- Jan 15, 2020
Parting / Random ThoughtsAs stated in the Foreword, this written review is purposely a cliff’s notes version. For details about the performance (objectively and subjectively) please watch the YouTube video. But a few notes:
- Mid-High frequency sounds boosted; sometimes sounding ‘brittle’ or ‘sharp’. Notably there is sibilance in the upper octaves but also I noticed a peaking in the 2-4kHz region on various tracks. Looking at the estimated in-room response backs up what I heard pretty readily.
- “Soft” on the midbass. Looking at the data I see a bump around 110-120Hz but a rolloff below this with an F3 = 84Hz.
- I noted that in my listening I heard resonance. I thought this was in the 200Hz region but I see no signs of this. Looking at the data I see the bump around 110Hz (mentioned above) and wonder if that’s what I was hearing. The bump indicates a mild-Q from what is possibly a slightly-undersized enclosure. Based on my experience, I’m tempted to say this is more likely the culprit of the resonance I heard. Though, it could have very well been a room mode.
- Tons of SPL. The compression data shows a similar issue as the center channel version (reviewed here).