Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-888-352-9466 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


Wall'O'Fame
Solarrdadd's 7.1 Apartment HT!
A promise is A promise... Axiom's second home
AxiomAudio Blog

Insider’s Sneak Peek: AxiomAeris

Axiom’s New Computer Speakers

Blind Listening Tests

Who's Online
3 registered (Kevin1, Zarak, Ken.C), 41 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13,380 Registered Members
11 Forums
23,218 Topics
411,173 Posts

Most users ever online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17932
pmbuko 16357
SirQuack 13357
CV 11473
MarkSJohnson 11198
Meanwhile On Facebook
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#380520 - 07/22/12 10:24 AM "Room overload" !
J. B. Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1290
Loc: Quebec, Canada
i've often read people writing about "room overload" or "overpowering a room" and i have no idea of what it is, what it does when it happens, and i don't even know if it really does happen.
is that another audio myth?
my suspicion is that there can be ear/brain overload, but "room overload"!

does anyone know?


Edited by J. B. (07/22/12 10:32 AM)
_________________________
See: http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?member=Gelli
or: Axiom Gallery

Top
#380521 - 07/22/12 10:48 AM Re: "Room overload" ! [Re: J. B.]
BlueJays1 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4102
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Are you talking about a speaker overpowering a room? Definitely. Could be caused by simply poor loudspeaker design, room modes/resonances or a combination of the above..

Large ported floorstanding speakers full range below the schroeder frequency, corner placed up against the wall could tend to over power a room.
_________________________
I’m armed and I’m drinking. You don’t want to listen to advice from me, amigo.

-Max Payne

Top
#380522 - 07/22/12 10:55 AM Re: "Room overload" ! [Re: BlueJays1]
J. B. Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1290
Loc: Quebec, Canada
do you mean the effect is somewhat like loud sounds in a bare room where it becomes a cacophony that makes you run out of that room?

in other words, the reflected sounds are much stronger than the direct sound and it all becomes un-listenable?
_________________________
See: http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?member=Gelli
or: Axiom Gallery

Top
#380528 - 07/22/12 02:01 PM Re: "Room overload" ! [Re: J. B.]
dakkon Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1849
J.B.,

While i am not familiar with the specific phenomena you are talking about. I think it can be though of analytically. If you take your room for instance, I would venture to say that people who believe in this phenomena would say that your room is "over loaded" with your M80's as compared to the size of your room.


However, it appears as though you have several feet behind your 80's, as you have your sub behind the TV... Now, if you tucked your 80's in the back corner and turned them up, i think you would experience the phenomena your asking about.

However, i think it has more to do with the way (how loud) you listen, than the equipment used.

Top

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2015 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.