The theory behind the TigerFox system is that in a typical 2 channel loudspeaker playback system and listening room, well over 90% of the sound leaving the speakers completely misses the listener’s ears.
What happens to that sound? And what’s in it that may subtract or add to the realism, sound positioning accuracy and immersion of the original content?
Well, except for hearing that same content through the tiny speakers inside of expensive headphones attached to one’s ears, little was expected or assumed missed.
With the TigerFox system, however, you can now clearly hear what was being lost. And it turns out to be quite substantial once that unused, normally discarded and previously considered “bad” (indirect) sound can now be preserved, perfectly time aligned with the “direct” sound heard directly from the speakers, and precision focused with elliptical physics to the listener.
The preservation and use of that huge amount of otherwise lost indirect sound helps correct at least 5 sound reproduction problems without having to digitally process or manipulate the original sound signals.
Hearing the same content, for example, played back with the same electronics at the same volume level, when it has been preserved and delivered intact to the listener (in the TigerFox pod) versus without the TigerFox pod is immediately shocking, especially when the content includes full surround spatial information that’s been well-produced.
I’ve included a link here that helps illustrate the theory. https://tigerfox360.com/room-reflection/
Answering the red dot question: As a starting point (everyone’s ears are a little differently shaped, every sound track is differently mixed, and this assumes you have normal balanced hearing), your ears should be between and below the two red dots to put you in the center of the sweet spot (then test more forward and backward locations).
Tweeters should be at or below the red dots. But depending on the speakers, could be well below the red dots.
Subs are a cool personal add on (an option, incidentally, that the best headphones don’t provide).
Bass boost with the TigerFox It’s been universally noted that the Tigerfox system improves not only the clarity, realism and positioning accuracy of most sounds heard by the listener, but cleans up and substantially boosts the speaker’s bass
That being said, what’s my opinion of subs with the TigerFox?
Subs for music – maybe no Because of most sub’s normal electronic compatibility issues, added wiring, connection adjustments, and the critical listening nature of most music, adding a sub may not be a suitable option for the best music playback.
Subs with games and movies – yes. Subs, however, really add a lot of emotional power, realism and visceral immersion for many games and movies especially when a flat screen television monitor is added directly in front of you.
See the flat screen tv in the below link (showing as assortment of modest cost speakers and stands). Note the sub in some of the photos and that the sub is located outside of the unit and off to the side. That’s my suggested placement with the TigerFox.
(Although, I know of several TigerFox listeners of high end systems that put two large subs in front of them between the speakers and remove the side wall to enter and exit the TigerFox pod – they love it!)