ESS

Early Sound Scattering. A design for control rooms where the characteristic reflections are so uniformly random that they have no character to impose on the listening space. An ESS control room is one which features a highly diffusive front end (including the monitor walls) which scatters the early sound using Schroeder-type diffusers. The body of the room is absorbent, with most of the lows damped by membrane panels. These rooms can be made fairly live compared to older control rooms, with a flat frequency response and good stereo imaging, both of which remain stable right to the rear corners of the room. As compared with LEDE and RFZ designs.

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