The Master Index of "The Flawed Physics and Misunderstanding of Low Frequencies"
Seeing as this thread got resurrected, I figured I'd attempt to provide some closure.
This thread was started on February 13, 2011 by an individual going by the user name of "ymalmsteen887". From the start, it was a little bizzare. From there, it turned into probably one of the weirdest, if not THE weirdest threads in the history of AVS due to either a profound level of ignorance, or a rather interesting troll. (The jury is still out)
However, as has been obsserved, there is a wealth of useful information which can be gleaned from the many posts of dedicated AVS members who tried in vain to help this individual. So that their efforts might not be forgotten, I offer to you, dear reader, this master index of the most helpful posts in this thread.
If you want to learn some good fundamentals of how speakers work, why they sound different, and considerations in the attempt to reproduce accurate sound, I recommend that you first hover your mouse over "ymalmsteen887"s name, and select "Block Member" in the drop-down list. He will only confuse you.
If, however, you are a bit more adventurous, then by all means, read what he has to say. But be warned, if a clinical trial were done, it would likely be proven that reading ymalmsteen887's posts will add more than a couple gray hairs to your head. That being said, the sheer oddity of this thread cannot be grasped if you ignore his posts.
Please do not respond to ymalmsteen887. This is an old thread, and he has not been active on this forum for over a year. In fact, I'm pretty sure all of his posts on AVS were in this thread alone. I believe this index will both help new members to find some good foundational information on audio theory, and put a nice little ribbon on this thread.
With that, I humbly recommend this thread be locked away into the annals of AVS history.
Post 4 by JHAzHow High and Low Frequencies Radiate from a Speaker
Why Bass is Louder in Headphones
Ported Subs and One Note Subs
Post 12 by ThePandemoniumSine Waves vs Sound Produced by Instruments
Post 24 by brandonnashUnderstanding Sound Reproduction in regards to speakers by using winisd.
Post 25 by MichaelJHumanConsiderations in Applying an Electrical Waveform (sound) to a Speaker Cone
Post 31 by jwickersWhy Different Speakers and Drivers Sound Different
Post 32 by MichaelJHumanEfficiency, Power Handling, and Accuracy Defined
Post 36 by penngrayCone Size and Off Axis Response
Post 37 by penngrayWhy Equal Sized Cones Sound Different
Post 42 by MichaelJHumanUsing Pink/White Noise to Prove Speakers Sound Different
Post 55/56 by enderlandFrequency Alone Does Not Create Sound - The Shape of the Wave Is Important
Post 60 by enderlandSpeakers Cannot Instantly React to Input
Post 62 by JHAzHow Speakers Can Alter Sound
Post 92 by DanLWWhy Speakers Sound Different due to Driver Materials
Post 95/98 by jwickersConsidering Music and the Details in the Music
Post 99 by DanLWSpeaker Construction and Issues Affecting Cost
Post 101 by lennon_68Causes of Distortion considering Frequency Response and On/Off Axis Listening
Post 102 by enderlandTwo Fundamental Issues Which Must be Understood Regarding Sound Replication w/Examples
Post 105 by ccotenjRecommended reading: The Master Handbook of Acoustics
Post 116/118 by DanLWDetailed Waveform Analysis and Reproduction / Discussion of THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) With Measurements and Examples
Post 120 by JHAzGuitar Speaker Examples
Post 126 by jwickersTV Speakers vs Floorstanding Speakers - Loud and Clear vs Loud and Distorted
Post 127 by DanLWWhy Distortion Sounds "Loud" w/ Measurements
Post 132 by DanLWTV Speakers vs Floorstanding Speakers - Power Handling and Bass Response
Post 140 by gonetenConsidering Room Volume and Displacement
Post 145 by JHAzPressurizing a Room vs a Car
Post 164 by JHAzBass Variance at Different Locations in a Room
Post 179 by lennon_68More Causes of Distortion in Speakers
Post 188 by ironhead1230More Reasons Speakers Sound Different - On/Off Axis Response, Compression, Distortion
Post 190 by enderlandExample Why a Speaker Can't Reproduce Sound Exactly
Post 204 by ironhead1230On/Off Axis Response, Compression, Distortion Defined w/ Graphs
Post 214 by DanLWRoom Acoustics Considered / Speaker Faceoff Considered
Post 225, 226, 229, 230 by enderlandMore Reasons Speakers Sound Different
Post 254 by ironhead1230More Discussion on Frequency Response and Distortion
Post 255 by WheelerMWhat Speakers Do in Addition to Moving In and Out
Post 257 by enderlandConsidering Equalizing Speakers for Accurate Sound
Post 302 by penngrayBuilding Subs for Car vs Home Audio
Post 328 by spyboySome Points about Harmonics