Originally Posted by Mark Seaton
Actually that was exactly my point. Before arguing any further though, please define how you would measure or determine that "X" level that you find to loud.
Exactly for the second paragraph, but it's not all about distortion. It's simply how we get to an average SPL or total sound power. Again, distortions and especially reflections in room will fill in what would otherwise be quiet breaks if you were listening outdoors or on headphones. In commonly furnished living spaces you will find a point even with the most powerful speakers where more of the reflections in the room start to come up above our hearing threshold and are no longer masked by the direct sound. This is often that point on the volume dial when the sound subjectively transitions from the front speakers & stage to sounding like the sound is coming from all around in the room... because it is!
Sure, I could define "x" and how I arrived at it, but it would be a bit pointless. Then it would just be "ok, then what's "appreciably"?!"
I've been down this road before: you submit an opinion on something and a numbered few will spend pages attempting to discount said opinion on criteria they can't of course validate as fact, but it will soun great on a web page.
Like: "we can tolerate louder volumes outdoors".
Excuse me, first of all? Who's "we"?
Secondly..."louder volume" where and how?
At my ears/eat? I would tell you that's insane of course...if I find 100dbs of unclipped program at my ear hole too loud in my living room there's a terrifically good chance ill find 100db content unclipped program at my war hole too loud outside.
Now, watch me be told otherwise.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 12/21/12 at 6:54am