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ELP and directional bass Re: Re: surround looping

I'm with Richard:
There's a song on Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's first album where Greg Lake's
fuzz bass is panned vigrously... sure seems directional to me.  ;-)

> [Original Message]
> From: Richard Zvonar <zvonar@zvonar.com>
> To: Jon Southwood <jsouthwood@gmail.com>;
> Date: 5/20/2005 2:54:09 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: surround looping
> At 1:14 PM -0500 5/20/05, Jon Southwood wrote:
> >Regarding the 10.2 and the 16.8.1, I have to ask a potentially 
> >stupid question:
> >
> >I was always under the impression (having it read it many times) that
> >the low frequencies for which a subwoofer is designed to reproduce are
> >not 'directional'. By that, I mean (in case my terminology is off
> >[likely]) that one cannot determine the direction from which the low
> >frequencies came, or rather one cannot 'locate' the source of the low
> >frequencies.
> I don't agree with this "truism" about bass having no directionality. 
> It's simply more difficult to localize bass frequencies, but given 
> that you hear bass with your whole body I think you can perceive 
> where different bass sounds are coming from.
> In a complex system with many speakers I think it works pretty well 
> to use multiple subs. This is especially true in a listening 
> environment such as a club where the audience is free to circulate.
> Also be aware that in a specialized setup the crossover frequency 
> could be tweaked to suit the combination of speakers and architecture.
> -- 
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