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Subwoofers and Phase Question For You Sub Experts
@kenjit quoting millercarbon and then replying:" ideally the sound from the sub should reach the listening position at exactly the same time and at exactly the same phase angle as the woofers in the satellite speakers. "Which is not possible with ... 
Subwoofers and Phase Question For You Sub Experts
Noble100 wrote: "This knowledge was the impetus for Duke creating his 4-sub Swarm DBA system that has won multiple product of the year awards (2015 and 2019):" Just to clarify, the Swarm only received a single Product of the Year award, for 2015,... 
Subwoofers and Phase Question For You Sub Experts
@rooze asked, "How does running a swarm setup, with 4 subs, affect phase/time integration with the mains? Does it create twice or half the issue or remove it altogether?" Briefly, a distributed multi-sub setup is quite flexible in positioning and ... 
Wilson Audio for a 1600 sq ft space
Yvl wrote: "I have a somewhat surrealist decor..." If Salvadore Dali had been a speaker designer:http://horns.pl/en/speaker-sets/universum-3-way/ 
warm sounding high end speakers
@newbee suggested: "Silverline Boleros."  Good call. In a stand-mount maybe Audio Note, with the recommended corner placement. Duke 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
"I guess speakers that are weak between 80 and 140 are not very common ..."  I agree, not very common. This was the only such case I have been involved with.  Duke 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
Luisma31 wrote: "...no no no, with your midbass driver I think the 80 hz works wonderful, actually I run mine 60 below, don’t you dare touch my crossover Duke, sounds perfect the way it is."  Thank you Luis!  I was referring to the hypothetical si... 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
" The bottom octave is generally considered to be 20Hz to 40Hz, the second octave 40-80Hz and so on. "This is what I had in mind when I was talking about "the bottom octave or so".   I don't normally recommend running the Swarm higher than about 8... 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
@noble100 wrote: "I was just going to contact you with a question I have about whether room bass treatments negatively or positively effect the performance of the Swarm/Debra bass systems in a given room."  In my opinion room treatment in the bass... 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
Installo43, yeah I don't think I could buy a testimonial like that one if I wanted to!In your situation I think we'd use essentially the same approach... run the Treo's fullrange, and use the Swarm to fill in the bottom octave or so.  I have owner... 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
"Does anyone here have experience pairing a Swarm/DEBRA with relatively full range speakers...in this instance the Vandersteen Treo’s?"Installo43, one of my customers has Vandersteen Quatros. Before getting the Swarm, he had been using one sub and... 
The midi range, not the tweeter, is the most important driver in a speaker.
I agree that the midrange region matters most, but not necessarily that the midrange driver itself matters most.  Imo how well the midrange driver works with its partners, the woofer & tweeter, matters more than the individual excellence viewe... 
The midi range, not the tweeter, is the most important driver in a speaker.
" [The Yamaha NS-10’s] are too revealing not distorting. They are used by the best recording studios. They could choose any speaker they like." The NS-10 is not an accurate speaker, but its value is this: If the mix sounds good on the NS-10, then ... 
3D imaging
Not many people realize that there can be a tradeoff relationship between soundstage width and imaging precision. Strong early sidewall reflections expand the apparent width of the soundstage but they do so at the expense of imaging precision, and... 
Congratulations Atmasphere!
Ralph has a uniquely thorough appreciation and understanding of "what matters to the ear". My mentor Earl Geddes (with Lydia Lee) had a pair of peer-reviewed papers on distortion perception published in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society...