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People using descriptive words on high-fi flat audio

Now that I've gotten a little deeper into the world of pro audio, I often hear people claiming this speaker or this DAC, etc. is so high quality - it sounds [insert random descriptive words]. Then ...
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How do I read this frequency response chart?

I'm looking for a directional (off-axis rejection) microphone with flat frequency response. The Shure SM81 is the only such mic that I've been able to find online, however its frequency response chart ...
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Why do subwoofers have different frequency ranges?

I am looking to buy a subwoofer. My previous subwoofer had a frequency range of 25hz - 1700 Hz. The one I am looking at now has a frequency range of 20 - 125 Hz. I am wondering why there is such a ...
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Is a shorter range frequency response better for audio quality

So i'm a designing a speaker system and im choosing between two midrange drivers: Tymphany TC9FD18-08 3-1/2" and Peerless SLS-85S25CP04-04 3-1/2" the frequency responses are 100 to 20,000hz and 70 to ...
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Do I have enough information to make frequency response curve?

I've built an adjustable sized speaker and I want to get frequency response curves for it. My setup to test it is a sine wave generator connected to a power amplifier connected to the speaker which ...
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7 band EQ frequencies for full-track playback?

I used to have a Mackie analog mixer, but I've switched over to using a midi controller (Launch Control XL), and I'm not limited by the 5 bands that existed on the Mackie (low cut, 80, 250, 800, 2500, ...
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Using EQ while mixing to compensate for frequency response of monitors/headphones

I've been wondering for a while whether it is possible to compensate for uneven frequency response in a pair of monitors or headphones. For example: I use the KRK Rokit 6's during my mixing as well ...
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How to define specifications for contact microphones?

How would you define and measure frequency response for a contact microphone? Microphone specifications rely on a standard medium -- the atmosphere -- as a starting point for defining performance, esp ...
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Why aren't all-pass filters used for rinnging out mics?

The common thing to do when ringing out microphones is to use a paramertic-eq with a narrow q and notch out the first few problematic frequency's. There are also some feedback-killer products that ...
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Recording slamming doors?

I'm a complete novice hoping for someone to point me in the right direction. I'm looking for (hopefully) a handheld recorder to record assorted banging (primarily slamming doors) from next door. ...
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I can't hear 18k in Audio Technica ATH-M50x headphones. Why?

I've just got ATH-M50x headphones. I've tried them with this 22 kHz >> 8 kHz test (at the top of the page). I can only hear the high frequency clearly after the voiceover says 17kHz. I've tried the ...
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Why are there headphones with frequencies beyond humans can hear? [duplicate]

For example Sennheiser HD 800 has 6 to 51,000 Hz but humans can only hear 20 to 20,000 Hz. Is there a benefit in terms of sound quality to humans if they listen to something they can't hear?
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What is the point of a frequency response higher than 20 Hz to 20 kHz?

According to Dr. Mike Hewitt the writer of Music Theory for Computer Musicians: "The general range of human hearing extends from about 20 Hz to 20 kHz, although this can vary depending upon the ...
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What is the resolution of human hearing?

The frequency range of human hearing is fairly common knowledge, at around 20Hz-20kHz. The range of volumes we can hear is between about 0 and 130 decibels. What is the resolution of human hearing ...
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Wide Frequency Response Microphones

Hey Guys, I'm curious about microphones which feature a wide frequency response, ie. over 20kHz, for recording SFX at 96 or 192 and later pitching down. What's out there? What have you used/own? ...
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Parabolic Speakers: Any experiences?

I'm working on an installation where the sound will probably be reproduced on a parabolic speaker; the frequency response could be worse (as low as 150Hz with a 2'-wide dish), but the frequency ...
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Monitoring and frequency response in the studio vs. sound stage

Dear all As you know, the sound stages have a precise and standardized reference level and frequency response (x-curve, physical dimension, delay, type of speakers, etc). In your editing studio, ...