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steverino
Posts 302
Joined on 05-23-2009

Post #: 281
Post ID: 24787
Reply to: 24784
I understand
Paul,

Romy's follow on posts made it clear that he was not talking about low frequency musical notes but rather low frequency ambient noise specific to the venue. As noted above, a large proportion of this noise is extra musical and some of it is generated outside the concert hall from cars, construction or other sources of low frequency waves traveling through the ground. Yes you can sense the difference in how a large structure vibrates at low frequency compared to a small structure like the average home.

There are so many issues with reproduced sound that I have not worried about this aspect although I understand how it can impart a sense of place. But since it is extramusical it doesn't interest me that much. I do understand how it might subjectively be a pleasing adjunct to certain kinds of music. The normal reflectivity of a large concert hall and the impossibility of recreating it exactly at home bothers me more. Often I sit in the nearfield to try to mitigate that sensation, but it is omnipresent even with surround sound set ups.
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steverino
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Post #: 282
Post ID: 24788
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Low frequency dithering
Yes I can understand that in your current room the music seems clearer to you but you prefer some slight  additional low frequency reverberation from the room to mix with the musical decay of bass notes. But this gets into the whole question of how tight or clear we want the bass to sound. Different speakers are praised or dissed depending on the taste of the reviewer for exactly this issue. Again, you have the room you have so this could get tricky to adjust only bass note decay curves without affecting everything else noticeably.
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Paul S
San Diego, California, USA
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Joined on 10-12-2006

Post #: 283
Post ID: 24789
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Nearfield Listening vs. Performance Weight and "Space"
I also listen nearfield in order to embed myself in the sound/music, and it's not just a matter of SPL.  I think I get what Romy is saying, but I am saying I think we have to correct reproduced sound deficiencies at/below LF if we want a "realistic" sense of time/space/scale.  Drivers/speakers have rising response, X/Os and stacking drivers notwithstanding.  Also, artifacts/noise at higher frequencies adds disproportionately to the sound we get from hi-fi.  We can certainly "listen through" or "listen past" distortion and/or omissions.  Part of the hobby for me is milking content by hearing "more" from recorded music, including some war horses that are much-loved for good reason.


Paul S
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