I will atempt to explain why a FR is superior form of speaker in all classical music vs a xover box design With my dual FR drivers at 92-95db and dual tweeters at 91 db , the most subtle, hush instrumentaion/ notes can be detected without having to crank up the vol on the amplifier. Now when the cresendos crash in, sure SPL can go up a bit, but not near as loud as a xover box design in these fq peaks.
After listening to my dual FR + dual Tweeter design, (no other in the world, I am the only audiophile employing this unique design), I could never go back to any xover box style speaker.
My local tech here in new orleans bangs away at my design saying ** YOu still have a xover,,its not xover-less** true and not true.
A single 8.2 Mundorf Silver cap on each tweeter acts as NOTHING MORE THAN A FILTER. THe **woofers** = FR, have no xover components./
If you wish to call a single cap a xover, feel free. He demands I confess I employ a xover. I refuse to do so.
Itsa filter of the barest minimum. Vs say Troels Gravesen's xover designs which employ at least a dozen components in each speaker.
The dual FR are really 80% of the sonics, completely free of any xovers. The dual T's kick in at 4-5K hz, and carry minimal sonics as most classical music falls below 5k hz.
The dual T;'s are acting more for a lil **Pizzaz** and ambience.
A single FR w/o a T is not going to deliver the goods. A tweeter is a absolute must.
But a tweeter will not save a xover/box type.
Wilson can stack as many drivers they wish ina cabinet and hope to copy the sonic fq range which a high end FR can accomplish. Its not going to work. What you get with Wilson is more sound, a true LOUD-speaker.
Attacking is the code word. vandersteen's, Tektons, ZU's all attack with LOUDNESS.
Buts thats not high fidelity Its low fidelity which is nothing more than distortion which equates to fatigue. My speakers are fatigue free. On a scale of 1 to 100, they are a zero. vs your avg box/xover types, , which offer fatiguing and tiresome to endure for any length of time.
Wish I had known this extential facts decades ago, would have saved me some sufferings.