Originally Posted by JimWilson
Anything in specific? Looks like they put out almost a dozen albums. I'm always on the lookout for subwoofer torture material.
Another test of a sub, but of a different sort altogether, is the ability to reproduce a group of varied instruments that all contain bass frequencies, keeping their individual timbre and timing intact. Recordings of Baroque-era Classical music contain the sounds of stand-up Bass, Cello, Pipe Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Bass and Baritone Male Vocals, and the acoustics of the recording venue. To keep the threads of a densely woven musical fabric separate is hard enough, but to do so and keep the individual characteristic of each thread is asking a lot more from a sub than merely (!) going low and loud. A speaker that allows one to hear not only the timbre of an instrument, but also the touch, timing, and technique of it's player is a speaker qualified to be called musical. The more complex the sound contained in a recording, the harder it is to reproduce.Edited by BDP24 - 4/22/13 at 9:21pm