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If you don't have a wide sweet spot, are you really an audiophile?
Very important observation....Thanks....Which observation make me able to say that imaging is important soundwise but LESS difficult to obtain than natural timbre perception in an acoustic settings which perception and experience are the benchma... 
If you don't have a wide sweet spot, are you really an audiophile?
@ieales -- I doubt I’ve ever moved my head 8-10 inches either side at a live performance. Or stood up.But I gather you’re not handed the same, specific seat that says "Reserved to Mr./Ms. [insert name]" as the one and only place to have a proper c... 
If you don't have a wide sweet spot, are you really an audiophile?
@audiokinesis /Duke -- What I’m going to suggest is sometimes called "time-intensity trading", as the off-centerline listening locations which have a later arrival from one speaker compensate by having greater intensity (loudness) from that speak... 
If you don't have a wide sweet spot, are you really an audiophile?
I'm positioned in the sweet spot when listening and usually keep being seated there for the duration of the session, and yet I went for a pair of speakers that have a wider sweet spot compared to my previous speakers, because of what it does to th... 
Low power- transparency, dimension, dynamics and bass, or...
Have heard great sounding combinations of low powered SET’s and high sensitivity speakers (make that horns; all-horns or horn hybrids), not in the least lacking transparency, dynamics, "ignition," tonality and what have you - on the contrary. To m... 
What makes speaker's sound big?
@mijostyn -- Image density? That is a new one. I suppose if you put the speakers closer together you get a "denser" image, farther apart less dense but larger. Yes, the distance between the speakers can change the image size as long as the listen... 
What makes speaker's sound big?
@mijostyn --... Image size has nothing to do with volume but, a big image at high volume is very impressive when distortion is low. Unfortunately, the distortion of all speakers increases logarithmically with volume. Getting low distortion at high... 
What makes speaker's sound big?
@mahgister -- Not necessarily completely true...I own 7 inches speakers box 2 way, and the Brass orchestra filled my entire 13 feet square room with soundstage OUT of the speakers at the left and at the right and imaging 3-d with clear tuba notes ... 
What makes speaker's sound big?
There’s a lot of talk around the hot porridge, as they say (i.e.: to beat around the bush). That is, important parameters (not least acoustics and general implementation, that needn’t be expensive) have been covered already as a basis to achieve "... 
Driver breakin period, what’s the science?
Break-in of speakers is not a "pie in the sky," but the phenomenon and the time it’ll take for the speaker to settle can vary of lot depending on playback level and the specific drivers and passive cross-over parts used. Alan Shaw of Harbeth will ... 
Single driver speakers. Are they worth considering ?
A single, dynamic "full-range" driver per channel is a single point source per channel. One point source per channel is a major draw, as is the avoidance of a passive cross-over, but for a single driver to approximate anything close to full-range ... 
Low power- transparency, dimension, dynamics and bass, or...
@bjesien --...  perhaps I am after that beauty over accuracy- but so be it, I am the only one in my listening space to enjoy the illusion. Or is that delusion?   https://jeffsplace.positive-feedback.com/my-audio-system-sucks-what-should-i-do/?f... 
Any experience with TAD speakers ?
@audiokinesis -- Just curious - were the 2401's sitting on the floor? If so, were you aware of the sound source being below ear level? Subjectively, how was the top end extension? Did they seem to have a reasonably wide sweet spot? Did the tonal ... 
Which speakers did you find bright, fatiguing or just disappointing in some way?
German Physiks, omni-directional speakers. Can't remember the model, but they retailed for about $20k at the time. An absolute snore of a sound, everywhere and nowhere. The lower bass was acceptable, but that was it. Estelon speakers. Tall, floor ... 
older speaker designs
I wouldn’t worry about the design being of older origin; by and large the speaker-wheel hasn’t been reinvented for ~100 years, contrary to marketing BS and an industry that would have us believe otherwise to keep their wheels turning. It’s the spe...