Aspects of the Home Listening Environment

  • John M. Eargle


While the professional sound world relies heavily on loudspeaker specifications in systems design and layout, the choice of loudspeakers for home listening is likely to be the result of a far more personal set of experiences and associations. This can be inferred from a casual reading of high-fidelity system manufacturers’ literature and advertisements.


Room Treatment Sound Power Listening Position Loudspeaker System Audio Engineer Society 
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