Good day, experts. In Audio/video terms, what does the following means:
1. Bright sounding
2. Warm sounding
3. Dull sounding
Your explanation will be definitely a great help for a layman/novice in the A/V world.
Thanks & regards,
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Bright makes my head hurt, Warm means not making my head hurt. I'm confused about much of the terminology myself, just wait until you hear 'Its not bright sounding, its just a forward presentation'.
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I'm no expert either, but I'd offer with the following definitions
1. Bright sounding: presentation with an emphasis on the top end (i.e. in higher frequencies)
2. Warm sounding: presentation accentuating the middle frequencies (or mid-range)
3. Dull sounding: what it says on the tin -- lacking vitality and dynamic range
A lot of the terminology associated with hi-fi and AV equipment can be rather descriptive. Indeed, "neutrality" is often a stated objective, which would rule out any of the above as desirable. On the other hand, if some prefer a "warm" or "bright" sound (i.e. not neutral), who am I to argue.
Ultimately we're dealing with somewhat intangible concepts here...
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1) Bonnie Langford
2) Sean Connery
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Eseentially, they're all saying the same thing but it sounds different. Forward would be Brian Blessed
Formerly Still known as Lee H
And just to add something I've mentioned before - bright and harsh are two different things. Something can be bright, but sweet. Harsh usually brings with it an irritating sound that makes you want to turn it down. Or off.
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Thanks for the info,Paul.
Well said, S4C...Much appreciated.
You're a funny man...Thanks...
A little of topic,but can someone explain why PCM rather than DTS is displayed on my AV,when playing my ps3....its connected via HDMI?
By the way i have no idea if i have a bright or whatever sounding system...sorry
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Because your PS3 is doing the encode rather than bitsteaming it raw to your amp to let it do the encode. Do you have the Fat or the Thin PS3?
its the slim ps3.....even when i use the avr's dsp it still displays PCM
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