High-Fidelity Sound

1. The frequency range of the reproduced sound should be sufficient to retain all the audible components in the source sound, and the sound spectrum of the reproduced sound should be identical to that of the source.

2.  The reproduced sound should be free of distortion and noise.

3.  The reproduced sound should have loudness and dynamic range comparable to the original sound.

4.  The spatial sound pattern of the original sound should be reproduced.

5.  The reverberation characteristics (in space and time) of the original sound should be preserved in the reproduced sound.

T.D. Rossing, Physics Teacher, Vol. 17:563 & Vol. 19:293.

 

Factors that determine quality of home listening rooms

1. Size and shape of room

2. Acoustic properties of walls, floor and ceiling materials

3. Acoustic properties of room furnishings

4. Quality of audio components

5. Speaker placement