Re: Subjective attenuation of low frequencies? ("Volpe, Christopher R (CRD)" )

Subject: Re: Subjective attenuation of low frequencies?
From:    "Volpe, Christopher R (CRD)"  <volpecr(at)CRD.GE.COM>
Date:    Fri, 8 Jun 2001 12:39:33 -0400

[regarding the reason bass sounds are perceived to diminish with repeated listening to a vinyl recording..] |> We supposed that this was due to the mechanical |> wear produced by |> the stylus contacing the grooves of the disc, effectively |> behaving like a |> cutting lathe, shaving off the groove modulations (which are |> biggest for |> bass notes). I realize that this is tangent to the question at hand, but... This is counter-intuitive to me. The wearing of the groove should act as a smoothing operator, effectively reducing the *high* frequency components, not the low frequency ones. Or am I missing something? Chris ============================================ Christopher R. Volpe Computer Scientist Visualization and Computer Vision Program Electronic Systems Laboratory Bldg KW, Room C215 General Electric Corporate Research & Development P.O. Box 8, Schenectady, NY 12301 (518) 387-7766, Dial Comm: 8*833-7766, Fax: (518) 387-6981 e-mail: volpecr(at) web:

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