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Using Diffusion To Create A Natural, Spacious Listening Environment [Basic Home Theater Design]

Diffusion is an extremely important and often overlooked component to room acoustics, and you’ll be amazed at how much life you can inject into your listening space with the proper installation of specially designed diffusion panels, the strategic use of what you already have in your room, or a smart combination of the two.

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Considering Sound Absorption [Basic Home Theater Design]

The most often overlooked aspect of room design is the stuff you put in your room and you will be shocked and dismayed at how much trouble you can cause yourself.

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Home Theater Design: Absorption vs. Diffusion [Glossary of Terms]

One of the most commonly misunderstood concepts you’ll face when you start putting together a home theater or high-end listening room is the role absorption and diffusion play in how your room will ultimately sound – regardless of the equipment you put in it. Just like with any other technology or specialized field, important terms get thrown around by people in the know while those of us not in the know kind of grin and nod our heads while we hope that maybe someday we’ll figure exactly what the heck all of these smart people are talking about.

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Home Theater 101: Basic Rules for Optimizing Your Home Theater System

These tips are meant to be general guidelines to get you started on your journey to having the best AV set-up you can afford. While they won’t solve all of your problems, following them from the get-go will ensure that you aren’t unknowingly adding problems as you put your room together.

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Problem Solving With KEF's T-Series

Don’t be daunted by the things that typically daunt those of us who really want our systems to sound great while also wanting our rooms and spaces to look great. There are solutions!

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A Brief History of Surround Sound

You could win a bar bet by knowing that Quadraphonic sound (surround-sound as we call it now) first became available in 1969. In 1970, RCA Records released Quad-8 tapes which were 8-Track tapes that played discrete quadraphonic sound. If you played them on a standard stereo 8-Track you would only get half the sound, so this lack of backward compatibility meant you had to buy a specific Quad-8 player. Again, expensive with not a lot of demand. Quad-8 tapes were available until 1978, but demand was never strong.

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