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Mains-full range???

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Aries Iskandar, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. Aries Iskandar

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    what does 'full range' means..and how do we know the mains are full range...still in a bit confusing about the HT terms..[​IMG]
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Well-Known Member

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    Full range means capable of 20Hz to 20Khz. Since there are very few mass market speakers actually capable of this, "fullER" range would be more like it, and that would refer to something good into the 30s.
     
  3. Aries Iskandar

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    ok tq...[​IMG] it give me some relieve.[​IMG]
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Well-Known Member

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    One thing to note is that althougha speaker may be spec'd to do 20hz-20khz-- this doesnt tell the whole story. Often the issue of driving a full range signal (as oppose to simple sine wave test signals) is a whole aother ballgame.

    Reproducing full range complex signals like music or film soundtracks is no small task- and I have honestly never found many speakers to be "full range" without a dedicated and powere subwoofer built in (the nature of bass signal requires significant power, and when expected to share wattage with a full range signal, often something has got to give).

    I would suggest, and many agree, that for movie soundtracks it's best to set speakers to "small" so that bass is sent to a dedicated subwoofer unit.

    -V
     
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    RodneyT Well-Known Member

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    or, if you have the money, buy yourself an extra subwoofer for the mains (and the center, if you want) and utilise the capabilites of these devices to assist in the "full range" audio output from the amplifier (remember to set your speaker setting to LARGE, otherwise the cutoff will make the subwoofer useless). In this way, you main subwoofer will only play the material not sent to the main channels. I have found that doing this, as well as linking a sub into the center channel, makes for a smoother and more defined low frequency range across the front. Am still working on subs for the rear channels.

    Mind you, if you do not have the finances available to do this, then simply follow the insructions set out in Vince's post.

    Enjoy your subbage.[​IMG]
     

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