Originally Posted by DotJun
Maybe I'm just not asking the questions right. Let me try again [emoji4]
The RF-42 has an FR of 59-24khz.
The RF-82 has an FR of 33-24khz.
Assuming all parts are equal except the woofers, then doesn't that mean they would sound identical except in the range where the one cannot play that the other can? In this case, 33-58hz.
The 100-1khz that you mentioned should be identical because both speakers are capable of reproducing that bandwidth accurately right?
Or are you saying that the 42 doesn't reproduce that range as accurately as the 82 just because of driver size even though, as it clearly states on the klipsch specs, they are both capable of playing those same frequencies.
Can someone please correct me on one more thing please? The only reasons to increase woofer size in a speaker is to a) increase sensitivity and/or b) to be able to play lower frequencies.
Thank you guys for all the help and info.
No, no, NO
The fact that two different speakers can reproduce identical frequencies doesn't mean that they'll sound
identical. For the most part, nearly any
speaker can "produce" the entire humanly-audible frequency range.
Again, I'm going to assume that this discussion is about listening to actual musical
content, here... not gunshots or explosions... or rhythmic, sub-60Hz bass notes.
Setting aside speaker "brands" for a moment... go to a Best Buy or a Frys or any place that has a demo room, and demo some speakers, live-and-in-person
. Take some CDs or a thumb drive with you, and make sure to include purely instrumental tracks and
vocals. And bring a variety
of music... not just one kind. And skip the bass-heavy stuff: you're not testing subwoofers. Listen to melodic
music that includes things like acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, cello, vibraphone, tenor sax... and a richly full-toned alto female voice (things like Anita Baker's early works come to mind, or perhaps Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now"
In the demo room, make sure that all of the demo speakers are being run through the same AVR. Also make sure that NO
subwoofers are engaged during these listening tests. And no surrounds, either. Listen to a pair of towers with small woofers first, and then listen to the same series-models of that speaker that have progressively larger woofers.
The point, here, is that you're attempting to discern which of these speakers produces the most realistically accurate output. Which ones sound more like you're really "there"?
If, after doing that, you still think that the 4-inch-woofered towers sound just as accurate and "real" as the same-model-series ones with eight- or ten-inch woofers... you might consider visiting your local audiologist.