I have owned and enjoyed both electrostatics (Martin Logan) and box (Von Schweikert, B&W, Energy, Klipsch). I'm not sure you have to be one or the other.
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I like BIG horn speakers with BIG Tubes and dressed in black vinyl. Exposed, dynamic, colored, musical.
I like my women just like my speakers.
I hate walking, but when in a building it is my only transportation. I have been thinking a great deal about time travel and astral projection. Did I mention my abduction experience?
I like my ice cream in those BIG horn shaped waffle cones. No sprinkles please.
I don't chew my toenails any more and my hamster just had babies.
My favorite color is red, no wait, it's blue with red circles.
I don't drink, sniff glue, or chew my toenails.
My babies were all born naked.
My wife is named Narleen.
Thats about it. I hope this helps.
Ribbons? C'mon, I'm not in 4H!
Boxes? I think outside them.
Cones? What am I, a dunce?
Stats? Show that 4 out of 5 listeners get suckered into smooth jazz.
Planars? I already go to the dentist too often as it is.
Di-poles? I'm crazy enough for one person, let alone two!
Mr. T, I pity the fool who can't see that I'm horny. And none of that new fangled, jelly-molded, siliconized, brick-hard headlights & bumpers. Nope, not for me. I like 'em savage as the jungle, au natural, pure vintage and backed up into a corner. 1978 Klipschorns. Yeah, baby!!!
I like cone speakers, Time and phase aligned. Has to be acoustic suspension type. Gotta have full range. And yes Gotta be Dunlavy.
I have heard planar, horn elecrostatics. Enjoy them but...
I like neutral and lively sound. If it manages to be musical, all the better.
Favorite color is Black
I like all types of women- Blondes, brunettes, red heads, and in between. No discrimination here.
Love cars- especially Porsches, they all gotta be black
I wear Armani, strictly.
I like beers and martinis
Love icecream, but restrain from it for fear of getting fat. (I have been one weight, give or take few since last 20 years.no kidding)
I wear my hair long. Not "hair' band long (closet rock star)
I love my wife and two daughters.
Mr T, I enjoy MOST your posts.
How about the relationship between worldview and speaker selection?
Darwinist Audiophile: "My stereo is a part of a larger cosmic accident, and I'm not happy with the sound. I need to stumble upon some fantastic new speakers."
Intelligent Design proponent Audiophile: "I organized my stereo to be irreducibly complex, but I don't like the sound. I need a new speaker plan."
You see, the bulk of audiophiles hung up on equipment are never happy. Like women and their hair. Never happy with it.
MrTennis, You say you want Magnepan 1.6's now. Later, it'll be something else. We know. You liberal psychoanalyst types are never happy. ;)
hi doug, i am an independent logical type, with a curiosity about human behavior.
the only reason i am buying the magnepans is the problem with one of my quad 63s. i need a bckup speaker. i doubt i will be replacing it soon, as i generally prefer panels over cones, except for an occasional foray into the world of mini monitors, which i would place on top of my quads.
The funny thing, that I also think that there is a linkage between one's personality and the characteristics of the soundprint of his or her system. Warm friendly people typically like warm, inviting, smooth, rounded sound - and their system do so. Other friend of mine, a young disco-lover, strong, loud, funny guy with race car like drving habit- has a JBL-Levinson system with lots of bass and omph and with shrilling highes. etc. Studying one"s listening habits and it system sound indicates personality traits and other way round.
Sure it's "just" a backup speaker today. Sounds innocent enough. Pretty soon you'll be sneaking to audio dealers after work for a quick fix. Meeting in back alleys for a hook-up. Hot tips from your audio broker on that latest tweak.
Before you know it you're getting admitted to the audiophile nervosa ward then released to AA (audio asylum) for weekly rehab meetings. You know what they say, once an audioholic, always an audioholic.
No 2 or 3-ways for me, it's single driver all the way babeeee.