Today i tried Ambiophonics and it's nothing short of AMAZING, the best improvement i've heard on my system?
What is ambiophonics? It's easier to answer What Ambiophonics can do...
Ambiophonics can create a full, wide 180º sound field... using two speakers that are located close together
in the center of the room. In other words, the soundfield projects way beyond the left and right speaker, with amazing clarity.
If you use 4 channels (4 speakers, 2 stereo amps), you can project a 360º sound field. Haven't tried yet, but should be amazing.
How is this done?
Ambiophonics uses psychoacoustics theory known from head-transfer-functions to cancel out the interference created between the two speakers. Using an algorithm that takes into account the distance between the speakers and the distance to the listener, optimizes the output to project a correct 180º soundfield. Left is thus placed left, right is placed right, but in a very wide soundfield, wider than the typical 60º achieved with common stereo speaker placement.
How can you try it?
Easy!! Try this free program that takes the audio input of your soundcard, applies the ambiophonics algorithm, and spits out the audio to your soundcard:http://www.hotto.de/software/ambiophonictranscoder.html
You need to have the Java JRE installed. Download the ZIP, extract it and execute the JAR file. If you can't execute it, open a command line and type:
java -jar AmbiophonicTranscoder.jar
The program is only 14KB in size, those are the most glorious 14KB i've seen in my software engineering career.