.au/~mo15/ACMA%202004.pdf
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Thanks, Lwang.

Interesting technology there. But even technology of ambisonics as British invention has been around for more than 25 years, the problem is both hardware and software. Just to think of speakers have to be arranged in a circular array, and probably up to 8 of them for ambisonic sound to work. Sure it is nice in 360-degree soundfield but big space requirement there, which means you are totally immersed and surrounded by sound.

But at which price to get this technology to your home, IMO affordable DVD-a and SACD and a universal player are enough to feel surrounded provided music has been well encoded. And as for movies and also music, DD 5.1/DTS has already plenty of special directional effects you can feel that you were not able with stereo along with that well design from the start that LFE .1 channel that made us use fully the power of HSU subwoofer.
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The concept of arranging speakers in a spherical pattern is so that there would be no time delay needed for each speaker. A modern processor's speaker distance feature easily compensate for that. So multiple height speakers on a 8 ft ceiling is possible. Also, don't forget, since it is a full 3-D soundfield, there is a possibility of encoding sound from below the listener, so instead of the oh-so-passe (for Ambi anyway) of doing flyovers, Ambisonic could discern between subway rumbling by underground verses the elevated ones. All those pseudo height channel processors cannot.

Even though my ancient processor has limited ambisonic setup capability, it still allows one to configure different speaker placement aspect ratios, so if discern between a wide and shallow speakers layout (wide L & R speaker placement, along with short F & R speaker seperation) versus a narrow and long one (even if all speakers are 10' from listener, the aspect ratio could be completely different). This way, the sound synthisized for each speaker would take that into account and allow optimal playback. That's the limitation of "discrete" channels, no matter how advanced those auto-config on the latest pre-pro/receivers are, it can't manipulate the signal to compensate for that simple thing. So if your main speakers are placed 120 deg apart, any pan of sound from something like a truck going across the screen would sound like it is going across the whole room, while someone's 40 deg speaker placement would sound barely like a pan of anything.

If you don't want height and sub-floor channels, you could discard the Z axis sound and encode the whole thing in a 2ch system compatable with a regular 2ch playback. And when decoded, you could do 10,20 30 channel playback as procesing technology allows, but always utilizing the same original source. The brain dead people at Dolby looked at Ambisonic way back then and decided to not license it, but instead created their own disaster by going with their non-vector vastly inferior sounding format call Dolby Surround, which leads the also vastly inferior sounding Pro Logic, which then goes to DD, then EX, and now looking to yet another another planned obsolescence of 10.2. Don't you guys all know? You all have been had, being forced into this constant upgrade cycle, as if you buy a car and a few years later, it won't be able to go on the new roads that are paved.
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And whether or not we like it, we're stuck with it. Until it disapears, we have to live with it. While not the best solution for surround, but remember that DD 5.1 technology has solved some analog problems that you do not have with digital technology like DVD-a as its specification supports Ambisonic recordings while still allow to be decoded in DD 5.1. Clever though, flag it in the metadata of datastream and with specific decoder, the ambisonic datastream could be as I heard decoded on the fly after switching the flag. So all of this is not lost. Seems like DVD-a technology is a winner here. But is the hardware price affordable enough to invest still remains a good question for people who wants to embrace ambisonic technology?

Some other ambisonic links I found below explain more of this technology

http://www.ambiophonics.org/Ambiophone/Ambiophone2.htm

The Ambiophone

This can be cool to get this setup! I heard that 10 years ago, the Onkyo TX-SV909PRO A/V Receiver has an Ambisonic decoder which plays Nimbus Records dicss. Probably today there are plenty of such processors that can handle Ambisonic sound.



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Many said, arguarbly the best sound disc out there is "Swing Live" from Chesky, which utilizes ambisonic technology to pre-decode and placed onto a standard disc accessable by all users. And those pre-decoded format (G+2) could in theory be re-encoded into its original vector information and re-decoded into any number of channel setup. Too bad they are it wastes so much channels since 5.1 would have been way more than enough to encode the WXYZ vectors for 3-D soundfield playback into any number of channels. The G+2 only drops the Z vector thereby losing any height information.

DVD-A has an ambisonic detection flag because Meridian, a big ambisonic backer, had long implemented a lossless transmission technology called MLP but could didn't have the muscle or marketing capability to put it out there as a standard. It was only Dolby, looking for the next thing, wanted to implement lossless technology and found Meridian having already created one and licensed it. From there, Meridian probably threw in a few hooks into the standard.
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DVD-A has an ambisonic detection flag because Meridian, a big ambisonic backer, had long implemented a lossless transmission technology called MLP but could didn't have the muscle or marketing capability to put it out there as a standard. It was only Dolby, looking for the next thing, wanted to implement lossless technology and found Meridian having already created one and licensed it. From there, Meridian probably threw in a few hooks into the standard.
Their processor are too expensive for average home user, costs more than 10k. The processor covers too many surround modes too.

The most recent model I found besides the old one 565 DSP surround processor can be found in link below:

http://www.meridian-audio.com/m_800_bro_861.htm
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Their processor are too expensive for average home user, costs more than 10k. The processor covers too many surround modes too.

The most recent model I found besides the old one 565 DSP surround processor can be found in link below:

http://www.meridian-audio.com/m_800_bro_861.htm
They also have 568, G68 processor. The old 561 and 565 are still good, and they do 7.1 (since the at least before 1997) (even though it is not the latest ES/EX, it synthesizes to 7.1 channels from 5.1 source). And its music modes leaves all other in the dust.
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Lwang,

Do you know about Cantares's SSP-1 processor?

Cantares's product


http://www.cantares.on.ca/promo.htm

http://www.cantares.on.ca/decoder.htm


A review of this unit in below link.


DOUG MITCHELL reviews Cantares' SSP-1 Surround Sound Processor.

http://www.audiomedia.com/archive/re...0-cantares.htm
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I haven't followed too much on niche products like the Cantares, but according to Ambisonic proponent, the introduction of digital processing really opened up its capabilities. Sound recreation with arbitrary number of speakers in different aspect ratio layout, placed at relative different position becomes possible. With the analog processing, simple 4 channel playback with 4 equi-distance speakers were required. Much of the complicated processing like depth, width, aspect ratio would degrade the sound.

Nowdays, there are ambisonic decoding software that would do alot of the processing, including up to 16 channel output.
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More Myths!

Debunking the Myth of Audiophile Marketing

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Understanding Sonic Differences of Cables
Debunking the Myth of Cable Distortion and Dielectric Biasing



http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/...istortion.html


Dispelling audio myths, the cable lie


http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/article/1790/

Phase Correction - Myth or Magic



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Hafler TA1600 Studio Power Amplifier

Does anyone know how good the Hafler Power Amplifier is since they use a proprietary circuit design?

Seems to be affordable at the price of $149.



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Stuffs on amplifier!

Debunking Common Power Amplifier Myths

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Amplifier Myths, Fantasies, and Facts


Distortion Myths and Solid-State vs. Tube


http://www.guitarnuts.com/amps/myths.php

Interesting FAQ page which is based on conversations between Dave, a customer and Dan Banquer, Designer and Engineer of R.E. Designs which talk about difference between myth and reality.
And believe it or not I have found myself some poorly informed and probably under-educated saleman on same or different fields of technology that I don't walk away but run away when I know that he does not know what he is supposed to know.
Well, hope you guys enjoy reading these articles. Adding the quotes take long time to load the page which could be painful for those who don't have high speed internet.


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Speaker and Room Acoustics Myths!

Speaker Facts and Myths

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More on ambisonics!

I'm glad Lwang brings Ambisonic topic up. I did not know about it until recently. So, ambisonic is one these things I did not know and it is good because that why I create this thread. But it does not mean that we all believe all of the sayings of the articles but some idea from these will surely get someone to get the general idea. As for Ambisonic, this is truly a breakthrough technology that I will not be surprised that soon later it will be generally adopted.

Something that I don't get that why such an extraordinary system as ambisonic has never been able to reach massive market though it was certainly a commercial failure 30 years ago. But with today's technology, this kind of decoding should be no harder to implement than any decoding such as DTS, DD.?

Ambisonic Surround-Sound in the Age of DVD

http://www.mtsu.edu/~dsmitche/rim456/Ambisonics/ambidvd.html


Ambisonics and 5.1 differences

As far I can see from the specs, there are plenty of differences and most of the goods that 5.1 lacks, Ambisonics have them all and better.

http://www.mtsu.edu/~dsmitche/rim456/Ambisonics/4fiveone.gif

http://www.mtsu.edu/~dsmitche/rim456/Ambisonics/7compare.gif


SURROUND SOUND EXPLAINED * PART 3



http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct0...oundsound3.asp



Or is this a threat that ambisonic could kill DD/DTS format? I could not find any available affordable commercial equipment that supports ambisonic except big name like Meridian which is out of reach for most of us. Gimme us that technology so we can enjoy what has been too long killed right at the start then we will be able to tell whether or not it will be the de facto surround-sound standard for things to come.

The Threat of Dolby Surround

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The situation is worsened by the public's lack of understanding about surround sound. Consumers are reluctant to buy decoders without the 'Dolby Surround' logo, even though they may work as well as 'officially-sanctioned' decoders and often include features missing on 'authorized' units. This is not a matter of speculation. Denon had to add 'true' Dolby circuitry to their decoder before it would sell.
That's why I said Dolby and all its assorted schemes are the greatest scam there is. A big plan for perpetual planned-obsolescence. The whole never becoming obsolete format was right in front of them 30 years ago, and decided to invent a junk system in which there willl be a greatest thing since sliced bread not much after, which after a short while will be viewed as in adaquate and forces everyone to upgrade again.

Interesting that you brought up the ripples in the pond analogy for multi-way speaker, because in all the technical discussion under "SURROUND SOUND EXPLAINED * PART 3", what it is describing is basically saying that Ambisonic utilizes "wavefront reproduction" method. What that means is that it alters the timing of the sound coming out of each speaker, depending on the proximity of the original sound source, compared to other speakers, so that when the soundwaves are compbined from the multiple speakers, it will try to re-create the original wavefront as if it was coming from that original phantom sound sources.

So using the pond analogy, if you have 3 pieces of bread in the pond, all equidistance in front of you. If a sound source is coming 25% of the way from the left bread and 75% of the way from the center bread, the analogy would be a 30LB ducks going for the left piece of bread, 10LB duck to the center pieces of bread and a 5LB duck going after the right piece, all at the same time. By observing the amplitude of the ripple arriving at your position, you would think it is coming from between the left and center bread, 25% of the way from the left to center position, but if you were observing the time the wave reaches you with your eyes, you would get think it is coming from the middle since the left and right eye, with its offset, would see the same summed wave arrive at the same time. This would actually confuse you since you are getting contradictory information between the two methods that you used. This is as described, how practically how all recordings are laid down onto the tracks of your disc.

But with ambisonic, with the same sound source, it would be as iif the same ducks going to the same locations, but the 30LB duck would land at the left bread first, then the 10LB duck would land slightly later at the center bread, then the 5LB duck ever later. By observing the amplitude of the ripple, it would look the same as the above experiment, but when observiing the arrival of the ripples, the summed ripple from the 3 ducks would arrive at your left eye a slight fraction of time before the right eye, so you it would be observed as coming from the same position as if you were observing the amplitude of the ripple. And if you want to simulate a better ripple, you just put more and more bread between the left and right ones and have the ducks land at the right time. They would simulate a better ripple from that phantom sound source. This is how ambisonic works. And think of it in a spherical pond that surrounds you completely and extrapolate it from the regular pond. That's how Ambisonic 3-D wavefront reproduction will work, not some cheesy oeverhead channel for flybys that supposedly the next latest and greatest HT surround is going to have.

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Something that I don't get that why such an extraordinary system as ambisonic has never been able to reach massive market though it was certainly a commercial failure 30 years ago. But with today's technology, this kind of decoding should be no harder to implement than any decoding such as DTS, DD.?
Ambisonic was created under British psychoacoustic research, not some commercial marketing company, so nobody was there pushing "greatest thing slince sliced bread" to J6P like Dolby was.
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Sound waves do work similarly due to pressure caused by objects vibrating produce air displacement. As we all know that air pressure is said to be pushed and pulled by these disturbations. Basically, it works the same as air ripple in air as waves in a pond. But how ambisonic recreates exceptional true to life surround sound it is amazing.

Lwang, I like your detailed explanation that you applied using the pond analogy to show ambisonic principle with the water ripples or waves propagation how user perceives them. But stones in water as only 2 dimensional though. Adding the height, then we are talking 3 dimensional which is exactly how sound propagates in all directions from a particular point source.

Do you know about curveaudio?

LARGE SCALE AMBISONIC CONCERT

http://www.curveaudio.net/News.htm


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The site on time coherency was very interesting. Since our ears convert directly to the frequency domain, I wonder how much of it actually holds true. Could this be one of the issues that keeps speakers from sounding like the real thing opposed to a recording of it?

Seeing that time coherent designs cost about $5000 and up, I doubt they will become too popular for a while.
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tafguy,

I didn't know about curveaudio. Not much of Ambisonic outside of university research and serious enthusiast's setup. Good to see it in implementations outside of those fields.

Thasp,

what that site said seems to be contradictory, since with digital speakers, the digital crossover could be tailored for each of the driver and its properties, including slope, phase, freq based or mass time delay and correct for any perculiarities it has, and then run through DACs that are most apropriate for that driver & sound spectrum (plus bi/tri-amping) (that's assuming we're talking about digital speakers that takes advantage of digital capability). The resulting sound coming out of the speaker would be as close to phase coherent as possible, usually not achievable through analog crossovers.

Plus there are also crossovers with really really steep slopes, so the transition between drivers occur over a very narrow freq, in effect rarely will it ever have more than 1 ripple coming out of a pond.

With the popularity of HT speakers that emphasize "center channel" for dialogue and others for wizzby and effects, it doesn't seem like there is a big audience for it.
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