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CHAPTER 16

Putting Theory into Practice: Designing a Listening Experience

This chapter attempts to distill the scientific guidance developed in the earlier chapters and apply it to the design of home theaters and entertainment spaces. It is taken in stages: the room, video considerations, seating, loudspeaker placement and the multichannel options, and, finally, identifying the basic requirements for loudspeakers to make it all work. The intent is to provide an understanding of how things should be done and why. Ideally, this should enable designers and installers to cope with real-world circumstances—to be adaptable and to be able to find alternatives, knowing what the rigid requirements are and what aspects of design are flexible. Because ...

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