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Getting that "big speaker" sound [message #80455] Thu, 11 September 2014 18:43 Go to next message
iLoveiPod is currently offline  iLoveiPod
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Can you really get that "big speaker" sound out of these teeny tiny little speakers that come packaged in the all-in-one boxes now? What about those "sound bars?" How do they compare with larger speakers? Does larger always equal better?
Re: Getting that "big speaker" sound [message #80456 is a reply to message #80455] Thu, 11 September 2014 20:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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My opinion:

No, you can't get big sound out of a small speaker. And yes, bigger is better.

Actually, it isn't an opinion. It's fact, described first as "Hoffman's Iron Law" and then later quantified by Neville Thiele and Richard Small in the now famous T/S formulas.

Re: Getting that "big speaker" sound [message #80540 is a reply to message #80455] Fri, 19 September 2014 08:18 Go to previous message
audioaudio90 is currently offline  audioaudio90
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Those little speakers tend to use psychoacoustic principles to mimic the big bass sound, but it's just not the same. They aren't moving a lot of air and you don't feel it like you do with large speakers.
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