Originally Posted by JimWilson
Amen to that! I tried making that very point to a few people who think graphs rule all, but it fell on deaf ears. The bottom line is the sound
, not the tech. Glad you pointed it out as well.
Well, when put in context I think one interpretation could be....If you apply the right measurement at the right time....you'll usually see a direct correlation to sound quality.
The graph being referenced was our 2m ground plane graph. The disconnect(you noted above) is sound quality would never be judged sitting in the middle of a field/parking lot where the 2M measurements are made.
To "reconnect" someone must look at the GP 2m graph and be able to predict how it will TEND to change once placed in the recommended room environment(meaning a small to medium room in most scenarios).
I believe our "in room versus ground plane" simulation shows this fairly well. (bottom graph on the measurement page).
Jim and I were never worried about winning the "test tone wars". Our primary concern was sound quality. Obviously we think highly of comparable output data(cea) as well---we post it for each subwoofer after all..
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