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Same stereo/speakers different sound [message #92666] Tue, 24 November 2020 15:32 Go to next message
Mica is currently offline  Mica
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My friend brought over their system and we played it in the kitchen. It sounded totally different than it did in the living room. She said it even sounds different at her place (she has paneling). Do appliances really make things sound so different? The walls are the same from my kitchen to my living room.
Re: Same stereo/speakers different sound [message #92667 is a reply to message #92666] Tue, 24 November 2020 19:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Rooms definitely have a big influence on the sound. Think about how things sound in a small room (like a bathroom) compared to a large room (like an auditorium).

The most significant influence is from room modes and self-interference from boundaries. To learn about these things, do searches here on the forum and on the internet at large for room modes, SBIR and self-interference.
Re: Same stereo/speakers different sound [message #93353 is a reply to message #92666] Mon, 22 March 2021 22:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Azuri is currently offline  Azuri
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The only time I turned anything on in a kitchen was an AM radio station. A kitchen and an AM band were made for each other, I think.
Re: Same stereo/speakers different sound [message #93479 is a reply to message #92666] Sun, 11 April 2021 00:20 Go to previous message
Acacia is currently offline  Acacia
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Yeah, it seems that the room where the speaker would be played will affect how the sound will turn out. Some descriptions of speakers sometimes even mention their compatibility with rooms.
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