Understanding Loudspeaker behavior and acoustical distortions in a small room
by Hadi Sumoro & Xian Yu – www.HXAudioLab.com
The common questions
Several common questions are often asked related to loudspeaker’s sound reproduction, such as:
1. Why does a loudspeaker sound different when moved to another room?
2. Why does my new bookshelf loudspeaker sound terrible at home? They were great in the showroom!
3. Why does the loudspeaker sound muddy/bassy inside a room? It was great when I listened to it outside.
There are other questions, but readers can get the point from the examples above. Often a loudspeaker is being evaluated for how well it reproduced sound, but the room seldom comes into the discussion. This article discusses how loudspeakers and rooms interact. (more…)