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Old 8th June 2020
Gear Head

Originally Posted by thethrillfactor View Post

Or almost. Its way less of the first and the peak of the second.

You can hear 40hz on a pair of headphones right?

Theoretically your first length mode is 42.8hz. Can you hear it from 50cm clearly if room treatment is successful? Yes.
If you set up your speakers and your listening position in the center position of your room you are still going to hear 40hz -3db less, after "theoretically" perfect treatment.

I've attached the room simulator with setting up in the middle of the room and speakers 50cm away and theoretically "perfect treatment".
In this situation 42.9hz is -3db from 85.77hz which would usually be a big peak.

Now remember its theoretically perfect treatment which in most cases is almost impossible.
Well I can hear 40hz on a pair of headphones because there is no room factor. When loudspeakers interact with air and room, it all becomes a different story I believe.

Thank you for the room simulator example. Although I want to reiterate that the center of the room is definitely not where I want to sit I would be more than happy to hear 42.9 hz at my current setup, which you can see from the imgur links above.

You see this is where my problem starts. I am willing to compromise everything for a better mixing and listening environment, sleep in a smaller and cramped room, move the cabinet to the balcony where its kinda freezing during winter, "on the condition" that I can sit 100-150 cm away from my speakers at the front of my room. If after all these changes, panels, visits to construction markets, and I realize that the center of the room is still the "best" place to be positioned due to the nature of my room, I might as well put these speakers aside and continue mixing with Beyerdynamics DT 770 Pros. I guess this is the burden an audiophile needs to carry until they reach the desired outcome. Sorry for the rant, I knew buying speaker alone will not suffice, but I have never imagined how thorough and precise this process would turn out to be. I guess I need to finish what I have started and not let despair get in the way :D