Originally Posted by Tube World
How do freq's sound below 60 hz with speakers that do not go below 65 hz
Provided that there are no problems at that frequency range, when you do NOT use a HPF, the track is perceived as "bigger", "fuller", "enter your own non technical term here"...
Combined with this excellent post by Greg Reierson:
For a frequency response range to be useful you need to know how the upper and lower boundaries are defined. If the speaker is rated 65Hz to 15kHz plus or minus 3 dB it will still have output above 15k and below 65Hz. How steeply it rolls off depends on the design of the speaker but there will probably be quite a lot at 60Hz, less as 50Hz, less at 40Hz, (ignoring a lot of things that can happen as a result of cabinet / crossover design). |
If you put a HFP at 60Hz you will affect the audio above 65Hz as well.
I believe this post:
may not be relevant anymore, although appreciated.
So, in my humble opinion, the range or quality of the listener's speakers do not have a lot to do, with our (the MEs') choice of whether to use a HPF or a LPF or any other type of filter.