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Unnatural Sound

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by snejk, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. snejk

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    Hi,

    To most people, setting the treble on the receiver to high sounds nicer than having natural sound with everything set to normal or set depending on room acousitcs.

    This might sound like a dumb question but, OK i agree that setting treble and bass on N sounds more natural and flat, but, what is the real definition of natural sound?? And why do most people (usually those who are not really enthusiasts) tend to like sound with enhanced treble more than natural sound??

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    If you set the treble on the receiver to high, can it damage the tweeters?
     
  2. Bill Shenefelt

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    Usually setting base or treble boost is done to make up for the ear sensitivity being lower to such frequencies at low listening levels. A good set of speakers played at natural sound level(for the music being reproduced) are best set flat. Sometimes some overly absorbant draperies or hard reflective walls will necessitate raising or lowering treble, but usually with bass, it is all in the speakers and room volume.
     
  3. Londondecca

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    The biggest problem with these controls is that they are very crude ways of altering the sound. By this I mean large frequency chunks are altered at the same time.
     
  4. Jeff

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    What like bass management?

    Set tone controls to taste, no you won't damage the tweeters.
     
  5. Londondecca

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    I have no problem with folk who adjust controls to their tastes but most of
    these controls found on amps tend to be crude in the way they alter the
    sound.

    To answer the question as to why so many prefer the enhanced treble, one
    answer could be that it will initially sound better in the same way of
    adding sugar to food
     

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