Originally Posted by MKtheater
That is true filecat but the frequencies we are talking about that get affected the most are above 10khz. The screen array allows for more extension to upper range. I can tell you from first hand experience that this is very hard to notice in real movie watching. They are easier than you think to implement into a home, the biggest trouble being their size.
Ah, no worries there. I've had some in my home and been in other's homes where such a set up was used to impressive effect.
Even at 59.5 years old, I can still hear to 15kHz (measured when my ears are clean), and while most musical content stops under 10kHz, the harmonics and air extend way beyond any frequencies I can hear. As an audiologist friend likes to say, "What you can't hear can still hurt you. Just because you don't hear it doesn't mean it's not hitting your ears and causing fatigue or worse."
Because these systems run so clean and are so efficient, it's just good practice to be sure to exercise good judgment, especially when installing them in small venues that fall short of the minimum recommended room volume. IMO the CD and horn have the power to hurt the unwary, so I wanted to emphasize the intended use and make sure everyone who brings them home uses them in a way that results in years of enjoyment.
I promise this is my last PSA on the subject in this thread.
Everyone go about their business.