It is better than the CDP R3 but in ways where the music tone is more full and rich.
The average quality of computer speaker systems is improving. That's not saying much.
It couldn't get much worse. It's always been possible to connect a really good sound system to a PC - well, to any PC with sound hardware beyond the PC speakeranyway. Since all PC sound cards have a normal unbalanced one-stereo-pair line level output, you can just plug 'em straight into a stereo, home theatre or PA system of arbitrary gruntiness, and you're away.
People don't generally do that, though. People generally plug in little dinky plastic speakers, instead. These usually have their own teeny amplifier built in, and they usually sound like a transistor radio falling down a drainpipe. Nowadays, though, sound cards with four or more channel output are dirt cheap.
Games can use multi-channel surround sound, and it's pretty easy to convert a PC into an OK DVD player with surround output of various flavours. Accordingly, more and more people are buying fancier "multimedia" speaker systems. The basic kind of half-decent PC speaker system is the "2.
Putting the comparatively big bass driver in a separate box lets you keep the total speaker system size down, since the satellites can stay pretty weedy; bass is non-directional, so it's OK to have just one bass speaker. Well, that's the theory, anyway.
For multi-channel audio you need a couple of surround speakers as well, making a 4. Subwoofers are meant to be what the name suggests - below a wooferand dealing only with the really low bass. Certainly below 80Hz cycles per second and probably below 40Hz.
Once you're down below 40Hz, you're actually rather deeper than you need, for a lot of program material. Never mind that if you're shopping for a multimedia speaker system, though, because their "subwoofers" are almost without exception nothing like as beefy as a "proper" sub.
They typically use five or six inch "drivers" the actual round electromechanical transducer things that make the noisein some kind of ported cabinet not just a sealed box that gives them reasonable efficiency amount of noise per unit power.
These high-efficiency ported enclosures also, however, have a hefty hump in their efficiency curve in some reasonably bass-ish region of the frequency axis; the higher the hump is and the lower the frequency it occurs at, the "bassier" the little sub will sound.
A really high resonance peak, though, will drown out other frequencies; the sub will resonate like a drum, and sound very crummy. The drivers in small subs aren't likely to have an intrinsic resonance below about 60Hz, and may only manage 80Hz or more.
Middle C is Hz or so; it varies with the tuning of your instrumentand every octave is a factor-of-two frequency change, so 65Hz is only a couple of octaves below middle C.
That's not exactly subterranean bass; normal pianos go an octave and a bit lower. It's really, really difficult to get worthwhile response out of any speaker much below the resonance of the bass driver it uses, so 50Hz response, at best, is all you can reasonably expect from pretty much any multimedia speaker subwoofers.
The small speaker boxes count against these subs as well; all things being equal, the smaller the box, the lousier the bass response.
As if that's not enough, these "subwoofers" often have to work as midrange speakers as well, because they're teamed up with really tiny satellite speakers which have a hard time playing anything below about Hz.
Getting response up to, and past, Hz out of a six inch bass driver is easy. But if you do it, you end up with a subwoofer whose location is obvious, because it's not playing bass and nothing else.
Because real bass is non-directional, a properly set up subwoofer can't be located by ear.
If the sub has to play higher frequencies, though, it becomes much harder to get yourself a good stereo soundstage. Fortunately, as demonstrated by the popularity of horrible little two-box speaker systems, most multimedia speaker buyers are Everybody's a non-critical listener when they're not really paying attention to whatever sounds are being played at them.
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JL audio v2 Bass knob does not work and the remote turn on does not work. Help. Posted by camelherder on Aug 19, Want Answer 0. either that or you got a wire hooked up backwards in the sub..
but my guess is that the sub is hooked up wrong that sub should be hooked up in a series or in parallel. Great loc hook up is easy and the bass knob is a great addition. Having the remote power to turn on the amp is nice also Searches related to the Scosche LOC90 Speaker to RCA Line Output Converter 2-channel speaker-to-RCA line output converter with remote level control.
Scosche. Scosche Line Out Converters/5(46). This LOC works well. The unit produces high quality bass to the rca outputs. The only issue I had is that the adjustment knobs broke off, but this was easily fixed by opening up the unit and bending the metal tabs up. This was most likely a defect in just the unit I ordered.
I would just leave them alone, they shouldn't need adjustment/5(). Hi All, Well it's landed.A mint condition low use SONY CDP-R1a & DAS-R1a after a few delays on the dispatch front, will be hooking it up tonight and doing the A/B comparison against the CDP R3.