Listening Room Design Services
Perhaps you have a conference room that could make a fine listening environment. Or possibly you already have a listening room, but it isn't working well for you (most don't). Stroud Audio uses science and careful listening to develop either room into a room that can provide an enveloping and rewarding musical experience.
If you are working for an automotive OEM in an area that deals with audio tuning, it is important to have a reference listening room to establish a standard for your team. This is also true if you are a speaker developer or music producer who wants a critical environment for sound evaluation of a music mix.
The Scientific Approach to Great Sound
SAI will visit your company's site and understand your goals and constraints. We then evaluate noise issues and then test the current room's bass modes characteristics. Techniques we will use in the design process include:
- Noise suppression and isolation
- Bass mode correction (very important)
- Ray tracing to determine where surface
treatment is needed
- Equalization and loudness adjustments
- Ambience support
Your Listening Room Equipment
Stroud Audio can select and install speakers, amplifiers and other equipment for your room. We can also incorporate your company's audio products into the design and optimize the acoustic presentation of those components.
Your loudspeaker drivers and completed speaker systems can be accurately and fully characterized. Data can include these speaker measurements:
- Frequency response, on and off axis
- Impedance vs. Frequency
- Distortion: THD, IM, three signal, etc.
- Power Compression, a measure of
bass capability at high signal levels
- Thiele-Small parameters
- Large-signal parameters
- SPL and Power handling capability
In addition to these objective measurements, we use subjective measurements such as SAI's "chord" intermodulation distortion test.
Your candidate home speakers can be measured in quasi-anechoic and in more realistic room environments.
Scope of SAI's Listening Room
These services are for companies who want a great listening environment for employees or customers. Our primary customer is one needing a room conversion or seeking improvements to an existing listening room.
SAI will work with an industrial decorator to incorporate tasteful visual design elements, Together, we will create reference listening rooms that will provide an immersive, aesthetically-pleasing experience for you and your customers.
Whether you're thinking of a conference room conversion, improving a not-so-great listening room (poor bass modes, lack of immersion), or constructing a brand new location to develop, we can and will build you a listening system that sounds so good that you won't want to leave it. Want video? SAI can integrate the audio and video into an entertainment and demo room your customers won't soon forget.
Just give us a call and we can get started giving you the reference listening room environment you and your team need.
If perhaps you'd like to design your own listening room, or just see generally how we will do it, please accept our PDF download, "Conference Room to Listening Room."