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Dolby Atmos: Dispersion Requirements for Ceiling Speakers

by Nyal Mellor December 30, 2015

In this blog article we look at the dispersion requirements for ceiling speakers in a Dolby Atmos system. 

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Speaker Off Axis: Dispersion Specifications and Off Axis Response Plots

by Nyal Mellor December 14, 2015

This will be a quick article that explains how to interpret manufacturer published speaker dispersion specifications and in particular how these relate to what you might see on an off axis response plot.

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Ten Speaker Layout Tips for Dolby Atmos, DTS.X & Auro

by Nyal Mellor November 14, 2015

Dolby Atmos has been a big thing with our client base. Since the format was announced >80% of our theaters have been designed to support Atmos and other next-generation audio formats such as DTS.X and Auro.

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JL Audio Fathom v2 Digital Automatic Room Optimization (DARO) Review

by Nyal Mellor September 27, 2015

In this article we’re going to look at JL Audio’s new Fathom v2 series of subwoofers, and in particular the implementation of their new automated room correction algorithm called DARO (Digital Automatic Room Optimization).

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Early Reflections 101

by Nyal Mellor September 07, 2015

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Ten articles on subwoofers you probably haven't read

by Nyal Mellor September 07, 2015

Here are ten great articles on subwoofers that you may not have read. These articles cover a whole range of subjects, from the acoustic benefits of multiple subs to the use of equalization to improve your bass. Enjoy!

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Speaker Off Axis: Understanding the effect of Speaker Toe-In

by Nyal Mellor August 07, 2015

This article provides a conceptual basis for understanding speaker toe-in and how it relates to the subject of speaker off axis response.

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Three ways to add a subwoofer crossover to your two channel system

by Nyal Mellor August 06, 2015

There are many ways to integrate subs into your two channel system. We do not believe in running your speakers “full range”, bringing the sub in where the speakers roll off, though if you really want to do that then see our article on how to do it. 

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An acoustic overhaul of a band practice space in Napa

by Nyal Mellor August 02, 2015

An acoustic overhaul of a band practice space in Napa. Scope: room acoustic analysis.

"I would like to thank Nyal and Acoustic Frontiers for helping me get to this result." Stephen L.

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Understanding small room reverberation time measurements

by Nyal Mellor July 08, 2015

This article explains how to interpret T60 and other variants of mid and high frequency decay / reverberation time measurements in the context of small rooms like home theaters, listening rooms and recording studios. Note that a lot of things written about T60, both online and in text books, are written in respect to acoustically large rooms such as concert halls.

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Room Acoustic Design Insights: Five Steps to Amazing Bass

by Nyal Mellor May 08, 2015

Here at Acoustic Frontiers we use these five acoustic design techniques to create amazing bass. Bass that is tight, articulate, defined, impactful and even. Most people have not heard just how good bass can be when the room is taken out of the equation.

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Helping a Canadian Audiophile Analyze and Improve his Room Acoustics

by Nyal Mellor April 10, 2015

Room acoustics improvement. Scope: room acoustic analysis.

"I would like to thank Nyal for his very professional work and guidance." Stephane N.

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