Tone controls. As audiophiles, we tend to lift our noses. Only a ruler flat frequency response will do. Yet listening to music through loudspeakers means we’re likely already wide of the mark. The listening room itself is the biggest tone control of them all, its dimensions and acoustic make-up causing a bump in the frequency response curve here, a dip there. What to do?
Passive room treatments like bass traps, absorbers and diffusing panels would be the acoustician’s starting point. Likely that’s not you.… Read the full article