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Post Subject: Zone "A".Posted by Romy the Cat on: 7/16/2012
Rowuk, yesterdays I was attending the Jennifer Koh concert (a stunning concert BTW) and no, I was not thinking about you. Still, suddenly an interesting argument comes to my mind that a bit defeats your notion of standing waves. A standing wave is frequency-dependant category and modulated by lowest reproduced octave and the geometry/volume of space. If the “space” reproduction might be described by standing waves then the acuteness of what you saying would be less significant for sound of single flute in large space. The irony is that sound of a single high-pitch instrument in large acoustic space is subordinate of the same rule of perception and a large orchestra with 12 contra-bass and 4 contra-bassoons placing in your closet.
If you want to think further about it then you might to think a bit about the subject that was taking 8 years back when. If you go to “My playback” section then you will find the flowing image and the following annotation:
“Let pretend that a Zone "B" (gray zone) is a representation of some king of musical signal (in fact it represents nothing except a brutal projection of Reality to a cruel mathematical approximation but for the sake of illustrations let accept it "as is"). The behavior of Sound in the Zone "B" generally describe what we Hi-Fi sound. I very much disagree with it. Sound (in context of a scientific language-approximation) might be described only as distance from the beginning of a coordinate system to the end of the entire boundary of measurements. (The sum of the distances "Distance A" and "Distance B") What is named Zone "A" at the illustration is something that I call X-Space. X-Space is totally overlooked property of Sound reproduction but it hugely important. The processes that take place in X-Space hugely affect what happen in the Zone "B" and those processes modulate many perceptional properties of our consciousness to recognize/identify the messages from the Zone "B".”
Audio in the way how unfortunate audio people know it is a subject of observation of Zone "B" and Zone "B" only. I can’t even begin to describe how primitive it is. Unfortunately there is no ways how audio people can understand it. There is no tools, no calibrations, no language, not methods to let audio people to deal with events in Zone "A". Reading right books in childhood would certainly help but they were too busy soldering and going to stupid baseball games…. On more serious note – to deal with events in Zone "A" is difficult but administer the Zone "A” buy audio methods is humongously complex human endeavored, and something that distinct online-idiots who just apply currents to loudspeakers from the version of audio that I’m practicing or I am interested.
Rgs, Romy the Cat
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