The problems with stereo sound reproduction start already at the recording end of the signal chain. The sound transmission from the live event to its reproduction in a small room must be treated as a system if realism and believeability are the goal. Dr. Linkwitz discusses the whole chain, touching on subjects like binaural recording and playback, microphone techniques, perception of real and phanton sources, diffraction, directivity, distortion, crossovers, the listening room, the loudspeakers and much more. For each area he highlights the significant factors and how to optimize them. A must-read if you want realism and believeability in your own listening room.
STEREO - From live to recorded and reproduced - What does it take?