Originally Posted by Skylinestar
Is there anyone who sit close to their subwoofer? Since it's nearfield, the frequency response should be flat and not much affected by the room?
I'm wondering this because theoretically small room is bad for bass, but since every speakers and subwoofers are nearfield, will the sound be more accurate?
Originally Posted by GIK Acoustics
A speaker or sub being "nearfield" doesn't make it more or less prone to room problems. The room will equally effect a pair of mains, nearfield, or far field monitors/speakers.
Did this not come out right? As written, this isn't correct, and just wanting to maintain clarity for those inquiring.
In a typical room, proximity to the source is everything for both measurements and listening. Using the example that th OP inquired about, ... yes, the closer to the sub, one encounters less "room", and more sub. All the way to an inch off the cone for a nearfield measurment,....minimizing the room relative to the driver's direct sound.
Overlaying the LP measurement, and the nearfiel measurement of a sealed sub system, one can get a good idea of the freq onset of Pressure Vessel Gain (PVG). You can illustrate how and where the room begins "giving back", as any freq with half a wavelength bigger than will fit into the room won't exhibit the traditional roll-off associated with subs beneath the knee. Free lunch, yada yada. *
Also, another exception is...critical distance; the point of equal energy from both the direct energy and reverberant energy. Now it's somewhat murky due to freq dependent directionality, but that's beyond the scope of this discussion.
You guys are great at GIK, and I intend no dis-respect,....just want to clarify.
*for those interested, ping me,... as there's another killer advantage at play here, don't want to muddy up this discussion