|Originally posted by JeffDM|
So coloring, coloration, colored and such variants are annoying ways to refer to speaker induced distortions? Can someone tell me what blue sounds like? I think I can assert that my TV speakers sound very "red" to me.
|Originally posted by mbpg|
Shawn, "colored" is used so frequently it almost loses meaning. As defined by Gregory (and well stated), the Klipsch don't have colored midrange. If you have one of the horn models, you might be able to detect it's unique sound, but that's not coloration, it's a characteristic of horn speakers. That may be what some people refer to -- or maybe it's just a comment they heard and are repeating without really knowing.
|When a speaker honks, then it is colored.|
|Easiest way to tell a colored midrange is to hear the piano. The tone would sound carmel like (for the lack of a better term.) Easier way would to put to next to a pair of speaker that is known for its accuracy. Usually it would become easily apparent.|
|Originally posted by Pete Hul|
I think a colored midrange is synonymous with describing the midrange as being humped. A midrange is humped when it puts the midrange frequencies more up front (more prominent) than the other frequencies.
A speaker is colored if it does something across all frequencies. Not all speakers are colored. Probably few quality speakers are. However, all speakers are to some degree inaccurate. The type of errors a listener finds most palatable determines the speaker they prefer.
|Speaker next to a piano -- that would be one way to judge accuracy, although I suspect the speaker would lose every time . Next to another speaker -- who's to say? No such thing as a perfect speaker.|
|I agree with Chronosphere and Jeff that all speakers add there own 'slant' to the music produced and what you like is what is best for you. This type of discussion is hard because everybody has their own definition of what they think is good and conversely bad.|
|I think the problem is there is too much low end junk and the middle ground, as far as price, is being eroded away with all the money going into high end gear - by these companies.|