I would appreciate any information that compares the sound character of the ads L-710/810 series from the late 1970s to the ads L-1090/1290 series from the mid 1980s.
I have heard that there are some subtle differences in the "sound stage" characteristics between these ads speaker designs.
There is a lot in common in the design between these ads designs. Both use: > silk-dome tweeter > silk dome mid-range > (2) woofers with butyl rubber surrounds
However, there is a difference in cabinet design: > The L-710/810 series is a bookshelf cabinet design that really need to use speakers stands > The L-1090/1290 series is a floor standing cabinet design
And, there is a difference in the placement of the tweeter and the mid-range: > The L-710/810 series use a horizontal placement of the tweeter and the mid-range > The L-1090/1290 series use a horizontal placement of the tweeter and the mid-range
So what are the differences in the overall sound between these two ads speakers designs? Is one design generally preferred over the other?
I always had a preference to the smaller woofer L-710 and L-1290's. The bass seemed tighter on those models, though room size would probably be something to consider. Great speakers at affordable prices.
I had both the L-710 and the L-810, my first intro to soft dome tweeters, wow!!! once you get hooked on the smoothness of a softdome, there is no going back. I know it doesn't address your thread, but hey...