how about adding "laid back"?
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1/16/08 at 3:30am
|cold The same as "cool," only more so. Having somewhat excessive upper-range output and weak lower-range output.
cool Moderately deficient in body and warmth, due to progressive attenuation of frequencies below about 150Hz.
Stereophile: Sounds Like? An Audio Glossary
I was unable to find any real consensus on the breakdown of the frequency range into bass, mids and highs (and the divisions within those ranges).
If anyone has an authoratative view on this, I'd love to hear it.
Looking at the list of terms for frequency ranges, I wouldn't take it as gospel, although as a rough guide for the uninitiated, it's useful.
Extreme Bottom : below 32 Hz
Low bass, Bottom octave : 20 to 40 Hz
Midbass : 40 to 80 Hz
Upper bass : 80 to 160 Hz
Lower midrange : 160 to 320 Hz
Midrange : 320 to 2560 Hz (2.5 kHz)
Upper midrange : 2560 to 5120 Hz (2.56-5.12 kHZ)
Highs, lower highs : 5120 to 10,240 Hz (5.12-10.24 kHz)
Extreme highs, top octave : 10,240 to 20,000 Hz (10.24-20 kHz)
from the "Introduction: How to Read TAS" by Harry Pearson
1994 edition "Guide to High End Audio Components"
I appreciate your perspective on this. FWIW; When I noted that the OP fordgtlover commented... "I was unable to find any real consensus on the breakdown of the frequency range into bass, mids and highs (and the divisions within those ranges). If anyone has an authoratative view on this, I'd love to hear it."
I recalled seeing this info in print somewhere and thought I'd contribute to the thread, giving proper credit to its source.
Being a devoted reader of "The Absolute Sound" magazine for many years (about 1980-2001), I personally consider Harry Pearson as authoritative a source as can be found. His "breakdown" seems more specific, and yours somewhat general. However no one's infallible, and I sincerely do appreciate your perspective (as said earlier).