Select a speaker to see details
Available loudspeaker options:
- Floor standing speakers (e.g Polk Legend L600, Klipsch RP-6000F)
- Bookshelf speakers (e.g Edifier R1280DB, KEF LS50, Beoplay M3)
- Horizontal speakers (e.g Sonos Five, Audio Pro C10, Bose Soundtouch)
- Center speakers (e.g Klipsch R-34C, Polk Audio Monitor XT35)
- 360 degree speakers (e.g Beoplay M5, Sonos One, Sonos Move, Apple Homepod)
- Soundbars (e.g Sonos Beam, Bose Soundbar, Sonos Playbar)
- 8″, 10″ or 12″ Subwoofers (e.g SVS PB-1000, B&W ASW610, Klipsch R-120SW, Sonos Sub)
This tool will return inaccurate results for small, portable Bluetooth speakers such as JBL’s Go and Charge series, or UE’s Boom series. It will, however, work fine for more powerful, packed bluetooth speakers such as Sonos Move.
Use this tool to calculate low frequency response in a given speaker set up & room shape/size.
The height of the listener is always fixed at the average height of a sitting person, and it cannot be changed.
Speakers cannot be rotated. The reason for this is because the low frequency responses are omnidirectional in reality. Which means that even if you could rotate the speakers, it would not affect the results.
Lastly, as you can guess, this tool can only deliver approximate results, and hence can only be used as a starting point. It’s still very useful, but it’s just that eventually, you will have to do it by ear.
The number one thing to look for in a loudspeaker, obviously, is the sound quality.
The biggest misconception I see around this is that sound quality is being approached as if it’s completely up to the speaker itself, and is set in stone.
While it’s definitely true that the drivers of and engineering behind the speakers are very important when it comes to the sound quality, they certainly aren’t the sole parameter.
Room acoustics, especially room dimensions and speaker positioning, will have an equally strong impact on the sound quality you’ll end up getting.
In fact, strange enough, in some cases, it can come even MORE important than the sound performance of the speakers!
Anyways, the point here is that if you’d like to maximize the fidelity of your home audio, then the room acoustics cannot be overlooked by any means.
This is why I’ve partnered up with an Acoustics and Audio PhD from the University of Salford; in order to build an online, simple, 2D tool that estimates the sound waves in a given space.
It takes just a few clicks: Introduce your room dimensions and drag & drop speakers into the area.
And done. You’ll be delivered with the color map, unique to your own room & set up.
How to use
Works in 2 easy steps:
- Enter your room dimensions,
- Drag and drop your loudspeaker(s).
The tool will reveal the best and worse low frequency responses with the help of a color map.
This tool was built by an Acoustics and Audio PhD from the University of Salford, UK.
If you’d like to have a detailed, 3D room acoustics modeling for your own space; reach out to me at https://www.soundton.com/contact/.