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.
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.
You've saved up some cash and you're ready to make the plunge for the home theater you've been dreaming about. Regardless of what gear you choose, here are some fundamental things to consider before you get started.
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.
These “rules” 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.