wow, yea those are beautiful speakers, and lets all face it, we push for a flat response, and I would be willing to bet that 8 out of 10 don't actually prefer a flat response. Is it what was originally intended? yes, i guess, but many of the top-notch consumer products build out different response curves to differentiate their offerings. Me personally, I aim for flat, but then tweak to taste. My perfect system has a more serious house curve down low and a gradual one up top. I am prone to hearing speakers as "harsh" if the mid to mid-upper frequencies are flat, so I cater to my own tastes. Fortunately the human ear, and many listeners don't know this, but a good U-shaped response in the khz range of a speaker makes it sound more "full". I didn't say "everyone" just a good portion of folks fall under this category. case in point, tube amps tend to "warm" up the sound by addition small amounts of distortion where the human ear perceives it as a more full bodied sound. Far from perfect, but not a part of me is either, including my ears.
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1/30/13 at 5:05pm