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General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

Wouldn't that depend though?

Yes, taking the low frequency component out from the main-speakers amp would result in lower peak voltages (especially in the case with electronic music or music with lots of bass and regular bass beats). As a result, you now have a higher clipping threshold - aka "more headroom".

But this assumes that the mid and/or high frequency sections are (a) up to the task of the additional output and (b) the amp does not clip due to the power dissipated in the midband at the higher level setting.

So yes, the speaker system could have an over all higher level capacity, but how much that capacity increases would vary from system to system. It also depends on how bass intensive the listeners musical choices were to begin with. A guy who plays house and trance and hip hop will see a bigger difference than a guy who plays quartet, guitar or vocal music. The latter guy will not likely see a substantial increase in how loud he can play his system, as he didn't have a vast amount of super low frequency information there to begin with.

Cheers,
Presto


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