What is the best speaker on the planet? I dont want to hear any excuses or a dozen different opinions. I just want the facts ... i dont want to hear differences of opinions ... We need the facts. No more lies no more BS no more opinions.The answer to your question is subjective by nature, so there's no way to respond to it without expressing an opinion.
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Another crazy Kenjit thread....with impossible to answer questions since kenjit sets them up to never be satisfied with any answer.
My speakers do all that you described.
So I guess they are the best in the world.
I dont want to hear any excuses or a dozen different opinions. I just want the facts.
I just gave you facts.
You are welcome.
Why ask these repeated questions and make these repeated pronouncements when you've already told everyone that speakers must be customed tuned to each person's ears; and you or someone you know is working on dyi customed tuned speakers for you? Would seem that once your customed tuned speakers are complete that you'll have all they you ever desired.
Asserting that its all subjective is what prevents us finding the answer to this question.I've never, ever said "all is subjective." Ever. I did say that the answer to "What are the best speakers?" is subjective by nature. There is no single "best."
Radio Shack Optimus speakers with 15" woofers, custom tuned by drilling holes in the back with both 1/4" and 1/2" drill bits. Not only did it custom tune the speakers to my listening preference, but as an added bonus it also prevents the dreaded "woofer back pressure build up" from the air not being able to escape freely through the back of the cabinet.
Let’s just say it, "win, win".
I would just like to thank kenjit, I have learned as much from him as the deacon of directionality, the prince of pebbles, the squire of springs.
To paraphrase Douglas Adams, this question can be answered, but it will take some time.
First of all there are an awful lot of measurements to be taken into account.
An awful lot, just for starters - bandwidth, linearity, dispersion, distortion, frequency response, colouration, timing, room interaction etc.
Then there are the necessary adjustments to be taken into account because of the nonlinearity of human hearing.
Like many others, I also like to believe that my speakers (Tannoy DCs) are the best I have ever heard and therefore the best available. However, in all honestly all I know for certain is that no loudspeaker I ever heard could ever fool me into forgetting that I’m listening to a reproduction of a recording. A second rate facsimile of the real thing.
None of them were like the real thing. Or even close to it.
Not even surround sound headphones which could do the spatial thing really well. So well that you couldn’t help but turn your head to follow the sound.
However, our wait for the answer may not be as long as we fear. Not if AI continues it’s already astonishing advance.
About a year ago i see that you posted on here asking for advice on cables. Here is part of what you wrote
There is little about the tone or clarity of these cables I do not like
You are one of those audiophiles that thinks cables make a difference. They do not. This is imaginary.
That immediately disqualifies you from this discussion.
I do not care about cables. If i swapped your expensive cables while you werent looking, you just wouldn't hear any difference.
However, its highly likely that you have spent almost no effort on the room youve put your speakers in. Again, this is a typical mistake.
The fact of the matter is you chose this hobby because you want the best sound in the world. That is by definition what its all about.
If you are not able to entertain the question of what is the best speaker in the world, then you cant possibly be an audiophile, and your comments have no credibility.
However, in all honestly all I know for certain is that no loudspeaker I ever heard could ever fool me into forgetting that I’m listening to a reproduction of a recording. A second rate facsimile of the real thing.Isn’t that the truth. Nowadays I only get to a couple of performances a year, all in small venues such as the Paramount in Rutland or the Woodstock Town Hall Theater, both in Vermont. Last saw/heard performances by Postmodern Jukebox and Marcia Ball (and Sonny Landreth). First thing, first song, first note I think to compare the realism of the sound to my rig. One second later, I realize there is no way to compare the two and I have fortunately learned to not try.
If you have achieved concert level performance from your equipment good for you!
Your question is like asking what is the best micro-brew in the world!you are wrong about that. A speaker has a purpose. micro brew has no purpose. It can taste like whatever you like.
A speaker needs to meet certain specifications. It should do 20 to 20khz perfectly. It should not rattle. It should not be cold. It should not add cabinet coloration. It should have perfect imaging. etc Nothing like microbrew.
Best is a subjective concept like pretty, good, warm , happy. If you want measurements then there could be which speaker hits closest to a certain idealized point of measurements. As far as best goes there will never be a best that will be agreed upon. What is the best knitting needle, race horse, house design, automobile, refrigerator, baseball player...
I've discovered the best speakers I've ever heard.
I do not know if they are the best speakers in the world but there are others with more credibility than I who agree with my experiences with these speakers. It's not important whether they are the best speakers in the world to anyone else but myself. I'm the one who listens to them. I'm the one with goosebumps and euphoria. I'm the one who did the research. I'm the one who spent my hard-earned dollars on them. I'm the one who carried them into my listening room, carefully set them up, broke them in, and evaluated them based on my own ears and listening experience.
I will never be able to hear all of the speakers of the world, and it's likely that no one here will ever be able to either. If it was my desire to do so I could do it, but I think I'd spend more time and money chasing an illusion, and would never have the time to enjoy what I have.
I will always remain curious about how other speakers than what I own sound like. Maybe I'll audition Magico's, Wilson's, or Magnepan's if I have the time or the desire. It's possible that if I do, I'll hear something I'm not hearing in the speakers I own and love right now. It's not really important though, because I'm REALLY HAPPY with the ones I have.
Desire is the source of human suffering.
Those "in the know" simply drive to their nearest Best Buy,and wait for the white van to pull up. No need internet forum nonsense.
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Your question is pointless. A speaker has two cabinets -- one behind the drivers (the speaker itself) and the other in front of the drivers (the listening room). Since changing the dimensions of either one will affect the sound, the best speaker in the world cannot exist as no two listening rooms are exactly the same. The speaker cabinets will be consistent, but not the rooms.
gs5556"A speaker has two cabinets -- one behind the drivers (the speaker itself) and the other in front of the drivers (the listening room)."
Listening room is not a cabinet that is silly! A cabinet should be sonically neutral as we all know but a listening room can not be neutral unless you are in a anechoic chamber and no one wants that.