From: John Larkin
Subject: Re: Speaker phase and current vs voltage drive
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 10:37:08 -0800
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On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 10:17:59 +1100, Clifford Heath
>> ...No matter how it works...
>>> ...The current technology appears to work...
>Some people have problems reading. It obviously works. I asked why!
>Thanks to those who gave partial technical explanations (3 Johns
>and Chuck). Although I understand what you've said, I don't feel
>entirely enlightened. It seems to me that:
>* it's possible to reproduce the SPL fairly accurately,
>* it's unlikely that our technology does,
>* our ears are remarkably competent at hiding deficiencies,
>* a number of justifications are used to avoid thinking
> about it, such as "our ears are not sensitive to phase-shift".
>Though the justifications are likely true, that doesn't seem enough
>of a reason not to attempt a combined mechanical/electrical end-to-end
>analysis that might yield an improvement.
You imply that audio would sound better if it more accurately
reproduced the original musical instruments. I suggest that most
people prefer a synthetic sound experience, which introduces
deliberately 'inaccurate' frequency response, echoes, harmonics, and
synthesized thingies that were not present in the original material.