Posted on October 29, 2012
Why Do You Need Room Correction
In an ideal world, there would not be any need for equalization, room correction, room treatment, bass management, crossover settings or level adjustment. Sound systems would be perfect on their own without any room correction and would reproduce perfect signals in all rooms. Plus, if everyone had perfect hearing and liked the exact same amount of bass, midrange and high frequency, standing waves, feedback and phase cancellation would not exist.
Unfortunately, the world we live in is not ideal. Home theaters are not able to naturally create the perfect audio experience. Every home theater, no matter how carefully it is designed will have a number of issues that should be addressed in order to have the most optimal sound experience possible. Room correction and equalization will be the most effective ways to improve the home theater experience. Bass management, crossovers and room treatment are just some of the other important considerations, but the main consideration is room correction.
Room correction can be achieved by way of sound proofing insulation, acoustical soundproofing, acoustic Panels and noise reduction. These strategies are often cost effective and can solve a number of the home theater owners concerns with little effort.
Generally speaking, there are a number of reasons why careful placement, room treatment, bass management, calibration and equalization are necessary. For one, speakers are not perfect. They inherently have flaws in their design. Even speakers with a perfect +/-3dB frequency response are different.
On-axis and off-axis response can also be significantly different. Interaction between frequency waves with the boundaries, furniture and other obstacles can often be problematic. The interaction between the lower frequencies and boundaries are going to be the most noticeable and problematic in these instances. Speakers are often positioned inappropriately in home theaters. This is a very common problem that homeowners face.
People with hearing problems or sensitive ears may desire to have protection from loud music in their home theaters. On the other hand, homeowners may desire to have sound proofing insulation, acoustical soundproofing, acoustic Panels and noise reduction features installed in their home theaters to prevent disturbing other areas of the home. Everyone has different preferences and therefore, room correction will be different for every homeowner.
Room correction is a job that requires a great deal of knowledge and skill. When looking for a company to perform any of the following: sound proofing insulation, acoustical soundproofing, installation of acoustic panels or noise reduction, you will want to be sure that you are hiring skilled professionals. However, if you do enough research, you can often find enough resources to provide you with enough information and confidence to do it yourself. One of the most helpful DVD / Book combinations you will find is Get Better Sound by Jim Smith.
Every room is unique and all of the small details within your room will make up a very complex set of issues that the company will need to address. But, there are a few things you can do to get the ball rolling. Like in Wheel of Fortune, you can start with the R, S, T, L, N and E then go from there. Mixmastered Acoustics has the right materials to get you going, sound better today!
All prices are in USD.