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    Is it just mine who's hates bass ? every time I think wow listen to that track the wife says whats that muffled sound ? BASS ! Sounds horrible.

    If she had her way we would be listening to a cheap radio with a high pitched tinny speaker, with a mono tv.

    They just don't seem to get it with quality hifi/surround sound ? must be in their make up ??
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    Perhaps she is just more critical of bass quality than you are... .. .

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    Maybe it the bass type she doesn't like.

    Rear ported speakers don't work for me. I never got my Dynaudio Contour 1.3 Mk.II's sounding right, just lots of accentuated bass drone (if that makes sense). And they cost me a sight more than any of the big Tannoys I usually opt for, they do good bass slam!
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    Mine's all about the bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    Perhaps she is just more critical of bass quality than you are... .. .
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    Does she work for Linn?

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    Wifey is not at all keen on deep bass.
    She really hates 'subwoofer bass'.

    Which is OK with me as it is seldom found in my music choices.

    She thinks my system has too much bass.
    Which is correct as there is a room resonance bass hump of a few dB that I quite enjoy so leave it unattended to.
    Last edited by jandl100; 27-12-2018 at 07:07.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Wifey is not at all keen on deep bass.
    She really hates 'subwoofer bass'.

    Which is OK with me as it is seldom found in my music choices.

    She thinks my system has too much bass.
    Which is correct as there is a room resonance bass hump of a few dB that I quite enjoy so leave it unattended to.
    If she says the bass is giving her a headache, it's probably due to the fact that men's brains have a higher mass and so resonate at a lower frequency.
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    Let's face it chaps, we're hobbyists and gear frieaks in addition to hopefully loving the music too. 'We'll' make all manner of excuses for our often shit sounding but blingy stereo's (our rooms usually finish off the cacophony) and our lady? Partners come straight to the point as they couldn't give a stuff about the gear or what it looks like, but often they DO love good music too... Mine was quite happy until we moved here and acquired a bad room for bass (I've discovered ) and has been most vociferous about my speaker shenanigans ever since the active ATC's were sold (there's a moral here I must follow up on in 2019 ).

    Maybe the moral is to take our partners to local acoustic music venues regularly so we both get a taste for 'reality' here - the local pub on a jazz night or summat, or a local samba group ? Hopefully that'd give both parties an idea of what proper bass should sound like - maybe the sub could be ditched - most are crap with music anyway ime...
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    There is another solution chaps, let your other half have their own system, it works for me the good lady even has her own listening room as well, she prefers much bigger fuller bass than myself which is why she has four large drivers for the bass in her system.
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