What is timing? Timing is when all frequencies arrive at the same time. To achieve this in a speaker where the drivers have different acoustic centers, we need to time-compensate the driver.
Timing is one of the most important things in music reproduction. If the high frequency from the tweeter comes before the lower notes from the woofer, we lose focus and clarity. You can cheat by increase the treble level and getting more detail, but then we lose the tonal balance and move away from true music reproduction.
Timing is not a big deal when we measure. But still in music reproduction one of the most important things. It’s like not being the strongest or fastest, easy to measure. It is being in the right place at the right time.
With the right timing, we get a deeper, wider and more stable sound image. More micro details and we get closer to the music and the artists.
How it works
The woofer acoustical center is different compared to a tweeter which has the cone and voice coil closer to the front. Woofer and tweeter must be placed at a different distance to the listener. Because they have different acoustical centre.
That’s why the Qln speaker has a tilted baffle. Then the acoustic center is the same for all drives.
We want you to listen to music – not to loudspeakers.