Set the volume on your system such that my voice sounds like it is at a natural level and leave it there for the whole test
(as if I am there in the room speaking normally, not amplified). At what frequency do you no longer hear the bass note in this download test as a tonal bass note? Try to ignore, as best you can, any distortions and room rattles and stop if your perception changes from a tone to individual slap/puffs of air against your skin. Focus on if you hear it as a pure tone, just like how it started at 100Hz, but of course much lower in frequency as the tone descends down to 1 Hz.
My voiceover will be accompanied by the following pure tones:
100 Hz, 80, 60, 50, 40, 30hz (and then I switch to single units at 25Hz and lower)
25Hz, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and finally 1Hz.
The test, new and improved version 3 with lower noise, intro and fades
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This test is just out of my curiosity regarding what kind of bass extension people in the forum have at home, plus my examination of equal loudness contours
first studied by Fletcher and Munson in the 1930s but refined a few times since then, which indicates that without strong amplification deep bass perception plummets like a rock:
Feel free to list your subwooferage or if you use full range speakers instead, what those are.
This is just for fun but please be honest and just use your ears!
You can watch your woofer move in and out just for fun after
the listening test part!
[This test also can help find rattles in your room.]
This test is for the benefit of, and private use of, AVSforum members only and may not be used or linked to by any commercial enterprise.