why 3-way not 2-way?
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Wharfedale Jade 3 http://www.wharfedale.co.uk/Products/Product/tabid/78/PID/244/CID/247/language/en-GB/Default.aspx#detail
I believe Acdoan means the Neumann KH 310. It's an active speaker; newly reinvented from the K+H O300. These are the finest speakers I've ever heard; I own them (i.e., the O300D).
The Polk mentioned by Timrhu did well in the Stereophile review. It's ported. I'd probably choose the Jade 3 instead of the Polk based on how well the Jade 7 did on JA's test bench.
Bryston's new speaker line has a 3-way stand mount. http://www.bryston.com/products/speakers/Model_T_Mini.html
Good question, why 3 way and not 2?
Can't think of ANY newer smaller 3 way designs I have heard recently that have uniquely caught my ear. They seem to be somewhat rarer these days in high end audio circles than in past years.
Maybe for good reason. I've always tended to prefer comparable 2 ways over 3 over the years when have had chances to compare. More drivers + crossover than needed is usually not a good thing I seem to find. I tend to look for less drivers and simpler or no crossover to the extent possible.
I still like my old OHM Ls, which are 3 way but with tweeter and supertweeter, not midrange. OHM Acoustics still sells those refurbed with more modern innards and drivers for reasonable price when available.
I would like to hear the Dabers. Seem like a good design and good value.