I'm never going to hear a megaspeaker in a good room am I?


Was thinking about something. There’s a thread about good $40K speakers which made me think that honestly despite hearing a lot of them at shows, I’ve never heard one in a decent environment. Now, perhaps we can argue:

If it doesn’t sound good anywhere, including a hotel room, is it really that good a speaker?


But let’s not go that route. But I am thinking to myself, in well treated rooms the best speakers I’ve heard were merely mid-range Wilsons and Magicos. I say "merely" because they were under $40k, not because of performance. The two best speakers I’ve heard, in medicore rooms were the SF Stradivari and Snell A/III, and top of the line Vandersteen.

All the $40K + speakers I’ve heard have been at shows, and either very badly treated rooms, or in halls so big the first reflection point was like a mountain echo. Am I ever going to get to listen to $40K+ speakers in great rooms anywhere again??

As a result, I’ve developed a severe bias against the performance of mega speakers, because I only ever hear them in terrible rooms and have not heard one I’d spend money for, and honestly that's unfair to them.

erik_squires
I would suggest you enjoy what you have and stop complaining.
Really? 


Eric, Perhaps one day I will buy speakers in $20k-$40k range.  I had Daedalus top range speakers in mind (Zeus), but the only place I can hear them is at the manufacturer's listening room.  Nothing wrong with that, since I can get best advice and selection there.  On the other hand I bought wonderful speakers from the company (Hyperion) that had no established dealer base and went bankrupt.
Hifi porn for oligarchs and plutocrats seems the direction many good companies are aiming for increasingly. Real estate too, just google "castles for sale" and you will see what I mean. Our hobby is not seemingly immune from the unfolding tragedy we are making of the world. Not that I’m complaining as my lot in life allows me my fair share of porn.
I have listened to systems from $100K to $800K in different and well designed rooms.  My biggest take away has been, gee they sound really good but to me it's amazing how little you can spend and get really good, satisfying sound in a well designed system.  
Sceana speakers sound pretty spectacular in a suboptimal room.
Enough to not notice what powered them.
There is that.
What's with the desire to hear the best?
If you miss it you won't know what you're missing.