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simonmoon

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High value, giant killer speakers?
As others have already said, Tekton.I have heard several, and they outperform speakers at much higher prices. Also, Maggies. But they have more limitations in set up, and driving them.Their top of the line, 30.7 at 30K (hardly cheap) still outperf... 
Powered sub-woofer best for $300 in Us
That’s going to be pretty tough to do, with decent quality, for $300, unless you DIY.Parts Express may be your answer. They sell subwoofer kits, with very high quality woofers, and CNC "flat pack" enclosures. No real wood working skills needed, ju... 
Which Stands for Magnepan LRS (and other models): Mye, Magnariser, Sound Anchor, etc
I DIY’d my own, based on this design:http://www.integracoustics.com/MUG/MUG/tweaks/green_lantern/ Quite simple, about $60, and work better than the much more expensive commercially available products.And yes, they do improve the sound, 
The problem with high end speakers
Magico explicitly addresses this. They have published spectral decay plots for MDF, Phenolic, Aluminum and there Q material which I believe is aluminum wrapped in CF. Is it a perfect objective source, no but at least it is a data source. Foll... 
What does the term "Speed" mean in a speaker?
Speed refers to transient response. The ability to follow musical transients (percussion, strings plucking, etc) closely. Both the attack and decay are important. Speakers with lighter, stiffer cone materials, and strong magnet structures are usua... 
The problem with high end speakers
Magico offer that chart without context of what they are actually measuring. But you don’t need to trust Magico. If you begin digging into comparable spectral decay measures you will see cabinets made with advanced materials will outperform MDF, H... 
The problem with high end speakers
one time spent 45 minutes listening to $100,000 pair of Wilson's I forget the name of it but after that 45 minutes I walked away thinking what's the Big deal didn't get goosebumps  I had the oposite experience with Wilsons, and a few other co... 
The problem with high end speakers
So what can I do other than what every other audiophile does, which is listen to a bunch of speakers in horrible acoustic environments and form an opinion thats probably way off the mark? Isn’t interesting though, that despite this allegedly horr... 
The problem with high end speakers
here’s the thread he startedhttps://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/bose-and-sonos This is completely hilarious!The main reason is, on this thread is he advocating for objective measurements being the best method for choosing a speaker, but on tha... 
The problem with high end speakers
Then again, I wonder why you are even worried about what Wilson or any other hi-end manufacturer is doing given your contention that Bose and Sonos outperform at leas tsome hi-end speakers Seriously?!I know he doesn’t even own a system, but to cl... 
The problem with high end speakers
That's not right. What is correct is when the output is equal to the input. What sounds better to a person is subjective. We need less of that and more objectivity. Again, that's the opposite of what you were advocating earlier: We have been d... 
The problem with high end speakers
That’s not right. What is correct is when the output is equal to the input. What sounds better to a person is subjective. We need less of that and more objectivity. Wait a minute...Wasn’t it you that said on one of your earlier ridiculous posts, ... 
How can Wilson Audio speakers sound that good if they are using OEM drivers?
It’s the cabinet.  They use excellent drivers but the cabinet makes a massive difference.  By having such a well damped cabinet, they deliver an amazing sound.  The molds for those cabinets are pricey which is why Wilson’s are soo expensive.   ... 
Why bookshelf type speakers are not high end
Bookshelf speakers are seriously compromised when it comes to attempting to reproduce the ENTIRE signal they are fed. I don't think anyone here is stating otherwise. But there is no reason why, a standmount (I refuse to use the term bookshelf,... 
Loudspeakers have we really made that much progress since the 1930s?
In fact there’s no clear evidence that even the original cone material (paper) has ever truly been improved upon.I believe, it is pretty demonstrable, that other materials other than paper, are: lower in resonance, lighter (improving transient re...