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Room Acoustic Analysis and Acoustic Treatment for an Audiophile Listening Room

by Nyal Mellor August 24, 2016

Improving audiophile listening room. Scope: room acoustic analysis and acoustic treatment design.

"Perhaps room treatments aren't as sexy as the latest new component but they perform the essential task of removing room colorations." Mr. Maciag

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Adding a Home Theater Riser to an Enthusiast's Room

by Nyal Mellor August 23, 2016

Home theater riser addition. Scope: construction level documentation.

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Another AVS Forum Home Theater of the Month for Acoustic Frontiers!

by Nyal Mellor June 12, 2016

AVS Forum home theater of the month. Scope: home theater layout, low frequency optimization, electrical design, acoustic treatment design, video calibration.

"The audio in that room stops on a dime. Very neutral without sounding clinical."

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Room acoustic issues 101

by Nyal Mellor April 17, 2016

Different parts of the frequency spectrum have different room acoustic issues or distortions. Acoustic distortions can be defined as sound quality degrading issues introduced by the interaction of a sound source such as a speaker and the acoustic environment it is placed in.

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UHD 101: Demystifying 4K, UHD Blu Ray, wide color gamut, HDR, 4:4:4, 18Gbps and the rest!

by Nyal Mellor March 09, 2016

This comprehensive blog article is intended to demystify some of the technical details behind UHD or Ultra High Definition.

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Home Theater Design & Calibration for a NC, USA client

by Nyal Mellor March 01, 2016

Home theater design & calibration. Scope: design review
equipment, acoustic treatment design, baffle wall design, audio calibration.

"The room has turned out beyond our expectations." Mr. Parvathaneni

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Improving Home Recording Studio Acoustics for an Electronic Musician

by Nyal Mellor February 16, 2016

Home recording studio acoustics improvement. Scope: room acoustic analysis, acoustic treatment design, system set-up.

"Thanks to Nyal, working in my studio is nothing short of a pleasure." Leo

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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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