Originally Posted by pbellsound
Yup, good stuff, thanks for posting them up, I too have the Yamaha book on the shelf as well as others.
There's so much more to designing a sound install that getting big speakers and electronics. Few "installers" today know even half of what they need to about acoustics but manage to talk the talk. I see so many improper installations done by big name installers that I'm asked to fix after they've done their install.
A couple of years back I was speaking to a well known producer. I told him that acoustics are by far the most important aspect to sound quality. He started rolling around laughing... I asked why, to which he replied 'you make your living from audio electronics, why are you telling me that?'. Well, I wasn't going to lie, was I?
If your acoustics are poor, you could have the best signal chain in the world and it will still sound terrible.
Isn't it funny how this board is so fixated with hardware, yet you never see the topic of acoustics discussed?
Acousticians are the overlords of the audio industry. The one I would recommend charges £1,200 GBP per day (ex. vat). (near to $2,000 USD).