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Custom Installed Speaker Tuning System
a sunny January
I'm living a
retired life -- coffee with my daughter and three
at a favorite haunt.
We're engaged in the
great American pastime of
concocting new product
ideas. Some have a thread of credibility. Then I offered, "isolating
for custom speakers." That comment
produced glazed looks that asked,
"What is a baffle and why would anybody want one?
speakers that can't be seen.
Well --- they’re
industry promotes these
as custom installed speaker systems. The good
They range from $600
to well over a $1000 per pair – plus installation.
The issue is they
and ceilings. Sheet-rock
is made of paper, glue, and chalk. This is not a good
reproducing sound from
a speaker in sheet-rock is much as selecting a set of
guitar strings for their
potential increased volume and greater sustain;
then stringing the set on an acoustic guitar made of corrugated cardboard.
This is not
a good idea. Similarly, sheet-rock compromises the sound
Sheet-rock mounted speakers
muddy mid-bass, harsh vocals, and forfeit decibel level.
“OK Dad", they asked, "What
are you proposing?" I propose to add
surface behind the sheet-rock and
speaker; a surface
by re-tuning the speaker
This will result in
tighter mid-bass, warmer vocals,
and higher decibel level. This
particularly well suited for the $500 to
$800 per pair speaker
category. This isolating baffle
improved performance to compete with much more expensive
my surprise they were still listening. So I continued. I
offer this solution to custom AV
make it impracticable for
the dealers to build baffles
themselves. It will be
easy to install; and I would offer the baflfles at a retail price that makes
smile. I then outlined how it could be accomplished.
looked at me and said, "Dad,
it's a no brainer --- do it."
That's how I exited retirement and became the captain of SandTrapAudio.