Post by eddiespaghetti on Jan 7, 2020 17:18:43 GMT
I understand, but was curious as to what others thought. He also states that just like the 38% "rule" is not always best, setting up your speakers on the short wall of the room is not always the best solution either. This struck me as very odd consdering all the reading I've done on the subject.
It's just common sense that exactly 38% isn't always going to be best - too many variables. That's why I recommend it at as a starting point. Even so, I've yet to see good measurements out of someone who's oriented towards the 'long wall' as you put it.
Though I'm not interested in having a nerdy acoustic standoff with someone, I will openly doubt that sliding your chair around while listening to reference tracks will give a more accurate result than someone who iteratively measures and improves the response using REW and a mic.
He goes on to say that 'our brains are amazing at adapting to frequency response' to support his claim that you don't need 'as much treatment' but you still have to contend with ringing and that takes a fair bit of absorption no matter where you sit.
Honestly, it just seems like a handy trick for people looking for a quick fix. If you want the best result, you have to follow comprehensive principles - end of story.
Wes Lachot came up with that 38% "rule". He have said that he never would have said that if he knew how people take it so literally and as only truth. Its a good starting point tho. But never take anything as only truth. Same goes ESPECIALLY with equilateral triangle.