Svend-Erik Kjær Madsen wrote:
to put things in perspective:
the speed of sound in air is around 340m/s. that means that in one
millisecond, the sound travels about 34 cm.
anything under a few ms total systems latency will not be noticeable in
a normal listening environment, because you don't stick your head into
the speakers. a drummer hitting a crash cymbal will have 3ms latency
before the sound reaches his/her ears.
a normal, 2m wide stereo triangle will introduce at least 6 ms latency.
most jazz players i know are perfectly comfortable playing live on stage
while being a few meters apart (true, bass and drums prefer to sit next
to each other, but that will still mean 6-12 ms one-way latency).
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