Past meetings of the Society
January 2015

Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015, 6:00 PM

Place: Boston University, Life Science & Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington Mall,
1st Floor Conference Rm. 103, Boston, MA 02215

Guest: James W Lindenschmidt, General Manager, RealTraps

Topic: Acoustic treatment for your listening room

Our January guest will demo and talk about treating your HiFi listening room. Their slogan is ‘Making the world sound better, one room at a time’. RealTraps, a leader in this industry, suggest that the purpose of acoustic treatment is to improve the quality of sound in a room. Common problems are echoes and excess ambience, too much or too little bass, poor stereo imaging and localization, unclear movie dialog, and generally muddy sound. Low frequencies are often the biggest problem, with response variations as large as 35 dB, especially in smaller rooms.

To solve acoustic problems common to all rooms, RealTraps has developed a line of very high-performance acoustic treatment - bass traps, broadband absorbers, and diffusers. Once a room has been properly treated, the clarity and articulation of music improves enormously. Whether you're a professional recording engineer, serious audiophile, or home theater owner who wants the best sound possible. According to RealTraps, the most cost-effective way to upgrade your entire system is with acoustic treatment.

RealTraps client lists include recording studios, listening rooms, churches and chapels, restaurants, bars, auditoriums, Foley studios, movie sound stages, DVD mixing suites - even a research lab at MIT!

All RealTraps products are built in their own Connecticut factory by highly skilled workers using only American made parts. Treatment can costs anywhere from $600 to $15,000, depending on the room’s problems/issues.

Refreshments will be available at 5:30 PM


The Boston Audio Society
PO BOX 260211
Boston MA 02126

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