Originally Posted by Zorba922
I was expecting something around 100Hz, but that is insane.
I don't remember ever doing any quick-and-dirty test tones with an SPL meter when I had the BIC, though...now I kinda wish I had.
Am also very surprised that sensitivity is so low, because I always had to set the center trim at like -6 or more when I was running it with my Wharfedales which are listed as 86db sensitive.
Yeah I measured multiple times & even moved the microphone inches in each direction to make sure it wasn’t an anomaly. I also agree the sensitivity may be off because I believe I had mine set to -5 in my trim.
I admit I’m not very knowledgeable about reading the sensitivity specs, I averaged what was shown between half space & free air. You can see the graph below
Originally Posted by Doe Doe
It seems impossible for Bic to manage that with dual 6.5" drivers. That is cube-speaker range... actually some of the larger cubes may be able to beat that.
I wonder if it's a design flaw, or they figured they'd go for the best clarity possible by removing any semblance of bass whatsoever?
I agree, it is very odd & doesn’t make sense logically from everything we have learned throughout various examples of other speaker/speaker design. You can see above I took multiple measurements to assure it wasn’t an anomaly.
Originally Posted by Lp85253
my roomate uses the fh6-lcr.. i notice the top end is prominent .. but it doesn't sound as bad to me as the graph would indicate.. there are a LOT of peaks in not so good spots on the graph.. of course it may be room reflections too.. i am anxious to see the s15 graph... thanks for posting...
Yes the FH6LCR’s sound much better than indicated above. The treble in this particular speaker seems to be universally agreed upon as spikey. Although I admit around 1-2k my room has a 3-4dB dip so that may be ignored.
Very possible there was some reflections from the room. I’ve actually built some frames today for some absorption panels so I should have them up tomorrow, I may retest it to see if there’s any drastic changes.
I will have the S15 graphs up tomorrow maybe around noon.
Originally Posted by zieglj01
Someone else measured them and there was an 8 db peak in the mids and peaky in the treble with 5 db peaks -- but the bass was better than what was shown here, but still not good -- regardless, they would not be for me and I know there are some better offerings, if one knows how to fish -- for one who owns and enjoys the Bic, continue to enjoy the adventure.
As I said above my room has a 3-4dB dip around 1-2kHz so that portion may be ignored. BIC a great budget brand seems to rather enjoy skewing their specs. I also agree & disagree on this speaker/BIC. Although I recommended for a first time/newb HT enthusiast on a budget it is still a great speaker for $100. It does have good clarity with its odd horn over a dome tweeter style. Also male voices doesn’t seem to suffer incredibly.