Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Acoustics to order

The New Yorker’s Alex Ross profiles acoustical designer John Meyer and samples Meyer’s Constellation sound system, which can customize reverberation time and clarify and enrich musical sound and speech, turning listener-unfriendly spaces into concert venues – and mask the din of restaurants, so diners can converse without shouting.

Constellation is costly, “running into the high six figures;” and while it “never seemed obviously fake or too good to be true,” the system gave Ross “a sense of being ensconced in an audio cocoon.”


(via www.artsjournal.com)