As many of you know I suffer extreme hearing loss (especially high
freqs), so Don's comment really hit home for me. Several years ago I
debated buying a home theater system with prof. speakers as I
wondered if I could discern the improvement. I found that having
very linear response from 50-Hz to 20KHz improved understanding of
voice on the TV as well as enjoyable music.
Later, I found choosing the flat response program in my hearing aids
also provided the crispest voices and better understanding.
Long ago I bought a pair of Sony stereo headsets for listening to
weak signals on ham radio. Appears that also was a good move.
So even if the audio output is restricted to 300-4000 Hz the speaker
reproduces that faithfully.
My new blue-tooth capable hearing aids have much wider freq response
as I am hearing a wider range from low to high freq. The plus is my
iphone connects directly to my hearing aids for best hearing in
public (and that half is private). I have yet to try using bluetooth
with my K3. Let you know how that sounds, later.
73, Ed - KL7UW
PS: my KX3 audio will be connected to the truck speakers via sync;
more on that, later.
From: Don Wilhelm <donw...@embarqmail.com>
To: MaverickNH <cbjesse...@comcast.net>, email@example.com
Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?
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In my opinion, a speaker should not "color" the audio response of the
While it is true that there is not normally much response above 4000Hz
from a ham transceiver, the speaker should not be the limiting factor.
IMHO, the best characteristic of a speaker is the flatness of its
response curve rather than its frequency range. A speaker with a flat
response will allow you to hear the transceiver "as it should be"
without distortion. So my vote is for "High-Fidelity" speakers.
73, Ed - KL7UW
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