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gasolin

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MajorFubar said:
gasolin said:
what?

My point was just that in the old days hifi was something diffrent compared to 2017/2018
Sorry I wasn't really intending to confuse. The point I was making is the Dali speakers and the old B&O S45's are poles apart in their design philosophy, and the fact that the Dali's won't ever sound like the B&O's isn't a weakness or a compromise, it's deliberate.
+1
 

Gaz37

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And how would sir like his bass?
Punchy? Dynamic? Fsst? Controlled?

Or perhaps Sir would like layered?

Suits you sir

:0
 

mond

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Feeling the bass is fine at a gig, especially a reggae one! :) but at home I'd rather hear it. Also a lot of people (generally not audiophiles) talk about how great the bass is in their systems or cars, but the bass is not tuneful, just an almighty boom boom, which might be fun for a while but I think the novelty would wear off (It certainly did for me :) )
 

lindsayt

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I find music uninvolving to listen to if there isn't some physical impact.

Physical impact can be had at modest volumes, with the right system.

I don't like it when the bass guitar and bass drums merge into an amorphous bass noise. Maybe this is what "layered bass" is? When each instrument is separated out and can be easily followed at will?
 

MajorFubar

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Vladimir said:
INSANE BASS TEST (5000 Hz) HARD SUBWOOFER!?!?!?!

It has 5.9M views.
I'm almost impressed that some of the chavs who've commented have noticed the slight error in the title.
 

Vladimir

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MajorFubar said:
Vladimir said:
INSANE BASS TEST (5000 Hz) HARD SUBWOOFER!?!?!?!

It has 5.9M views.
I'm almost impressed that some of the chavs who've commented have noticed the slight error in the title.
Yeah. It's more like 10000Hz!!!
 

radiorog

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Gaz37 said:
The other threads regarding bass got me thinking about many audiophiles' attitude towards bass.

You often read about the unenlightened being too bass obsessed & how "realism" & "accuracy" is more important
The "experts" also rhapsodise about how true hifi should sound as though the artist was performing in your listening room.

Now the last live performance I saw was Brit Floyd, whose sound system was first rate
Guess what though?
You could feel the bass in your chest & through the floor, it literally (almost) took your breath away.

So could it be concluded that in order to believe you have a live performance from your home system you do indeed need huge amounts of bass?
Yes.
If there is bass to a certain level at the gig, a good hifi should reproduce this in some way, and correct proportion.
 

BigH

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radiorog said:
Gaz37 said:
The other threads regarding bass got me thinking about many audiophiles' attitude towards bass.

You often read about the unenlightened being too bass obsessed & how "realism" & "accuracy" is more important The "experts" also rhapsodise about how true hifi should sound as though the artist was performing in your listening room.

Now the last live performance I saw was Brit Floyd, whose sound system was first rate Guess what though? You could feel the bass in your chest & through the floor, it literally (almost) took your breath away.

So could it be concluded that in order to believe you have a live performance from your home system you do indeed need huge amounts of bass?
Yes. If there is bass to a certain level at the gig, a good hifi should reproduce this in some way, and correct proportion.
Only if that is on the album. Most concerts are totally remixed and some are dubbed for corrections. And the medium, vinyl can't handle that much bass. Don't believe it will be exactly the same. Depends where you are in the audience, if you are 10 feet from the stage it will be different from 100m away. So you are saying everyone should have a large sub?
 

radiorog

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BigH said:
radiorog said:
Gaz37 said:
The other threads regarding bass got me thinking about many audiophiles' attitude towards bass.

You often read about the unenlightened being too bass obsessed & how "realism" & "accuracy" is more important The "experts" also rhapsodise about how true hifi should sound as though the artist was performing in your listening room.

Now the last live performance I saw was Brit Floyd, whose sound system was first rate Guess what though? You could feel the bass in your chest & through the floor, it literally (almost) took your breath away.

So could it be concluded that in order to believe you have a live performance from your home system you do indeed need huge amounts of bass?
Yes. If there is bass to a certain level at the gig, a good hifi should reproduce this in some way, and correct proportion.
Only if that is on the album. Most concerts are totally remixed and some are dubbed for corrections. And the medium, vinyl can't handle that much bass. Don't believe it will be exactly the same. Depends where you are in the audience, if you are 10 feet from the stage it will be different from 100m away. So you are saying everyone should have a large sub?
Hey bigh, no not at all. I think the main thing is things need to be in the correct proportion. The same ratio of various high frequencies and low frequencies, like you say, are on the recording. I reckon, and I'm no expert, but I think the better a system does this, the better it is.
 

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