February 5, 2014
Dennis, it seems every piece of music has an ideal SPL in a given room, too little and the music is lifeless and too much and the room is overloaded. Is there any measurement technique that provides a maximum SPL in which one should not exceed in order to avoid overloading the room? It seems when you hit the SPL sweet spot it all comes together and in large part that’s why on different listening sessions the music sounds great and on other days not so much or do you think it comes from our inner emotional self?
August 12, 2013
This is where you must use the same technique that speaker manufactures or any design process engineer uses. The process is called voicing. You must listen at different pressure levels and decide for yourself what is too much or too little. I am certain there is some balance between pressure/reflections/usage/volume/noise etc. to be found but only through try and error can you determine.