B&W N805's hump in the upper bass. What to expect?
The graphical results (by Stereophile) of the frecuecy response in these speakers show a hump in the upper bass. Technically, how does this boost affect the overall sound in the speakers? Does this have advantages/disadvantages? Thanks.
They seem fine to me apart from the limited bass response. In my room they definitely don't sound overly boomy. In fact they might need an accompanying sub. But, whatever bass they give it is detailed and tight. As mkfisher2000 says, do audition them at home if you can.
Many manufacturers of monitors/smaller speakers engineer a slight "hump" in the upper bass. They do this trying to compensate for a lack of the lower frequencies that only a 10, 15 or 18" woofer can produce. It shouldn't be noticable as long as you keep them away from the walls.