Originally Posted by chasw98
Leave it to KG to come up with the best response! 'Unlocking true bass through sealed enclosures '. I was listening to music last night coming through my IB and thinking about where I started with a tube sub (actually that is the most recent in a long line) and all the arguments that the punch of an EBS alignment gives you. Overall I am listening to more realistically reproduced low frequency sound from my IB than from any other form of bass reproduction I have heard. I am no expert, and will not engage in the technobabble, but musical instruments in the region reproduced sound real, sound effects that are made up for movies containing low frequencies sound closer to what they are imitating in real life. I hooked up my tube sub just for grins and the difference is astonishing. The tube sub screams 'I am a good reproduction', the IB just doesn't scream, it's real.
Footnote - OTOH, I am really, really curious to hear bosso's creation someday.
This post is spot on, IMHO.
The vast majority of listeners definitely lack a mental database of hearing accurate bass. Most think it's too low in level and too thin.
In a case study, the average Q preferred by listeners in the study was .65. Present them with a .45 or .5 Q and you instantly fall into the minority of average preference.
This comes from the smiley curve, house curve, running the sub hot, whatever you wanna call it, it's been around since the woofer was invented.
Adding to the comet's tail is akin to raising the system Q and when the sub is running 6dB hot, there's no longer a way to compare that to anything for accuracy's sake.
Chas, my DIY hero
How's that SS fiters/phase box coming?