maxmercy Posted December 19, 2014 Author Report Share Posted December 19, 2014 I guess the only way to find out would be to use a higher distortion sub system to playback scenes at the same level and push the drivers to a specific distortion point and then see if you can hear a difference. For full range speakers, even on complex content, I find it easy to tell when THD gets above 10%, hence my <5% rule of thumb. I know for a fact scenes that my lone THT would play sounded different than when I had two of them sharing the load at the same volume level....but the FR was better for the dual THTs....so not apples/apples. I'm pretty sure if I had eight 12" drivers having to move further to duplicate the same stuff the eight 15's do, I would be able to tell the difference, and that difference would be entirely distortion related due to excursion requirements, but I am not willing to conduct this experiment....maybe at a gtg? Set up two systems, equivalent FR, one taxed more than the other for equal SPL, and try to do blind testing with some of the classic scenes? JSS Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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