Sub selection for HT

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by paul-F, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. paul-F

    paul-F Auditioning

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    After reading the thread on Velo vs SVS I am confused on what is more important for HT . Is freq resp under 23 Hz really critical , do movies go that low and is higher Spl more important than the ability to go under 20Hz?
    It seems that Vole is designed to about 23 and some SVS ans HSU are designed for lower freq.
    This just for HT not music.

    Any opinions?
     
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    Just because it is tuned low doesn't meant it's not good for music. I'm sure Tom V. designs his subs to give a relatively flat frequency response. When your sub interacts with your room, that's a different story. That's why careful measurements are encouraged and the addition of a BFD is sometimes required. With a BFD, you can dial in different frequency responses for different situations. Have one setting for music that gives you and extra boost around 50hz if you like.

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    What's good for HT is not necessarily what you prefer. What's good is accurate audio reproduction, which means flat response across the frequency spectrum.

    What people prefer, however, is room shaking high SPL bass that can surprise the neighbors.

    If you search for waterfall charts, you'll see quite a few materials with bass down all the way to 20Hz. How important is it in the reproduction? As far as the accuracy goes, it's important. As far as preference goes, maybe not.
     

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