Welcome to Acoustic Frontiers Blog

Creating a system you love shouldn't be difficult. The Acoustic Frontiers blog is here to help.

Acoustic Measurement Standards for Stereo Listening Rooms published

by Nyal Mellor October 13, 2011

Some of the many questions that can be found scattered across the internet and overheard in conversations amongst audiophiles today relate to room acoustic measurements:

  • What are the key measurements?
  • How do I interpret them?
  • What does good look like?
  • How do they relate to each other?

These questions arise from the recent availability of cheap and accurate ‘consumer’ acoustical measurement products like XTZ Room Analyzer, Room EQ Wizard and Dayton Audio Omnimic. Whist these packages allow you to measure your room they do not provide any guidance on how to interpret the results relative to the audiophile situation of two speakers in a room.

In April of 2011 Nyal Mellor of Acoustic Frontiers and Jeff Hedback of HdAcoustics recognized this and started work on creating a set of measurement standards specific to the requirements of the two channel audiophile. Many hours of hard work have culminated in the release of the white paper Acoustic Measurement Standards for Stereo Listening Rooms which you can download as a pdf by clicking on the link.

This paper is recommended reading if you are interested in understanding how room acoustics can influence sound quality. It also provides clear targets for the acoustic measurements that characterize your room’s performance. We hope you enjoy it. We have definitely had a blast creating it!

 

GET THE RESULTS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WITH ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS

  • You'll have a system you love.
  • You'll experience audio-video like never before.
  • You'll have no doubt you got the best performing system for your budget.

REQUEST A QUOTE




Nyal Mellor
Nyal Mellor

Author



Also in Blog Articles

California Dreamin' AVS Home Theater of The Month October 2021!
California Dreamin' AVS Home Theater of The Month October 2021!

by Nyal Mellor May 30, 2023 0 Comments

Home Theater Design. Scope of Work: Home theater layout, optimal placement of subwoofers, and ensuring optimal video viewing angles and sight lines. Additionally, we advised on baffle wall and riser designs and acoustic treatment design.

IN THE CLIENT’S WORDS

“We built this home theater so I could watch all of my favorite movies. It’s just a better experience overall. I wanted it to look better than anything possible, other than what you can see at the studio." Travis C.

Continue Reading

South Carolina Walk Out Basement Home Theater
South Carolina Walk Out Basement Home Theater

by Nyal Mellor February 12, 2023 0 Comments

Home theater in walk out basement. Scope of work: core home theater design package, sound isolation, HVAC, riser, hush box and baffle wall design.

"The end result is nothing short of spectacular." David W.

Continue Reading

Home Theater Excellence in Ohio Custom Home
Home Theater Excellence in Ohio Custom Home

by Nyal Mellor February 12, 2023 0 Comments

Home theater in custom home. Scope: core home theater design package w' sound isolation, equipment & acoustic treatment.

"Our room turned out way better than we ever expected. Everyone is amazed at the sound and picture quality!” Todd B.

Continue Reading

Contact Us About This Product

video-design

Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers

  • (415) 524-8741
  • Serving USA & Canada
  • Fairfax, Northern California, USA

ask us a question about this product