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An advanced replacement [message #84566] Sun, 12 February 2017 04:16 Go to next message
sawyer25  is currently offline sawyer25
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Is it only me or does anyone else find the modern day home theaters to be a bit bulky? I am of the opinion that a less 'complicated' system would actually do the trick. Smaller subwoofers and/or speakers sounds like a great idea.
Re: An advanced replacement [message #84570 is a reply to message #84566 ] Sun, 12 February 2017 11:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham  is currently offline Wayne Parham
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Bigger is better!

Seriously, where speakers are concerned, bigger truly is better. Hoffman's Iron Law states that you can have any two of the following: small size, deep bass or high efficiency. You can optimize any two, but not all three. So if the speaker is small, it must be either inefficient or bass shy, possibly both.

This rule is quantified in the Thiele/Small formulas used to design all modern loudspeakers.

Re: An advanced replacement [message #84580 is a reply to message #84570 ] Sun, 12 February 2017 23:53 Go to previous message
bcharlton  is currently offline bcharlton
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Wayne Parham wrote on Sun, 12 February 2017 11:12

Bigger is better!

Seriously, where speakers are concerned, bigger truly is better. Hoffman's Iron Law states that you can have any two of the following: small size, deep bass or high efficiency. You can optimize any two, but not all three. So if the speaker is small, it must be either inefficient or bass shy, possibly both.

This rule is quantified in the Thiele/Small formulas used to design all modern loudspeakers.



Thanks for this Wayne; I had no idea there was some science behind it. I love bass in my speakers so I don't think there's any need to think of any other replacement.
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