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Old 26th September 2008, 03:59 PM   #101
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There is a serious limit to which two speakers can reproduce the spatiousness of a live performance. Thats because good spaciouness - in the room acoustics sense - requires multiple lateral reflection from the non axial direction. This is precisely what the interaural cross correlation measures. Two speaker in the front cannot achieve this without the room adding in the non-coherent lateral reflections.
what are the "non-coherent lateral reflections"? what is the difference between them and "coherent lateral reflections"?

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That early refections help audibility is well know, but not relavent to the music situation.
why? Isn't audibilty about retrieving information? What is the difference between musical information and speech information?

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Old 26th September 2008, 04:02 PM   #102
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Originally posted by graaf in fact omni speakers have best imaging - lifelike, palpable
Razor sharp localizeable phantom sources are part of good imaging and are part of what stereophony is capable of. Omnidirectional speakers destroy that feature completely.
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Old 26th September 2008, 04:03 PM   #103
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There is a tradeoff that one has to make here. Good imaging of the recording requires things that minimize the rooms spaciousness - things like narrow directivity will dramatically lower the spaciousness added by the room, it has too, There is far greater direct to reveberant ratio with narrow directivity. But without a narrow diirectivity a small room has a plethora of early reflections and these will ruin the image, albeit the spaciousness will increase.

Seems to me that the solution is obvious - a very live room with highly directional speakers. Seems to work according to all the reviewers that I've had.
Exactly, this is what I'm thinking also about spaciousness and imaging.

Then how to achieve both, you need to have highly directional speakers over the full range of freqs starting from the bass already. This would rule out omnidirectional monopole boxes alltogether.

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Old 26th September 2008, 04:10 PM   #104
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Localizable phantom sources are part of good imaging and are part of what stereophony is capable of. Omnidirectional speakers destroy that feature completely.


obviously Your experience with omni speakers is very limited or very unfortunate

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Old 26th September 2008, 04:15 PM   #105
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in fact omni speakers have best imaging - lifelike, palpable


I listened to the MBL bending melons and the Duevel 360 horns and the only plus i see is that the speakers are not localizable. My own experiments with reflector cones gave a too wide and too flat image.
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Old 26th September 2008, 04:21 PM   #106
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Good imaging of the recording requires things that minimize the rooms spaciousness
is good imaging a lifelike imaging or something else?


for lifelike imaging spaciousness is essential, there is no trade-off
virtual image must occupy virtual space, must be surrounded by "air", not hanging in black vacuum
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Old 26th September 2008, 04:23 PM   #107
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Hello,

As I see the picture only tells what will happen when the other source has fixed position at phi = 90 degrees.

At what freq range is this valid?

Can you give the reference, I want to read it all.

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Elias, 90 is "best":
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Old 26th September 2008, 04:25 PM   #108
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Guys, you should come back to facts and avoid nonproven presumptions.
Here are the promised examples:

http://www.mehlau.net/audio/examples/spaciousness/

Best, Markus

I really like the example with the hall. Is it created by convolving? And what was the microphone setup for the impulse response?
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Old 26th September 2008, 04:29 PM   #109
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I listened to the MBL bending melons and the Duevel 360 horns and the only plus i see is that the speakers are not localizable. My own experiments with reflector cones gave a too wide and too flat image.
well, certainly not ALL omni speakers have best imaging
and I haven't said that

on the other hand no need to look far away for other examples - what about CFS, Carlssons and SLS?
CFS are omni, also Carlssons and SLS are closer to omni than to conventional front firing speakers
they all create many many reflections
yet You have said that:
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Both CFS and SLS, same as carlsson, give you a better impression that instruments are "really there" than a conventional setup.
or is imaging about something else than impression that instruments are "really there"?

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Old 26th September 2008, 04:35 PM   #110
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in fact omni speakers have best imaging - lifelike, palpable

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You can't be serious! This is completely contradictory to what I have found.
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