Is the World Flat?

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Is the World Flat?

Postby DanDan » Mon May 17, 2010 3:32 pm

There seems to be a widespread ambition to achieve a flat line frequency response these days.
This appears to be in direct contradiction to various historical wisdoms.
Note the warm curve in Scott's Understanding RTA page on this site.
Note also the remarkable similarity between that curve and the one used by Bruel and Kjaer here

Both of these sources suggest a listening curve, broadly speaking sloping from +3 at 100 down to -3 around 10K.
Personally, I find such a response, used in a fairly dead CR, yields excellent translation to the outside world.

I would like to find the reasons behind this, some original research or experiments.
B and K suggest some 'field' reasons, and some reference to concert halls.
Could anyone here plse point me to the research which lead to these HF roll offs?
Comments and views would be very welcome also.

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Re: Is the World Flat?

Postby bert stoltenborg » Mon May 17, 2010 11:00 pm


this equipment, and those moustaches.
This was how to score girls, look at my analyzer!

For the rest I agree, but I don't seem to remember people here advantaging totally straight house curves?
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Re: Is the World Flat?

Postby Scott R. Foster » Tue May 18, 2010 10:49 pm

'taint much of curve if it is straight now is it?
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