Originally Posted by DS-21
Why would one compromise performance in half of the modal region by only running subs up to 80Hz?
Because running subs up to 400hz is stupid
? Oh wait, 200hz to 400hz isn't important, because you'll say so. Even though that's near the shroeder frequency of most rooms.
Let's say you run em (multi subs) up to 120hz. That's what, half an octave higher than 80hz?
Full range speakers just don't allow for high-fidelity reproduction in the modal region.
Next you'll be telling me that hearing one person's voice in a room is not high fidelity to their actual voice. - that we need multiple men singing in chorus, placed well away from each other to produce
the male voice correctly (but the other two men need a high pass filter on their mouth).
Every time there's a piano in a room, in order for it to actually sound like a piano on the lower keys, we need two more pianos playing the same note. Make sure to muffle harmonics above 150hz.
Same with a Cello. Gotta have three of em to sound like a cello.
A single reproduction source may not
measure ideally, but neither would a real human voice or instrument in the same room. Funny how our ears just don't seem to... care. Well, yours apparently do, in sighted
listening tests. if you've ever heard a piano in a room, or a human being (not sure how many of those you interact with on a regular basis) you'd realize that chasing extremes like perfectly flat bass is counterintuitive to effective engineering (IE dollar-for-dollar performance gains). Sometimes there are differences, but most of the time we don't hear/notice these so-called non-high-fidelity-reproduction.
Again, for some of us, it's about what we perceive as important. Sound below 100hz is just inconsequential. The half-octave above that is a tiny passband to be investing hundreds of dollars into.