Thursday i took the ferry over to Canada to attend a lecture by Floyd Toole at an AES presentation.
The lecture covered off a summary of the contents of his book. It probably was more enlightening for those that haven't read the book, but i was able to get a few details added.
He also signed my book, and really liked my title - Frugal-phile(tm) -- he said we need more of them
I have added this to my absolutely required audio reading list along with Leviton's "This is your brain on music" Very complentary books.
Floyd's book summarizes the 40 years of work he has done on loudspeakers & rooms.
The 3 most interesting things in the book are
1/ under well controlled & designed blind listening tests there is a very high level of consistency in what listeners consider best sounding
2/ a FR metric has been developed which has a high correlation with what people prefer. Unfortunately this...