I've often considered the notion of high-frequency extension from two points of view, one being frequencies above say 10K not sounding rolled-off, the other being a not too subdued sense of treble energy as the point of issue to contend with. So where is the cut-off point, and who decides what is extended and what is too bright for their system, for their own particular listening taste, or as compensation for a listener's own hearing loss.
How much real acoustics reside above say 10K or so when listening to live music without sound reinforcement to boost treble information above and beyond what is naturally experienced within a live venue. Treble energy by nature is not aggressive, nor even assertive in its natural form to be considered as something to be enhanced or even missed while listening to a live orchestra, or a live performance by an amplified band without sound reinforcement with microphones placed against instruments or amplified cabinets providing what might be considered the equivalent to the Fetcher Munson Curve as a pre-treatment, not a post-production effect.
So what is your take on the notion of high frequency extension and the nature of natural acoustics without the aid of microphones nor equalization provided by unnatural electronic enhancements. Is it real, or is it Memorex? If it's real, throw that cassette tape out the window and don't call it high frequency extension by proxy.
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Topic - Fetcher Munson Curve vs. the notion of high-frequency extension - Duster 05:25:18 03/22/21 (14)
- Linkitz and I have long agreed - LtMandella 10:29:19 04/06/21 (0)
- That's weird, nobody's mentioned directionality of cables or fuses, or whatever. Nt - geoffkait 15:02:39 03/24/21 (0)
- More to the point is 'spotlighted' treble being confused with extended treble. - Duster 12:17:47 03/23/21 (0)
- RE: You can't really have this conversation without talking about distortion. - Ralph 09:14:31 03/23/21 (0)
- Microphones capture all kinds of "detail" you never hear in a live acoustic performance - Brian H P 12:47:32 03/22/21 (0)
- I don't think its the 10 kHz and up - DrChaos 11:06:19 03/22/21 (0)
- RE: Fetcher Munson Curve vs. the notion of high-frequency extension - chocolate_lover 09:41:44 03/22/21 (5)
- RE: Fetcher Munson Curve vs. the notion of high-frequency extension - Todd Krieger 10:15:59 03/22/21 (4)
- My plastic $4 super tweeter from RadioShack..... - AbeCollins 11:25:49 03/22/21 (3)
- High Frequency Extension and "Soundstage"....... - Todd Krieger 14:27:53 03/24/21 (1)
- CD-4 quad LP playback systems- 45 kHz bandwidth with Shibata styli. nt. - MWE 11:09:47 04/05/21 (0)
- RE: My plastic $4 super tweeter from RadioShack..... - rivervalley817 11:49:08 03/22/21 (0)
- RE: Fetcher Munson Curve vs. the notion of high-frequency extension - Dave_K 09:26:06 03/22/21 (0)
- RE: Fetcher Munson Curve vs. the notion of high-frequency extension - Todd Krieger 07:58:26 03/22/21 (0)