Do you really like your music that loud? I listened at lower but still loud levels of 90 Db + and my hearing is suffering for it.
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Audiooracle, Wrong. Innersounds and Sanders Sound can play that loud without distorting as long as the amp is up to the challenge. Martin Logan Summit's can play pretty loud as well but since I don't own them I'm not sure exactly how loud.
Quad's on the other hand will go into protection mode if played over about 95db. The sub would go louder though. I'm not sure how loud stacked Quads would go. Probably 3 to 6 db louder?
sorry I beg to differ no electrostatic goes as loud as a dynamic speaker, the issue is the amount of air displacement and throw that the diaphram can move before it hits the stators.
The innersound are okay speakers at best, I have heard them on several instances didn't blow me away at the least.
At shows I heard a set of Vivid rattle out the lighting cans out of the ceiling, never heard an electrostat that could move enough air without getting hard at loud levels and compressing.
I never realized that an electrostatic speaker had such limited dynamic range! I do listen to music quite loud on occasion, especially orchestral and electronic music. I have measured SPL at 100-105db at one foot from my speakers on many occasions, even upwards of 110db a few times...so I take it the consensus is that electostats are not for me?!
Thanks for your input!