If my cat could talk


If my cat Emily Dickinson could talk, she would say: “In your recording, I thought I heard a tapping on any membrane, a typical crackle, even at the loudest part. Probably the speaker cone of the electric bass. Also microphone membranes can not be arbitrarily far deflected. They beat somewhere. Even at lower volume, these membranes leave the realm of linear response. Then it sounds distorted. If music is being played in a normal room, the energy of the non-directional bass frequencies is maintained through the walls together and can easily overwhelm one or many elements of the transmission chain, power supplies amplifiers. Capacitors reach their capacity limit, resistors also can not let any amount of amperage, but convert it into heat and burn where appropriate. The most vulnerable are speaker cones. Under too large signal they leave the linear range of the excitation coil, then they start to wobble and eventually they hit on the coil housing on. They first make crackling sounds and then something like a hammer blow. It can even tear the membrane. In large rooms, the energy of the low frequencies distributed spherical. The individual listener hears not enough. The high frequencies are directed much stronger and perhaps sound for just a part of the concert hall. Therefore, the middle seats are better than the outside seats. Out of this angle they fall, the sound approaches that of a medium wave radio. I hope I have given a clear explanation.”

Thus spoke the Cat about:

comment to my cat criticaster portrait at flickr:

stop-with-music393 views  |  13 comments  |  13 favorites
bud_marschner said:
My comment was meant to be a humorous comment on arguments common here in the US. When I was a teenager, back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, while listening to rock I always pushed the bass way up on the home sound system and dad would come home and complain that someone had pushed the bass way up with a look much like your cat!

  1. Frizztext10 minutes ago

    I like to interprete it ironically too – maybe rock music is an ironic response vs. the strict rules of classic concert’s quality level

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