READERS’ LETTERS: Why stereo can’t sound live


This is a great topic.

Paul, could omni directional speakers compensate for expanding the sweet spot vs a conventional speaker? Not sure what the pros/cons are of these types of speakers. Paul replies ... You might get a broader more diffuse sweet spot with omnis or the whole affair might become muddled. Hard to say which.

JW writes:

This is greatly dependent on “house systems” – sound reinforcement equipment.

When a great guitarist plays thru something like a Fender Princeton amp, he has a mic close, feeding the house system.

Sound reinforcement equipment is designed to pressurize the larger auditorium.

This is very different for a home stereo system.

H47 writes:

True brilliance is often so simple; “one’s fake, one’s real”. That about covers it!

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