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Hi to everyone, been reading the forum for a few weeks now and find it very informative. I have been reading the What hi Fi mag on and off for a few years now, mainly product reviews ( stereo hi fi only ). One question I have that confuses me with the reviews is when they talk about the timing of the speakers, can someone please explain this as im sure its something that I will need to know if I am auditioning new Hi Fi components.

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Hi to everyone, been reading the forum for a few weeks now and find it very informative. I have been reading the What hi Fi mag on and off for a few years now, mainly product reviews ( stereo hi fi only ). One question I have that confuses me with the reviews is when they talk about the timing of the speakers, can someone please explain this as im sure its something that I will need to know if I am auditioning new Hi Fi components.

thanks

karl
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Well, you know when you start tapping your feet to the music without realising it or moving any other muscle in your body to the music - that's your subconscious self enjoying good timing. A hi-fi component which makes you really enjoy the beat and want to dance to it has good timing. It's probably the wierdest concept in the world of hi-fi reviews - one's natural instinct is to believe that an amplifier with good timing would make music seem faster, however this is not the case...sometimes the opposite may be true. However the defecit (spelling?) of good timing is usually a more "up-front" sound, hence why audio equipment that combines both is always given big thumbs up!
 

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[quote user="Hughes123"]Well, you know when you start tapping your feet to the music without realising it or moving any other muscle in your body to the music - that's your subconscious self enjoying good timing.[/quote]

Good post mate.

Timing is all about start/stop. in cd player the Jitter control must be spot on to get the timing right, further down the chain are as important. Speakers with great timing does give you a sense of "being there".

Brands that are knows for great timing are such like Naim, Densen, Krell, Neat, Dynaudio etc...etc
 

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hi guys...................Speakers are a mechanical system....they move in and out speakers with good timing will run true to bass sounds because the dirvers move in and out very well if a track has lots of bass and the speaker responds to let say a drum sound and shortly after their is another the speaker has to have finished the in out movement of the first drum sound if it has not finished you get heavy uncontrolled bass

Cd players also need good timing to follow bass sounds on track also players that time well have a full well controlled bass sound....
Also the amp need to be good with timing to complement the other components
 

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