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The Science Behind the TCA-M: Chapter Four

TCA-M Active Loudspeaker in Nordic Interior

Dear Treble Clef Audio Enthusiasts,

Welcome back to our journey into the heart of sound! In this final chapter of The Science Behind we delve into the intricacies of power response and the pursuit of perfect sound from every direction.

TCA-M Active Loudspeaker Design Contours

Reverberation and Room Acoustics: A Symphony of Sound

Reverberation, the lingering dance of frequencies in a room, poses both challenges and opportunities. While room treatment is often recommended, Treble Clef Audio® takes a distinctive approach to harmonise with diverse room environments, through our acoustic design controlling the behaviour of reverberation for an optimal listening experience.

The totality of direct, early reflected, and reverberant sounds forms the complex Sound Field we hear. The composition and perception of that sound field depends strongly on loudspeaker design. We unveil how our loudspeakers meticulously navigate this intricate landscape, ensuring a perceived natural energy balance across frequencies.

Sound Power Distribution: Unraveling the Sonic Tapestry

Sound Power is the total energy radiated into a room, a masterpiece of nature in itself that our hearing has evolved to process. Treble Clef Audio® loudspeakers are crafted to distribute frequencies evenly in a wide and controlled pattern in the way expected by our hearing, enabling the challenge of balancing the total sound energy in the room versus frequency that we perceive as natural. Witness a symphony where each component and shape are designed to play its role: direct sound dominating at higher frequencies, mid-frequency combining direct and early reflections, and most energy concentrated below the room transition frequency.

Timbre, the soul of sound, is finely tuned in our loudspeakers. We pay attention to how it influences our perception of music and speech, highlighting the importance of faithful reproduction. The Precedence Effect reveals how the brain integrates direct and reflected sounds, enhancing the sense of space and depth, provided that sound emitted in all directions is uniform at all frequencies.

TCA-M Active Loudspeaker patented Air Velocity Bass Transducer

Embark on a journey into the realm of a full circle sound experience, where Treble Clef Audio® stands as a pioneer. We appreciate the significance of constant group delay, not least in the low frequencies, contributing to a clear, undistorted bass. Transients, the rapid changes and complex mix of frequencies at the start of notes, become the key to identifying instruments — another dimension where our loudspeakers shine.

TCa-M active Loudspeaker in Nordic Noir Interior

In-Room Perception of Location: Creating Spatial Harmony

Discover how low frequencies shape our perception of music. Treble Clef Audio® speakers go beyond convention, ensuring a true sense of external sound location. Our acoustic design circumvent the need for room treatment, striking a balance to enhance clarity of bass and preserving the pleasurable phantom three-dimensional effect of room reflections at higher frequencies.

Our design philosophy aligns with listener preference, a testament to decades of research by luminaries like Dr. Floyd E Toole and Dr. Sean Olive. Objective measurements, predictive models, and blind tests converge to ensure that Treble Clef Audio® delivers an unparalleled auditory experience.

As we conclude this enlightening series, we invite you to explore the intricate world of sound with Treble Clef Audio®. Our commitment to pushing boundaries ensures that each note is a revelation, and every experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

To dive deeper into the technology & research that has based our TCA-M Loudspeakers, make sure to check out our White Paper, and keep an eye out for future technical reads.

TCA-M Active Loudspeaker in a Nordic Interior setting

As always, if you are interested in experiencing the sound for yourself, please don’t hesitate to reach out to organise a Private Listening Session at the TCA HQ, or secure a place on our invite list for coming events, to be announced.


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