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Is it okay to have a preference to Boomy/forward in the Bass region speakers to The more neutral sounding Audiophile speakers?

I dont mean boomy as hollow one note BOOOMMOOOMOOOM. I'm talking about speakers that just have a more pronounced bass sound that isn't fatigueing.

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What do you consider "good" boomy speakers?
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Is it okay to have a preference to Boomy/forward in the Bass region speakers to The more neutral sounding Audiophile speakers?

I dont mean boomy as hollow one note BOOOMMOOOMOOOM. I'm talking about speakers that just have a more pronounced bass sound that isn't fatigueing.

It is a subjective thing, so of course it is "okay" to like something that someone else might not. Thats the name of the game!

A subwoofer could easily accomplish what you want (since it is very adjustable in terms of relative volume to the speakers, crossover point) and has its own amplification (if active) that can give you that mid-bass extra slam that may be expensive to reproduce in speakers with smaller drivers.

A trend in many "audiophile" speakers is actually to have that mid-bass hump. If you check out some of stereophile's FR curves, you will notice that speakers like the B&W 802D have a mid-bass hump. So..., if a mainstream company is producing speakers with these "colorations" perhaps you are not the only one who desires that "extra kick".
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This would be like saying if it's okay to like sauce that is a bit spicier than normal to a chef. The chef might think the sauce is supposed to taste a bit different but he'll make it with a smile knowing that's how you like it.
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I'd look for accurate speakers with a good EQ to tailor the sound to your liking. The EQ (which can be built into a receiver/processor) should have multiple presets. In my system I boost the very lower end <30 hz to get a little 'feel' if I'm listening at a lower volumes. At higher volumes I use my preset for flat. Since our ears aren't linear we don't hear frequencies the same at various volume levels. Having different presets makes a nice solution and will work with whatever speakers you have.

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post #6 of 12 Old 11-07-2007, 02:58 AM
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Is it okay to have a preference to Boomy/forward in the Bass region speakers to The more neutral sounding Audiophile speakers?

I dont mean boomy as hollow one note BOOOMMOOOMOOOM. I'm talking about speakers that just have a more pronounced bass sound that isn't fatigueing.

Room acoustics and dimensions could have as much effect or more of the "Boomy/forward in the Bass" sound as the choice of speaker.
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-07-2007, 06:06 PM
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Most receivers used to have(they may still) a loudness control which would boost bass, and to a lesser extent treble
at lower volumes. This slope was designed by Fletcher-Munson, I had an old NAD integrated amp that would boosted bass 6db and treble 3db.
Perhaps the OP might tilt toward a more neutral speaker and use the loudness button for lower/mid level listening and then as he gets more experience with audio and his tastes start to change he can stop using it altogether.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal-loudness_contours
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Is it okay to have a preference to Boomy/forward in the Bass region speakers to The more neutral sounding Audiophile speakers?

It is always okay to have a preference, regardless of what it is a preference for. There is no accounting for taste.
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-08-2007, 07:18 AM
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It is always okay to have a preference, regardless of what it is a preference for. There is no accounting for taste.

That explains Clamato juice.

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Is it okay to have a preference to Boomy/forward in the Bass region speakers to The more neutral sounding Audiophile speakers?

I dont mean boomy as hollow one note BOOOMMOOOMOOOM. I'm talking about speakers that just have a more pronounced bass sound that isn't fatigueing.

If that is what you prefer then by all means there is nothing wrong with it... I myself like the audiophile speakers but with a good sub I get that punch I like so much without detracting from te flatness and transparency of the speakers...
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