System tuning is a unique (and neglected!) chapter in the book of High End Audio.
Michael's experience in the studio, performance hall, lab, and numerous types of listening environments has lead him to conclude that, most fundamentally, music simply is the physics of energy in motion in various forms.
"...a relationship between the elements of audio that fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole"
System tuning, is organic!
more tuned rooms below to look at, including The Tunable Room
Because audio is the movement of energy by nature this means the audio system is tunable. This fits perfectly with physics and the fundamental forces that affect everything we experience. Is listening to music really that simple? In an interview with VH1 Michael says "it depends on the audiophile's personal quest as to what level a listener chooses to enjoy the playback....tuning is how we harmonize musical structures".
There's nothing mystical about audio. Listening to audio recordings comes down to two factors, encoding and decoding.
encoding (recording) and soundstaging
In "About Tuning" on this site is a topic called "the audio trilogy", which breaks down audio into 3 parts, "acoustical, mechanical, electrical (energy)". System tuning is the act (action) of playing music. It doesn't matter if the music is being played in the original sense or played back, the entire audio pathway contains the same variable oscillations. This is called the "Audio Code".
Recordings are "space captured" or "space created". In playback mode the room and system gives a reproduction of the recorded code. This reproduction is completely dependent on and influenced by the condition of the audio code as it passes through the audio pathway, from beginning to end (including the senses of the listeners themselves).
Real Space Real Size
All recordings have space. Acoustical recordings have the space of the room and microphone patterns, while engineered recordings have full 360 degree electronically produced stages. Soundstages are as real as sight, taste, smell and feeling. Playback soundstages are the same as the 360 degree real space we live in every day. The difference is, in every day living we don't think about the decoding. Nature has a way of balancing out the sound, whereas with listening to recorded music we are injecting the recorded code into the space we live in.
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Tools of The Tune
MGA/RoomTune provides products that are tuning tools to be placed along the audio pathway so the listener can voice the vibratory codes of each component and part. Tuning can be done from the most basic to the most extreme. Some clients prefer to remove the component chassis altogether, essentially turning the system into a series of variable, highly tunable controls. Those who go this far find the most advanced and refined sound.
MGA/RoomTune products are used all over the world with over 100,000 clients since 1989. Michael is the only HEA (High End Audio) designer to build the entire Audio Chain start to finish. The room to the left is a Tunable Room located in Malaysia. As seen in the picture we are using HEA gear and speakers in this demo. This room can also be setup completely with MGA's electronics and speakers upon request starting in the summer of 2019.
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