The point wasn't to mock anyone. The point in showing those pictures illustrates that spending a LOT of money on a high end system isn't going to get you top level performance without spending some attention on the room acoustics. The room is an important factor. And some of those rooms had mega buck systems in them.
Hey Danny, I didn't mean that was something intentional.
I know for a fact that a lot of people have poor room for many reasons:
- They live in expensive cities to find job, and nowadays housing in many cities is out of reach
- They can't have a dedicated lone wolf room
- They rent and can't do a lot of modifications
- They don't want to mess around with their wife/husband
- They are not aware because their audio shop makes more profit on selling hardware than services like acoustic counseling.
- They don't have the time required to read/learn about laws of physic, acoustic, sound reproduction, diffusion, absorption etc... they'd rather work, spend time with their family or on other hobbies.
- They see more interest in buying gears they can resell than acoustic treatments.
- They are very rich and want gear to impress their friends, boss, colleagues the same way they do with their car.
- The sound quality with great gear and poor acoustic is already good enough for them, they don't care about saving money with acoustic, and would rather keep their decoration.
I understand your point and it was a very interesting video, but IMHO the public who will be doing DIY acoustic won't necessarily be the same than the one buying hundred K systems, they have different goals, and that's fine.
I would have been a lot more interested to learn how to improve a room based on one of this picture as a case study .
The reason is simple, I won't invest in acoustic until I will have better speakers, because I will have to change it anyway if I move to dipole or any different technology. Hence I will probably be proud of my new system and take a picture with bare walls to post on Facebook (I hope you won't publish it on YouTube
), then it will take several months to get a good balance between Wife Acceptance Criteria and good sound, and not investing much in a rented place.
I hope that will give you a better understanding of what I meant from someone new in this community interested to learn, and open minded about others choices, and setup.
Hopefully that will maybe inspire you for other videos.