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Why Use Pull-Offs?
Not hearing enough bass through your monitors? The distance between your room boundaries and speakers has a huge impact on your bass performance. Speakers are more omnidirectional at low frequencies, meaning bass waves radiate in all directions, causing a rumbling ruckus. Bass waves radiate backward from your speakers, toward the wall in front of you… and when they hit the wall, they reflect.
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A pull-off is the opposite of a hammer-on. An already-ringing note is released by the player's finger to play a lower note on the same string without plucking the string again. For instance, a player plucks and plays a note on the 5th fret held with their third finger. While it is ringing, the player holds down the 3rd fret note on the same string with their first finger and releases the third finger on the 5th fret to allow the first finger note to ring. Just like the hammer-on, pull-offs give a slightly different quality to the note being played versus a common plucked note. They sound different, and using a pull-off is an artistic choice. Also like hammer-ons, it gives a player's plucking hand a break from plucking. This can help with speed and allow playing more notes with less effort.
This applies to all AV systems and should be considered as guidance when making installation decisions. Some people advocate that differences in professional and domestic audio requirements dictate slightly different approaches to Bass Management. For the recording studio or large broadcast venue to achieve the best audio in-room integration with accurate real-life sound the same principals apply along with the need to have the system, whether it be 2 channel or multichannel, set up correctly. The pursuit of audio excellence with a dynamic audio experience that mirrors closely the original recording depends on many factors that apply the same irrespective of domestic or professional requirements. This article, however, focuses on the domestic user which after all said and done is the ultimate requirement for HiFi and the place where audio listening is enjoyed the most. The primary function of Bass Management in Home Theatre or Multichannel audio only reproduction is to increase the dynamic range, or the total sound pressure make it louder that can be delivered by the speaker system. However, depending on the performance of the loudspeakers in use, this priority is not appropriate in the pursuit of HiFi and all situations where accurate music reproduction is desired. This effectively tells the processor that all speakers are to receive a full range signal and that bass for each channel is to go directly to that channel without filtering.