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18 inch subwoofer vs multiple 12 inch subwoofers with bookshelf speakers
thx best, I don't know the Rythmik products.  Servo controlled is another factor.  Theoretically, according to Doug Blackburn, I would predict a servo 12" would still integrate better than a servo 18".  But it would be an apple/orange comparison ... 
18 inch subwoofer vs multiple 12 inch subwoofers with bookshelf speakers
ditusa, The article by Doug Blackburn is absolutely correct. The "speed" heard is not from the bass. It is from the accurate reproduction of midrange and HF overtones of the bass fundamental. Smaller bass drivers extend up to the mid bass and sig... 
Jay's "Ugly Truth" video
Another perspective.  Go to a live concert of unamplified music.  For me, I want maximum clarity/detail.  Only the 1st row center will do.  98% of the other seats are sorely deficient for what I want in the sonic realm.  You should enjoy the live ... 
Sat front row at the symphony...
frogman, Your analogy of pointillistic artists actually makes my case, haha.  The semi-random points provide lots of detail at close viewing, but they don't make much sense until you move away and then can see what the real picture is.  The dista... 
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Have you been to Preservation Hall in New Orleans?  I was there in 2005, a few months before Hurricane Katrina.  Before going, I had visions of some big concert hall, but I laughed when I saw that it was the inside of a cave with walls of rocks.  ... 
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A mathematical definition of detail is the sum total of information at all freq.  Musically speaking, it is perception of the note fundamental with all the added harmonics, or multiples of the fundamental freq.  Since further distance has the main... 
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It is telling to come back to the original poster who started this thread, mikeydee.  From the front row of Heinz Hall, he still was mesmerized by the acoustics and dynamics.  So the front row offered so much, not just the details of the front vio... 
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Interesting points about the Sibelius violin concerto.  The opening minute or two is very soft and dreamy for the orchestra, with the soloist a little louder so it is still dominant.  Orchestra and soloist are playing together in the appropriate b... 
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You may like the sound in the balcony and from your speakers, but this is a bit of an apples/oranges comparison.  Depending on the music, Telarc recordings employ a mix of close mikes and distant hall mikes to capture hall ambience.  Some recordin... 
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Also, do you know the 1967 Turnabout LP of the Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, Dallas Symphony conducted by Donald Johanos?  The 3rd movement highlight is the crackling brass fanfare near the end, culminating in cymbal and tympani crashes.  This wa... 
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frogman, Ah, now I understand you better.  Your references are bass clarinet, saxes which are middle and lower midrange/midbass instruments, as opposed to the violin, which is midrange/HF.  Lower freq instruments gel at greater distance, and are ... 
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frogman, Violin concertos are carefully scored for orchestra realizing the inherent SPL limitations of a solo violin.  For the great concertos, the orch is reduced to pianissimo when the solo violin is playing.  When the violin soloist takes a br... 
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Mischa Mischakoff was the most esteemed concertmaster of the 20th century.  He was with the NBC Symphony under Toscanini, and I love his solos on those recordings.  When he retired, he was with the Detroit Symphony.  I visited him in Detroit in 19... 
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You have a wealth of concert hall experience.  I love the mono recordings on Mercury of Rafael Kubelik + Chicago SO in Orchestra Hall (I guess renamed Symphony Center).  Have you tried a few locations there to compare the recordings with what you ... 
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mahler123, Good observations.  The short wavelengths of high freq (HF) mean that HF are more absorbed than lower freq (LF) at greater distance.  So the tonal balance at greater distance is skewed toward LF.  At close distances, the natural HF pre...