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Old 21st October 2008, 01:33 AM   #1
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Default Dr. Gedlee interview - bass extension

just finished reading an interview of Dr. Gedlee in voice coil magazine. would like a brief expansion of what he said, possibly by the Dr. himself, if available.
"...often too much midrange performance is sacrificed for an extended low end... Better... is to make the main speakers have reasonable low end ( but not extended at the sake of the mids), and then to extend the low end, when required, through the use of subs - the more the better."

i agree with the concept of matching the mains to the subs but i am curious about what frequency range(s) in the mids are affected by modeling a box for different bass extension and by how much?

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Old 21st October 2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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Hi,

He may be talking about the bass/mid driver choice in the first place,
not the alleged "detrimental" effects of bass loading on the midrange.

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Old 21st October 2008, 03:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Dr. Gedlee interview - bass extension

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i agree with the concept of matching the mains to the subs but i am curious about what frequency range(s) in the mids are affected by modeling a box for different bass extension and by how much?
I was referring to the fact that bass extension can only come with cone excursion increases. I believe that crossovers are evil things to be avoided at nearly all costs (obviously you have to have at least one IMO). This necessitates taking the woofer very high in frequency by many standards. The wide bandwidth of this choice aggravates problems related to cone excursion. So, to me, its not a good idea to extend the bass, especially since multiple subs work better anyways, if its going to muddy the mids near the crossover.

This is what I meant by the system design making nonlinearity irrelavent.


Is this clearer?
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Old 21st October 2008, 03:34 PM   #4
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yes , i see what you where referring to. thanks for the reply

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A common point of confusion is "GedLee" versus "Geddes".

GedLee is the company name which comes from Geddes/Lee, Dr. Lidia Lee being my business partner as well as my wife. My name is Earl Geddes.

Lidia had an academic publishing trail and changing names can be a problem. Also, in the Asian culture, wifes do not take on the husbands family name, although all the children do. So we found a compromise which mostly works.
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Old 21st October 2008, 04:57 PM   #7
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I hear that a lot. I didn't even know the name Geddy Lee when we did this. I don't know if it would have made a difference or not.
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