I also have noticed a number of audiophile speaker brands unexpectedly appearing in mass market outlets, although Polk has been doing this for many years. Generally, the lines in the mass market stores do not seem to be the same as the audiophile lines. This does not necessarily mean that the speakers may not be decent. Even if the mass market lines use cheaper parts so that they can meet the price point, they still have the advantage of the engineering expertise that went into the development of the upscale lines. Through a trickle down effect of this expertise and development, the mass market lines may be pretty good. Good engineering can compensate for less expensive parts to an extent. Dunlavy was well known for making very good speakers with ordinary parts.
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