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Published On: January 15, 2021
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Recap: ASC at PAF 2022

August 5, 2022|Tags: , , , |

The Event The inaugural Pacific Audio Fest showcased many of the world's top HiFi music playback equipment manufacturers and was a wonderful experience for all involved. Special thanks to show director Lou Hinkley, who, together with show manager Gary Gill, facilitated a trouble-free and thoroughly enjoyable event. We sincerely [...]

Assessing Audio Quality Using the MATT Test

July 22, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

The MATT test was developed by ASC founder, president and TubeTrap inventor, Art Noxon, PE Acoustical to identify audio quality issues so we can attain the highest quality sound possible from the components in your listening environment. Article featured in AudioXpress by Richard Honeycutt We humans have been paying [...]

A Source of Noise Pollution: Subwoofers

July 8, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

Loud, quality audio is great...until it turns into noise pollution in your neighborhood. Acoustic Sciences Corporation founder, president and TubeTrap inventor, Art Noxon, PE Acoustical shares his knowledge with us this week on this topic. Enjoy! The home theater subwoofer can become a neighborhood noise pollution problem. You’ll know if you get phone calls that [...]

Clarity & Frequency Response

July 1, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |

Is Frequency Response the End-All Measurement of Sound Quality? Is anything more important than a flat frequency response in your room? For studio engineers or HiFi enthusiasts, the answer is quite clear. ASC founder, president and TubeTrap inventor, Art Noxon, PE Acoustical shares his knowledge with us this week on this topic. Enjoy! Sonic clarity & [...]

Your Listening Room & Corner Loaded Bass Trap

June 24, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |

Join us this week to read this presentation from the 79th AES Convention by ASC founder, president and TubeTrap inventor, Art Noxon, PE. The main topic is one of our favorites: corner loaded bass traps. Art explains why they are needed, how they can help your room, and what they are really doing. Enjoy! [...]

Newsletter #113: Speaker Positioning for Maximum Sound

June 17, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |

What does this mean? Read on as ASC founder, president and TubeTrap inventor, Art Noxon, PE discusses speaker positioning for maximum sound – as featured in a five-part series by Art in Home Theater Magazine Ambience speakers are readily becoming standard in home theater As we survey audio systems for [...]

Resonant Modes & Sound Cancellation

May 27, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

ASC founder, president and TubeTrap inventor, Art Noxon, PE discusses resonant modes create sound cancellation as published in Home Theater magazine. The proper placement of subwoofers in your home theater system is crucial to the quality of the desired sound. Placing them in the correct location creates a bass [...]

Flutter Echo/Flutter Tones

May 20, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

ASC founder, president and TubeTrap inventor, Art Noxon, PE discusses Flutter Echo/Flutter Tones In Home Theater Acoustics Vol. 5 of a five-part series from Home Theater magazine. The Acoustic Clap Test On a practical basis, the only time that a self-administered and self-audited hand clap is directly relevant to [...]

Announcing a Cure for Reflectophobia

May 13, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , |

"This debilitating mental condition was first reported in an AES paper in the early 70’s by Helmut Haas, and became known as the Haas Effect. Highly infectious, this impaired judgment condition reached epidemic levels in mid 70’s spread to nearly every recording engineer, producer and AE instructor in the industry. [...]

TubeTrap Tech, Part 1

April 8, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |

Read along as ASC founder, president and TubeTrap inventor, Art Noxon, PE shares his experience with us this week! *Article edited for brevity. Earlier in this paper, we looked at the conceptual mechanical side of the TubeTrap. There is also the acoustical circuit model of that subject, rather like an [...]

Sound Pressure Spikes & Rooms

March 25, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |

Read along as ASC founder, president and TubeTrap inventor, Art Noxon, PE shares his knowledge on this technical topic! "For every attack transient... ...there is a complex set of harmonics involved. Speaking from the Fourier Transform or FFT perspective, as most audio specialists like to talk about, it takes a [...]

Modes & More Modes

February 11, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |

Modes & More Modes! This week enjoy this deep-dive on this subject by ASC founder & president, Art Noxon, PE as he helps us move toward our Hifi rooms delivering a world-class listening experience. Most people who read a lot, maybe even, read a little too much, begin to design [...]

Room Breakup

January 28, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , |

Room Breakup: the Audiophile’s Curse You care deeply about sound quality and the joy it brings. You've gone to great lengths to optimize all the components in your playback system, and hopefully even addressed any airborne acoustic problems. But there still may be one thing holding back your room's ultimate [...]

Acoustic Carpet

January 7, 2022|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |

Let's Talk Acoustic Carpet. All “acoustics” are not the same. We have soundproofing and then we have sound conditioning. Soundproofing means keeping the sound in the room and sound conditioning usually means getting the sound that’s in the room to calm down. Some acoustic carpets are about soundproofing, reducing [...]

Audio Measurements & Sound Quality

December 10, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , |

ASC President and TubeTrap Inventor, Art Noxon, PE shares his knowledge on the subject. (Originally posted on AVS forum, Dec 2013). Do Audio Measurements Correlate with Sound Quality? Sometimes yes, but usually not, depending on the kind or version of the Audio Measurement being made. My primary experience with [...]

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