Reveal the acoustics of your own room & set-up.
Select a speaker to see details
- Although the display is in 2D on the front-end, the calculations are being made in 3D on back-end (as they must),
- Speakers cannot be rotated because the low frequency response is omnidirectional in reality.
- Ceiling height: 106 inches or 8 feet 10 inches or 2.70 meters
- Most standard ceiling height
- Listener's height: 32 inches or 2 feet 8 inches or 0.80 meters
- Average height of a sitting person
Central heights of speakers (measured from the ground) and examples to them:
- Soundbars: 30 inches or 2 feet 6 inches or 0.75 meters
- 8", 10" or 12" Subwoofers: 8 inches or 0.20 meters
- 360 degree speakers: 32 inches or 2 feet 8 inches or 0.80 meters
- Horizontal speakers: 32 inches or 2 feet 8 inches or 0.80 meters
- Floor standing speakers: 20 inches or 1 feet 8 inches or 0.50 meters
- Bookshelf speakers: 32 inches or 2 feet 8 inches or 0.80 meters
- Center speakers: 32 inches or 2 feet 8 inches or 0.80 meters
Side note: This tool can and will return inaccurate results for small, portable Bluetooth speakers such as JBL's Go Series. It will, however, deliver just fine for more powerful, packed bluetooth speakers such as this one.
Did you know you could also virtually hear some speakers online?
Crutchfield has recently had 2 PhD's create a tool that virtually simulates the sounds of many different speakers; such as those of SVS, Klipsch, KEF and B&W. Nothing will, of course, beat hearing the speakers in reality. But I'd still recommend you to give it a shot.
How to use
The number one thing to look for in a loudspeaker, obviously, is the sound quality.
The biggest misconception 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 actually be 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 we have 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.