Through the ages, science and art have always been closely linked. These days people have forgotten how much individual artistic talent goes into truly magnificently engineered products. An example of a product that requires a considerable amount of technical and artistic talent is an accurate studio monitor. This article will show how a new technology, known as BOO®, can bring artistic vision and ideal acoustic performance to the marketplace more quickly and take out much of the guesswork.
Designing a modern loudspeaker involves many factors, including: Output requirements, room acoustics, directivity requirements, psychoacoustics (how people perceive sound), and design philosophy. Design philosophy can also be interpreted as the artistic vision for a product. Artistic vision / design philosophy is typically made up of the factors, that a company or engineer has discovered through research and experience, which make a speaker sound “good”. For Blue Sky International these factors usually include such things as smooth on & off axis frequency response, flat on axis response, a wide listening window, and meeting a certain output requirement.