Home Speaker Asylum

General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

RE: Those darn measurements !

Can you explain what you mean by "everything" and "listening bias" please?

Thd/IMD measurements alone wont tell us "everything" about the sound of a speaker , with some experience from modeling and actually building with similar drivers one can take a stab at it , but you would be hard pressed to say who would or would not like them , mostly Due to listener Bias, listener experience and demands ..

Some listeners are sensitive to thd , some not , Tone and timbre means different things to different listeners , same for live and dynamic, the best the designer can do is identify "camps" then adjust ( the art) accordingly, This is applicable to amps, pre-amps, Speakers and the genie of tone control , tone and timbre , cables ...!

RGA view the coloration of his AN speakers as music , the owners of maggies view AN speakers as having boxy colorations , some hear dynamics where others frown..

Listener Bias .. One man's anathema is anothers euphoria ...

Horns are riding high again , what has changed ..? Nothing, they died due to the mass marketing of audio did not accomodate them , they are back because said mass market is now defunct and the miniscule audiophile community is going full circle ..


Edits: 06/24/17 06/24/17

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