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#300031 - 04/02/10 07:07 PM Podcast with Floyd Toole
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Hi all:

Some of you may be aware that Scott Wilkinson with Ultimate AV has a podcast. The podcast is quite good and has interviews with some real interesting people like Tomlinson Holman, and Spears & Munsil. The latest podcast is with Floyd Toole.

The link is here:
Ultimate AV Podcast

Some of the interviews contain some information that is relatively old hat, but some of them have some neat behind the scenes info and some cool tech stuff as well. In case any of you are interested.

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#300033 - 04/02/10 07:40 PM Re: Podcast with Floyd Toole [Re: idboy]
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great stuff, just listened to Floyd's cast, onto Tomlinsons..
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#300034 - 04/02/10 07:45 PM Re: Podcast with Floyd Toole [Re: idboy]
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Cool idboy.

I thought I would add another link to this thread. It is a blog by Sean Olive called Audio Musings. He is the director of acoustic research at Harman international and has also worked with Dr. Floyd E. Toole among many other things.

http://seanolive.blogspot.com/
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#300044 - 04/02/10 08:55 PM Re: Podcast with Floyd Toole [Re: BlueJays1]
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Interesting stuff. I'm responding mainly to set a bookmark, so to speak, in my list of posts.

Edit: THX = Tom Holman Crossover. Then later the Tom Holman Experiment.


Edited by CatBrat (04/02/10 09:07 PM)

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#300047 - 04/02/10 09:43 PM Re: Podcast with Floyd Toole [Re: BlueJays1]
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 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
Cool idboy.

I thought I would add another link to this thread. It is a blog by Sean Olive called Audio Musings. He is the director of acoustic research at Harman international and has also worked with Dr. Floyd E. Toole among many other things.

http://seanolive.blogspot.com/


Dr.House - thank you for the blog link for Dr. Olive - also very cool. I am really getting into understanding the science behind this hobby.

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#300063 - 04/02/10 11:40 PM Re: Podcast with Floyd Toole [Re: idboy]
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Thanks for the link. For some reason I always thought Dr. Floyd Toole would sound like Gandalf, but he sounds more normal.

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#300068 - 04/03/10 12:01 AM Re: Podcast with Floyd Toole [Re: idboy]
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Just finished listening to the hour and a half of the interview with Dr. Toole. Of course he goes into much more detail on the several topics touched upon(and others)in his book, but he summarized some findings that should be of interest to many of our members and make a worthwhile listen.

Subwoofer placement was a prominent item and the benefits of two subs at the center of opposite walls or diagonally opposite corners were discussed. One point made which should be of special interest to certain of our members with square rooms that suck(who shall remain nameless)was that even this could be largely overcome with proper multiple sub placement.

The benefits of surround sound were discussed and Dr. Toole stated that those who think that stereo is a superior listening mode are ignorant of the facts.

Placement and types of surrounds was discussed. Dipoles were criticized, while bipoles and monopoles(for a more limited listening area)were viewed favorably.
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#300071 - 04/03/10 12:10 AM Re: Podcast with Floyd Toole [Re: JohnK]
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Yep, your right John, he said even a cube can be awesome with the appropriate setup. I was very interested in his comments about designing a room and how people make a mistake by using the "perfect" dimensions. Sounds like proper sub placement, and following the seating within the 25% rule is more ideal.

I still like to listen to my music in stereo mode from the prime seat, but will experiment with PLIIx Music asap.

At one point the direction was to talk about sub placment for rooms that were not rectangular or square, but the topic was changed. I was hoping they would discuss that a little more to give me more ideas to try in my huge room that leads into other areas of the basement and my 3 subs. It does sound like a larger room is subject to less issues versus mid or smaller sized rooms.

Can you tell me about the book John, I might be interested, as long as it is not to technical. I loved how he talked in laymens terms in this discussion.
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#300076 - 04/03/10 12:24 AM Re: Podcast with Floyd Toole [Re: SirQuack]
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They're making me think having the subs located in the corners is the way to go if I end up with four.

And they knocked phantom centers, too, which we have recommended to people who are on a budget and don't know which pieces to buy first.

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#300077 - 04/03/10 12:36 AM Re: Podcast with Floyd Toole [Re: SirQuack]
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Randy, as you may recall, I've quoted from the book several times over the past year or so. It's difficult to generalize, but the discussions are just slightly more technical than those which were in the interview. There's very little math involved and it isn't necessary to brush up on one's calculus. The graphs and diagrams in the book add a valuable element.

My judgment from your years here is that you would understand the book and find most of the material to be interesting and helpful.
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