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Why does the bass in my Stereo Room, Home Theater or Mixing room sound so "boomy"?

There could be many reasons... bad speakers, bad room layout, etcetera. But one chief cause of "boominess" in small rooms is the fact that small rooms do not have a dense series of modes at low frequencies. Small rooms have only a few low frequency modes, so the room only resonates at a few frequencies. To get tight bass sound in a small room you need good speakers, a good layout, and absorptive treatment that will even out the rooms low frequency resonances. For acoustic purposes a room under 7,000 cubic feet [on the order of 30 x 20 x 10'] is small.
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This question was added to our store on Tuesday 19 June, 2007.
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