Home Speaker Asylum

General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

RE: Zu Soul Supreme sensitivity

"Why doesn't every component that measures the same sound the same?"

If one is willing to delve into the details, it would be extremely unlikely to find two different loudspeakers that really do measure the same in every area that matters.

"Could it be that measurements don't tell the real story?"

A comprehensive suite of loudspeaker measurements, correctly analyzed and interpreted, can do an excellent job of predicting subjective preference.

If you aren't familiar with the work of Floyd Toole on the subject of loudspeaker acoustics and psychoacoustics, click on the link below and sit back while he explains what he discovered during a lifetime of research.

(I do not necessarily agree with every single one of Toole's conclusions, and you probably won't either, but imo familiarity with his work is foundational if you are going to discuss the methods, merits and deficiencies of loudspeaker measurements.)


Me being a dealer makes you leery?? It gets worse... I'm a manufacturer too.

Edits: 05/29/17

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