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General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

ha ha, complete anti-physics BS

"I truly believe our granted US patent to be one of the most exciting and inspired electro-acoustical patents to be issued in the last 50 years. A patent that proves that loudspeakers can easily deliver a linear frequency response yet still be woefully inaccurate because they cannot produce the overtones and harmonics contained in music and recordings. So again… I invite you to literally hear what you've been missing!

Until now, there has been an inappropriate mass relationship between musical instruments and loudspeakers. This exists within all past and current competitors' speaker models, and it certainly includes the high-priced speaker models that cost more than new cars and houses!

When the moving mass of the loudspeaker cone is greater than the musical instrument's vibrating string, column of air, resonating surface, etc., it fails to accurately respond to the instrument's subtle nuances, details, upper overtones, and upper harmonics."

No, this has no relationship. Very roughly it is arguing for crossovers and woofers and tweeters. Well, uh.

"Loudspeakers are absolutely musical instruments"

let's hope NOT, because they would sound like themselves all the time and not the music I want to hear.

"and the music reproduced through high fidelity speaker systems cannot sound lifelike and correct unless the mass relationship between the speaker and the musical source is correct."

No, it's the relationship between the inertia of the speaker and air acoustically coupled to it and the forces applied to it.

"For example: the plucked and resonating low 'e' note (41Hz) on a Fender Jazz bass guitar has a moving mass of 19 grams. The highest reviewed and well-regarded subwoofers of today have cones with an average of 200-300 grams of moving mass to reproduce the same low 'e' tone. This is the equivalent of a Formula One team showing up on race day with a special new race car that has 15,000 pounds of sand added to it! Our competitors are building subwoofers in this exact way today. A subwoofer with 300 grams of moving mass can only give you a dulled out response down to 15Hz. The laws of physics prove the subwoofer cannot be musical nor can it even begin to produce the harmonic spectra of a Fender Jazz bass guitar (or any other bass-producing musical instrument) - period."

This is even more ridiculous---in an *electric* guitar, the sound you hear in the club is produced by an electrodynamic speaker, current in a wire gets pushed in a magnetic field.

Let's fix this analogy and use the ""reasoning"" in the assertions: they are asserting that the performance of the race car must somehow be related to the strength and mass of the foot on the accelerator pedal, and not what actual physics says matters: the relationship between engine power and mass and tire grip.

To re-use Wolfgang Pauli, "Not Even Wrong".

People at actual speaker companies must be thinking "How do we deal with customers who believe this inanity?"

Edits: 03/01/17

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  • ha ha, complete anti-physics BS - DrChaos 12:49:56 03/01/17 (0)


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