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PostPosted: 18 Apr 2020, 06:25 
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I went to the Phantom of the Opera and it sounded a lot better than my speakers. Was it because they had louder volume than what a normal person would listen to in his home?


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PostPosted: 26 Apr 2020, 09:28 
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I would say because of the physical differences in the room and their impact on acoustics. This reinforces the benefits that can be had by tweaking and improving your listening room.

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PostPosted: 13 May 2020, 22:42 
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I bet there are a number of factors causing the professional live event to sound better.

A professional venue is well designed for that type of presentation.

The dynamic range of a live orchestra is different than a recording that is likely compressed and limited.

How accurate are your speakers? Have you done frequency analysis on them?

How good is your amp?

It is so hard to fill a home room with sound the way you can in a nice theater setting. I've provided sound reinforcement countless times in churches big enough for 500 people or so. There are some buildings that have wonderful acoustics for the type of music being performed. I wish I could bottle up the natural reverberate sound and take it with me in some electronic box. Even with a $1000 electronic reverb-echo device you probably could not recreate the wonderful sound of the pro theatre in you home. I've tried. It is hard to do.


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