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Feb 24, 2004

There have been quite a few comments on the web regarding the New York Times article on Bang & Olufsen’s new loudspeaker product (for example, here, here, here, and here among others). In addition to the Dave Moulton designed tweeters, the auto-magic room-equalization function seemed to elicit a lot of comments.

Coincidentally, a thread was started on alt.sci.phyics.acoustics that brings up a relevant point: equalization is useful to tweak system performance, but it can’t correct for gross room acoustics problems. At some point, you need to deal with the room using surface treatments, diffusion, speaker placment, etc. That’s why God created acousticians.


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