What kind of room is best for a Pearl Acoustic enclosure?
Pearl Acoustics Loudspeakers are designed for really very high end systems and applications. Because of this, they will reproduce literally everything that is captured in the recording. With their relatively flat diaphragms, they disperse sound in a wide and natural pattern (getting as close as possible to the dispersion characteristics of most acoustic musical instruments). This means that they are not ideal for all listening rooms.
In order to obtain a clear and precise sound stage and to avoid unwanted reverberation and colouration, they, ideally, need to be placed in a well damped room (preferably with a carpet and sound absorbent furniture). They also perform best when placed relatively close together (1.5M apart for a room of 3.5m wide X 5m deep). Of course the room can be bigger or smaller, it is the proportions that count. In smaller rooms, thick lined curtains behind the listener will add more to the listening pleasure than any possible upgrade in components.
Why is this so important for the Sibelius and Valentini?
Imagine this: A solo cello playing in a church with very bad acoustics will still give a pleasant sound, a single voice too, perhaps even a duet or trio but the more instruments you add, especially of different types, the more confused and complex the sound becomes until you end up with a complete cacophony! A symphony orchestra playing in bad acoustics can be almost unbearable to listen too, especially if the music being played is highly complex.