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Old 20th March 2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default Scientific principles forum

Hi folks,

As many of you may know i've been arround these forums for some time and i've noticed that the stuff we do has a deep scientific basis.

While many of the people who come here do so to get things working, i'm sure i'm not the only one who is interested in the scientific principles that empower audio technology (magnetics, solid-state physics, electromagnetism, electronics, fluid mechanics).

If you are interested in this please leave a message here to see if we are enough so it's worth to ask the moderators to open that forum.
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Old 20th March 2009, 09:03 PM   #2
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I think you'll find that sort of discussion already takes place in the appropriate forums. To have a section dedicated solely to it might lead to some confusion as the crosstalk would make it difficult to stay on track.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 21st March 2009, 12:47 AM   #3
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I think you'll find that sort of discussion already takes place in the appropriate forums. To have a section dedicated solely to it might lead to some confusion as the crosstalk would make it difficult to stay on track.

Just my thoughts.

You may be right, it's already difficult to decide where to post certain things, but sometimes i don't post questions or comments because they are too theoretical.

The first time i thought in this i was looking for a model to describe sound waves, as i wondered if the Euler equations suggested in the Lifshitz-Landau book about fluid dynamics where accurate enough in a world where we expect sub 0.01 % distortion from an amplifier. I really doubt that this can help anyone to build a better loudspeaker and it may even deter some people as it gives the impression that the whole thing is rocket science.

Anyways audio is an art where a lot of expert hobbysts and professionals hold positions frontaly oposed to mainstream science so i'm sure that this forum would bring some polemy, that's why i opened this thread instead of sending an e-mail to a moderatior with this suggestion.

I'm happy to read your opinion.
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Old 21st March 2009, 12:53 AM   #4
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I think a question about principles posted in the appropriate category will be more likely to be answered.

That said, I don't think there is an acoustics forum and it seems like most of these type of questions get asked in the solid state and loudspeakers forums, the most popular forums on this site.
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Old 21st March 2009, 12:54 AM   #5
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Why not come up with a catchy title and put it in the Everything Else forum? The right title catches many an eye. Just have a look at the cable thread over in Loudspeakers.

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Old 21st March 2009, 01:29 AM   #6
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The topic about fluid models to use in acoustic computations deserves more of careful book reading than quick forum replies, of course without discrediting the expertise of many of the participants and the overall good intention.

I only wanted to notice that this stuff is not only handcraft but it has a deep scientific basis and i thought a forum devoted to it might be enriching.

Thanks for your interest!
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Old 21st March 2009, 08:45 AM   #7
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I would like to add that maybe you should not limit yourself to the reproduction side and acoustics but should also delve into the hearing side, i.e. the people listening.
It's all very nice to have a sound scientific approach to reproduction, but then have it all spoiled by the fact that everyone seems to hear and interpret sounds differently.

Maybe science should also be applied to the listening side, i.e. hearing and processing by the brain, psychology, and maybe even quantum mechanics. Just a suggestion.
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Old 21st March 2009, 09:37 AM   #8
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Just start a thread in Everything Else. Better start discussing instead of waiting for a new subforum.
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Old 24th March 2009, 12:13 PM   #9
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I have at least one idea - a sub-forum for discussing the room!

I see source, amplifier, loudspeaker- all have their own section - but no section just for the most important part of music - acoustics and room interactions.

for now I'll post in the everything else.
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