MMurg Posted March 21 Share Posted March 21 59 minutes ago, carewser said: You used a lot of ethereal terms there I don't really understand but i've heard people use similar language in describing the sound of LP's which is another thing i'll never understand as it's flawed 128 year old technology that I moved beyond a long time ago Were I to purchase any of the Heritage Line from Klipsch i'm pretty sure i'd go with the Cornwall's as i'm something of a bass and spec hound and they're cheaper and smaller than the LaScala's yet for some reason produce much deeper bass (34hz compared to 51hz) Reading a spec sheet for the frequency response and thinking you know what a speaker is going to sound like is monumentally ignorant. Frequency response is only one of many factors that influence the sound of a speaker. It may not even be the dominant one. Things like sensitivity, directivity, dynamic range, phase response, intermodulation (IM) and harmonic distortion, driver crossover/integration and more play a big role as well. Also, saying you wouldn't even listen to the La Scala if given the chance shows how closed-minded you are. Yes, the La Scala is somewhat of a compromise, a speaker of tradeoffs. The reason the La Scala response starts to drop off after about 50 Hz is that it has horn-loaded bass. The low frequency cutoff of a horn is related to the size of the horn. The La Scala is about as small as you can practically make a speaker with horn-loaded bass with a somewhat reasonable cutoff. However, what you gain with horn-loaded bass is vastly higher bass sensitivity and hence much higher dynamic range and much lower distortion. The IM distortion can be orders of magnitude lower than that of bass reflex or acoustic suspension speakers. You also get better controlled directivity down to the Schroeder frequency where room modes take over. That high dynamic range and low distortion is the "energy" that @KT88 was trying to describe. It hard to describe to someone if you've never heard a speaker with horn-loaded bass. Maybe try listening to them before forming an opinion. Like any other speaker, the La Scala is not something everyone will like. However, it's not a "flaw" that its bass cuts off where it does. It was a conscious design compromise to have horn-loaded bass in that cabinet size. 5 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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