Desperation

For some system configurations, hotel rooms present near impossible challenges. Such was the case in one padded cell on the 5th floor of the Marriott Denver Tech Center, where the frustrated purveyors of a modestly priced A/V surround system raided the linen closet in a desperate attempt to tame errant sound. I didn’t have the heart to ask if the reflective surface of the black plastic tape might be making matters worse.

Here’s hoping that when they dismantled everything, the wallpaper remained in place!

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Jason Victor Serinus's picture

The reason I did not comment on the sound in this room is that I was less than blown away by it. In a show setting, I find it best to focus on what I like, and leave it to others to do the trashing. I therefore decided to omit the name of the lovely and gracious room sponsors, who were clearly giving this show their all, and instead explore the visuals. BTW, in case no one has guessed, I was being facetious about the reflective surface of the tape.

stereodavescom's picture

In response to Mr. Clarke: After spending thousands of dollars of our own money to exhibit at the RMAF and finding major accoustical problems with our room, it became imperative to spend hours (and much tape) trying to remedy these problems in order to try, to the best of our ability, to show our system in the best way possible. We wanted others to hear our system as close to the way it truly sounds. Though the sound was not perfect, many people thought that the system sounded very good.Ordinarily in residential rooms, large and small, whether in homes or in apartments, these speakers are very forgiving. We have never had to do anything remotely close to the undertaking we performed in our hotel room. To say that only obsessive audiophiles would go to such lengths, in a show situation, with the materials available, at the time, is absurd. Any true audiophile would like his system to sound the best that it can, even though the room may have cosmetic shortcomings. In the end it is all about the soun

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