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General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

Those darn measurements !

I mean, I respect Stereophile's efforts -they do a LOT more than others.

But with the Devore Orangutan O/96 and now Volti Rival, I guess we're right back where we started. A speaker swooned by a reviewer -but to have (noted) problems under test.

From my understanding, Paul Klipsch was reluctant to send his (horn) speakers in for review. Esp. in the 60s, when magazines were measurement-heavy in their reports. His designs were competitive in sound but they didn't measure too good.

What's going on here ? I thought speakers were the (one) category that had strong correlation with perceived sound quality. Does this only apply to cone speakers ?

Maybe its not using a (true) anechoic chamber or measuring from 1.5m away (2m might be better -give the speaker more time to 'gell').

Then speed -something a horn is known for. But no way to measure that -imagine putting an odometer inside a speaker !

After testing the Volti, John Atkinson confirmed Paul Klipsch -go out and here it.

Edits: 06/23/17 06/23/17 06/23/17 06/23/17 06/23/17

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Topic - Those darn measurements ! - J. Phelan 15:17:03 06/23/17 (187)


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