Recently, I decided to take on the task of remodeling. A new GF
had a little to do with it.
This included taking my 20 x 30 Living Room
back to more a "conventional" usage.
Over the last decade or so, I have enjoyed the luxury of having BOTH High Performance 2 CHANNEL
and 120" Big Screen Home Theater
separately operating in this environment.
And while the 2 channel Listening Chamber was ABSOLUTELY UNREAL offering a purity to listening, generally only available with headphones.(BUT WITH A FULL SOUNDSTAGE) this chamber was not the most attractive solution
to sonic purity (enter the GF
So, I came across a convertible Listening Chair (actually a Loveseat) that looked like it might allow me to Listen as a "NORMAL" Living Room, (if you can call a Live End/Dead End normal) but could easily convert to a semblance of my beloved Listening Chamber.
To make along story even longer, that Love Seat is on the way, and I just deconstructed my Listening Chamber, leaving me with the old standard LIVE END/DEAD END
, until the new LoveSeat arrives. For those of you who don't know the Live End/Dead End has been popular in some recording studios, and Listening Rooms for many years. It relies on the FRONT Wall(s) being highly Damped or DEAD, and the rear and much of the side walls having little treatment. So you are able to retain a sense of air, or spatial awareness, while the sound comes out of a Dark/Black Hole with great detail and clarity.
So, I cranked up the Elac Discovery, NuPRIME Electronics powering the EVOKE EDDIES and sat down to hear what I haven't heard in YEARS
Room Reflections and a Sense of Spatialality.
Now, in general I am an AUDIO PURIST. I DON'T want to hear the room, I want ONLY the signal from the original recording reaching my ears. I am not an psychoacoustic artist "painting" my room with sonic delights as "unreal" as they are. But still, I have to say I enjoyed this sound A LOT!!!!
Brian Cheney of VMPS had his room set up like this, and it sounded glorious.
That said, I am even more excited about my new Love Seat/Listening Chair than ever. "IF" it allows me to replicate my old Listening Chamber while easily being able to "convert" to a Live End/Dead End room too. . . I am all over it.
I have started a thread about this new Listening Chair here on EVOKE, so I will report, but for now, I am quite satisfied and excited about some more AUDIO fun, listening and experimentation.