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What is 'bright'?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by steve 111, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. steve 111

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    Hear a lot of people on here talking about speakers being too 'bright'. Can someone explain what it means?
     
  2. Mylo

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    at a guess I would say too much treble or that they sound tinny
     
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    Yeah - this is something I've moaning on about just recently. My Mission speakers are very bright - they sound very 'forward' and accentuate the highest frequencies with a nasty edge to vocals and sharper sounds.

    This is also something that can feed through from other components from CD players to amplifiers - even wiring and the nature of the original recording can cause this, I've found. Most unpleasant in the long term!!.
     
  4. BLACK_MAGIC

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    I descibe it as high frequenices that sound almost shrill.
     
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    Edgy, shrill, grainy. All of these are elements of bright speakers. Music does not flow effortlessly, but instead sounds somehow artificial and forced. Listening to music for long periods is both fatiguing and even unpleasant.
     
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    One of those terms used to describe speakers. Like airy, openess, etc, that really means nothing because it means something different to everyone,
     

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