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Lies, Damn Lies and Frequency ranges

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by gazzerr, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. gazzerr

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    I queried with MJ about the frequency range of their new Reference 1 sub within certain distortion ranges. They came back saying they don't disclose this information. Is this a refreshing admission that quoted frequencies don't mean much or that they aren't as good as the competition:confused:
     
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    I think it's like all of these things.....the figures that are disclosed are usually obtained under optimal test conditions that aren't reproducible in anyone's home.

    Test figures including distortion values are all very well,but it's the sound of the equipment that really matters,and whether or not it suits you.....if measurements were related to sound quality,no-one would ever buy a single ended triode amp!

    Best and only way in the end is to listen and decide for yourself.:cool:
     
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    I must say that regardless of how good or bad their subs are, MJ Acoustics are one of the worst culprits when it comes to figures. Putting distortion aside for a minute (which few sub manufacturers disclose anyway), MJ don't even give a dB figure for their quoted frequency ranges which makes their "down to 15Hz" (or whatever) claims totally worthless.

    REL use +/-6dB which is rather naughty (they used to use a more respectable +/-3dB) but at least they are happy to disclose this.

    On top of all this you've then got various other factors: SPL levels involved, distance reading taken, room loading etc. all of which can make a huge difference.

    Matt.
     

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