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RE: Zu Soul Supreme sensitivity

"Who's right?"

Nobody!!!!!

It's all in how this "sensitivity" is measured, and nobody has set any true standards AFAIC. One loudspeaker manufacturer might specify a particular number and he tests his speakers as a stereo pair placed where he would normally position them in a listening room. A different manufacturer might test for sensitivity by positioning a single speaker in an anechoic chamber. The results are gonna be different so they really cannot be compared to each other.

Then, to further muddy the mix, along comes a "reviewer" who performs his sensitivity measurements by placing a single speaker in the center of his room in a "semi-anechoic" (whatever that means) state (perhaps he lacks the facilities to measure in any other way?) which again will result in a different specification than the two methods mentioned above, therefore adding to the confusion.

I have seen speaker manufacturers such as Klipsch, Tekton, Zu, and quite a few others taken to task because their spec'd sensitivity readings don't match up to some "reviewers" measurements when the reviewer either doesn't know how the manufacturer arrives at his spec, is unable to duplicate this particular method, or is just plain arrogant enough not to care.

You read these figures and want to believe what you see. Just make sure that you have enough salt with you to make them palatable ;-)

To the poster who is concerned about having enough power (@8 watts/ch) to properly drive a pair of Tekton Lores - don't even begin to sweat it. BTDT

Cheers,
SB


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