Originally Posted by basshead81
Well if this is some what in reply to my post then there is a few things I want to touch up on. Fwiw I can afford more sub, actually I was talking to Tom about exchanging the xv15's for dual xs30's. He is the one that said anything below 15hz is diminishing returns because there is not that much source content below that. So why would he tell me that when he had the chance to upsell me? Now from what I understand there is a percentage of source out there that drops below 15hz, but when you average it, its a small percentage. Chopping off the upper frequencies is a apple to oranges comparison since about 99% of all sources uses those frequencies. So point being even if you can afford more is it really worth it?
Its no different than horsepower...some guys like to have 1000hp street cars because it sounds cool and its bragging rights...when in reality 500hp will get the job done because its almost impossible to get traction on the street with more power. Were back to the diminishing returns thing again.
^ This pretty much works, here. Little- and I do mean little- in the American male world is more heavily engrossed in specsmanship and spending (time, money and
space) on "performance" that will rarely- if ever- be used than the 1-10hz spectrum of audio. Cars, homes, and boats I suppose, but that's too easy.
And this is coming from a guy with a pretty capable sub system...go figure.
Imperatively, no one in their right mind contends the "content" doesn't exist, of course- it's simply when and how often. Music? Forget it. Yes there's BASS SONGS, now what about music
? I'm pretty damn sure a modern pipe organ stunts at 10.
Movies? Sure. Go ahead and pick out any 100 you'd like and tell me if you have 200 seconds of sub 10hz content in ALL of them, combined
, at the end of the day...but I digress.
Then there's the subject of audibility- and even more crucially- the ability to appreciate
- such output. I won't even touch this one. The room shakes = "I love it". vs I can't hear it = "what's the point?" Have fun.
People are free to think and choose what they will. I'm free to think Johnathan Lucroy is the best catcher in Major League baseball. Thoughts (and opinions) are free...their foundation in reality is something a bit different but people make their own realities all the time.
Mine in this case: it sure seems to me like authoritative 15-20hz response gets you at least
99.7% of the way home.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 6/25/13 at 11:49am