FE208S + BD-15 (BD-Design)

by GC, Monday, January 24, 2005, 21:29 (4739 days ago) @ GC

Hello Niels,

Thanks for the information. I do not want to go into equalizers and it appears that Thorsten Loesch agrees with Bert on dipoles, I quote from his article:

"Dipoles and Omnipolar Speakers create way more problems than they solve, by radiating energy over a very WIDE frequency range and also a very wide area. Think simply of a naked lightbulb in a room. THis is your omnipolar speaker and to a lesser degree your dipole. this makes the frequency response in room within the reverbrant range maximally dependant on the room symetry, absorbtion etc. and thus will require major efforts on room treatment to correct for the problem. Of course, a notable minority of listeners actually likes the presentation of omni's and full range dipoles and they by all means are welcome to their preference."

I also agree with Thorsten's last remark, we listen to music for our pleasure and this is in many ways a subjective impression. This makes discussions on what is "good" and "bad" very difficult. I like the way in which Bert tries to approach his ideal of music reproduction. Another fascinating part for me is that it is still impossible to measure what makes a system sound really good, like it is impossible to make a copy of a Stradivarius violin that sounds like the original. On this point discussions are also often weird or impossible because a lot of people really do not understand the complexity of musical sound and the qualities that our ears have in analysing these signals. This is one of the things that keeps life interesting to me.

Eddie

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