This is an update on my experiments with surround sound at home for playback of serious music: I've set up a music listening room in the basement of my terraced Victorian house in Hammersmith, West London.
Digital technology now gives us the possibility of very high quality music at home, however this is frustrated by domestic considerations. I don't want to make my lounge so that I socialise in an environment like a studio control room. The walls here are thin and I don't want to inflict my music on my neighbours nor do I want to hear theirs whilst I am listening to mine. And I want to listen away from noise of the big metal birds on their flight path down to Heathrow, not to mention the road and pedestrian traffic outside my front door.