- Feb 26, 2008
You guys are awsome! I'm learning so much.
The waterfalls seem to show a lot of bass decay in Sony and near 4 kHz decay in Koss and that seems to correlate to the strong bass in Sony and near 4 kHz peak in Koss that I could hear/measure.
But would decay would be audible when using constant signal from frequency generator?
Is decay inherently bad in transducers?
Ideally the decay should accurately mimic the decay in the original source neither extending it nor truncating it. Think about an unamplified double bass playing a single note , only the first few cycles will be close to maximum amplitude then the peaks will get smaller and smaller until eventually the string stops oscillating. if you are still hearing the tone 5 seconds after the string has come to rest something is wrong similarly if the transducer stops vibrating while the note (source) is still ringing strongly you have an excessively overdamped transducer