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How to Listen to Music, Not Just Hear it
To learn to listen to music, not just hear itYou need the right room,
the right equipment, the perfect volume, the perfect spot, and (of course), the
embracing of the music. After you have all the proper tools, you can sit and
enjoy the music.
The first consideration is to listen to music in a comfortable chair. I
would highly recommend a good quality Lazy Boy recliner. Now, you need to find
the best room to put that chair in, so you can listen to you music. The room
can be any normal room with four walls but, the room can't be wide open. For
example, it can't be an unfinished basement with concrete walls and a cement
floor. The sound will not be able to bounce off the walls and give the effect
as if the sound is coming from behind you, as well as in front of you (the
surround effect). A good room to listen in, is a typical family room with sheet
rock walls and four ninety degree corners.
The second consideration is placement of speakers. The corners of a
room are the perfect spot for your speakers. You shouldn't position them flush
against the wall, but put the back of the speaker into the corner, so each side
of the speaker is against each wall. For this reason, the bass is extended
(louder), and the tweeters, mid-range, and woofers give you their undivided
Where to sit is simple, but it takes some easy calculations to find the
perfect spot. There is a common rule for a person to experience the full effect
of the music. In order to do this, measure the distance between the two speaker
cabinets. If the speaker's cabinets are placed twelve feet apart from each
other, divide twelve feet in half, which gives us six feet. That's the middle,
so mark that location. From that mark, measure twelve feet back, and mark that
spot on the floor. You have found the perfect spot for you to achieve the best
sound from your music.
Next, you need a receiver. The receiver is a power source and a
switchboard for your additional stereo components. Any receiver will do, as
long as it has one-hundred watts per speaker out-put. Then, you need a compact
disc player, a single or a five disc is fine. Some speaker wire is a must.
Speakers on the other hand, are a tough choice because there are so many
of them. You want to spend at least four-hundred dollars when buying speakers.
Anything lower than four-hundred dollars is usually low quality, which can
increase the risk of destroying your speakers.
When you decide on three sets of speakers (one set equals two speakers)
at you local speaker shop, have a salesman play some of your cd's that you
brought with you. Make sure you listen to the same song per set of speakers.
Also, bring different types; classical, jaz...
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