The Congard Code is an approach that focuses on bringing the audio technologies involved in a full-scale Cinema in a home. It differs from typical Home Cinema installations that are a mix of various historical compromises.
Disregarding the concept of “Primary seat”, it aims at providing a smooth and even sound coverage on a whole audience.
Also, its primary goal is to retrieve the intact emotions conveyed by the original film soundtracks.
What this implies from a technical standpoint:
- Never mix the front channels low-frequencies content with the LFE. This means defeating the “Bass Management” for front channels.
- Increase the delay suggested by the AV processor on the surround channels. This enlarges the area of correct surround sound perception.
- Do not EQ the room, only the loudspeakers. Acoustic issues should be solved by acoustic treatment, not by tweaking the loudspeakers response in the sole frequency domain.
- Provide sensible subwoofers location.
How to achieve this?
Put simply, you don’t have to. If you implement an Audio Excellence system, you’ll only need to provide us with a complete room plan including dimensions (metric, please), and a complete sound system design will be offered with it.
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