Does your room, venue or establishment need to be acoustically treated or modified to help make it sound better? Chances are that it does because most all rooms were not originally built with the mindset of providing the best sound quality experience. Typically, rooms are constructed under material and space limitations with the focus on functionality rather than audio quality.
To start with, the physics involved with the propagation of sound waves can be very complex and difficult to understand. Furthermore, dealing with various room shapes, sizes and the materials that were used to construct the room as well as any of the elements that reside within the space of the room will all have an impact on the sound.
Why is this so? It’s because once a sound leaves its original source, it will be dispersed in all directions. Some of these sound waves will directly reach the listener’s ear while the other sound waves generated by the original source will be absorbed or reflected off of the various surfaces in the room before reaching the listener’s ear. The reflected sound waves coupled with the direct sound waves will produce an overall “colored” sound to the listener.
What does all this mean? It means that more often than not, the colored sound quality will produce a very unpleasant aural experience to the listener no matter how good the sound system is on its own. And the only way to fix this problem from happening is by having the room acoustically treated or modified so that the sound can be better controlled within the space of the room.