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In the Forum: Horn-Loaded Speakers
In the Thread: Macondo's Axioms: Horn-loaded acoustic systems
Post Subject: It is an interesting subjectPosted by Paul S on: 10/10/2007
Romy, I recognize and appreciate the very specific points you make but I am instead referring only to your last observation about "the harmonic deficiency of playback in the melody range", and I was just trying to shoehorn this idea into the discussion of the "flat-but-tilting" frequency response, or the "measurable frequency response", in general.  I am not aware of any intelligent discussion of this specific issue, and in fact it seems like there is prevailing denial of this problem, especially by the high-dollar speaker manufacturers, who either point to flat charts or put on entertaining demonstrations either not noticing this problem or trying to hide it with other impressive "effects".  In fact, it is just this obvious lack contrasted by overblown "performance" in other areas that puts me off the "high-end" speakers I have heard, as though they just got too big for their own britches while remaining too small at the same time, like the mouse that roared.

I can't help but wonder what is "there" to "flatten" the measured response but still not sound correct in terms of "weight" and "ferocity".

I think I have already said that I advocate at least a serious nod to "flat response"; in other words, I do not think it is a good idea to simply ignore this issue, at least at the conceptual/design level.  Tilted flat is fione by me on a case-by-case basis, and my own systems seem to wind up pretty much like your chart, to the extent I could pull it off.

If this is the wrong thread for this discussion, please move it.

Best regards,
Paul S

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