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Post 13 made on Monday May 25, 2020 at 16:13
SB Smarthomes
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July 2007
My bet would be acoustics too.  I have a client with documented hearing loss.  He's got a beach house and a canyon house and I've installed two identical surround sound systems (one at each property).

The beach house is a dedicated media room with acoustic treatments from RPG that were engineered & installed during construction.  This house was completed first and he loves the room and thinks it sounds great.

The canyon house has the exact same speakers, amps, pre-amp & sources, but it's located in an open Great Room with plaster walls, wood flooring and lots of windows and sounds terrible.  The reverb time in this room reaches almost 3 seconds and he has a difficult time understanding dialog.

I set the expectations about how bad it would be when the house was in the design stage, but he was still surprised at how much difference the acoustics made.
Santa Barbara Smarthomes

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