Originally Posted by MX48
I have a question which may be ignorant or just plain stupid so bear with me
You take an SM60f and an SH50 and cross them at 80hz to your subs. Then EQ them to the same level. If you then play music with the subs off (with good midbass of course),
-Will the SH50 hit harder with it's 2 12's compared to the 2 8's in the 60f?
-Does crossing them at 80hz eliminate much of the midbass punch to begin with?
-Will having them EQ'ed to the same level make them indistinguishable.
-Is there a certain dbl level where the SH50 would hit harder.
I am not Ivan, but have some experience to share.
The SH50 has a bit more punch, a bit more body for the instruments, but a bit more prominent mid band. The SM60F has probably a bit smoother, very well balanced sound, a bit more grey, a bit less bright midband, and goes higher, it has dry and well controlled bass and for the first time you hear you will not think of any sub needed (in case stereo music listening), it is really musical, not boring, very lively sound, dynamics to dye for, very close to the SH50 dynamicswise. The 5 inch coax in the SM60F probably a very good speaker on its own right. All the tracks with drums, guitars and rhythm will not disappoint you for sure, and even hard core classical music listeners will be very satisfied with its smoothness. Th SH50 is a bit more tricky if you want to listen classical music, or opera at home.