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    A friend has bought some second hand JBLs originally costing £30k, and they use a 15" woofer going up to a very high frequency, and with a 4" voice coil. They do tight bass.

    I used to listen to Don Partridge playing live in our Broad St, and my home speakers never got near the sound of his kick drum, they made it 'woolly'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Anyway, no, she hated my Martin Logan Descent, now long gone.

    The issue appears to be long throw woofers. My main speakers extend to 21 Hz at +/- 0DB in room. That doesn't bother her even with tracks with copious amounts of bass. Why? Very high surface area woofer with low excursion.

    Punch deep holes in the air with a long throw sub and she soon complains.

    Long throw woofers punch air that is truly room/car 'wall' penetrating.

    Bad news for others.
    Hmm, interesting theory.

    To my mind, there is something different about "subwoofer bass", which I find a bit oppressive/impressive and wifey objects to, and maybe that is it.
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    When I have the surround sound on a movie my wife keeps asking whats that cracking noise ? Chap walking up the drive on gravel, whats that creaking noise ? key in the castle door opening and so on, she don't like noises. Thats why I said she would be perfectly happy with a black and white mono tv, and a old manual tune radio, music and sounds are not her thing lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSJR View Post
    Most domestic speakers really don't 'do' bass properly and I remain convinced really that you need large drivers to even begin to do this, no matter how these drivers are loaded. sadly, 12" or larger bass units aren't domestically acceptable in 99% of homes and having a separate listening room or rooms is so damned unsociable and 'solitary' in my opinion.
    Agree. I'd have 18" drivers if I could get away with it.

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    You still have to have a room large enough though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    You still have to have a room large enough though.

    Yes, large enough to fit them in, and to be able to sit far enough back for the drivers to integrate.

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    I don't think they'd make very good nearfield monitors.
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    Like Meghan Trainor says, Itís all about that bass.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Anyway, no, she hated my Martin Logan Descent, now long gone.

    The issue appears to be long throw woofers. My main speakers extend to 21 Hz at +/- 0DB in room. That doesn't bother her even with tracks with copious amounts of bass. Why? Very high surface area woofer with low excursion.

    Punch deep holes in the air with a long throw sub and she soon complains.

    Long throw woofers punch air that is truly room/car 'wall' penetrating.

    Bad news for others.
    Interesting theory, though Iím not convinced itís right.
    Dave

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    my good lady wife is not a fan of lager at all

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