For those who are genuinely interested in hearing a 3D acoustic image from a traditional streaming stereo system or especially from a headphone rig, BACCH4Mac looks (sounds?) really interesting.
I am incapable of understanding, let alone explaining the theory that underpins how it works, but it is creating a real stir among the lucky few who have tried it.
After hearing just what a difference a decent DSP set up can make with the Dutch & Dutch 8C speaker system, I am more than a little curious about the BACCH4Mac.
Has anyone tried it and is able to share impressions with the rest of us?
If you find that speaker-room interactions impair much of the musical magic, or that headphones sound brilliant yet fail dismally when it comes to re-creating a credible, realistic 3D image, this might just be the answer for you.
Best regards, BF
I looked at their website got lost in a couple of paragraphs. I wonder if @Simon-in-Suffolk has come across this technology?
I suspect that Simon is precisely the right person to understand what it does and whether it might work.
Best regards, BF
sorry guys - not heard of it or familiar with it at all - i will have a look later to see if I can garner anything later.
Thankyou Simon…sorry if i disturbed a vacation, in your own good time.
Seems to be a stereo spatial filter, perhaps on a similar vein to Dolby Voice and other spatialisers … interesting with headphones many use cross feed filters to produce seemingly the opposite to what BACCH provides in producing a more ‘natural’ listening experience with headphones. Essentially BACCH seems to emulate with loudspeakers more of the unadjusted headphone listening effect.
I note from the FAQ that BACCH will produce an artificial stereo field with much contemporary mixed and produced music, but will work best or most accurately with straight/natural stereo recorded audio from a stereo microphone or microphones.
Thx Simon…always appreciate your insights.
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