Home Speaker Asylum

General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

my experience

The only time I have really heard horn speakers is at an audio show (THE "Newport"/Irvine, two years in a row)..

But I have had a reasonably (but not completely) consistent experience: I now avoid almost all rooms with horn or single-driver speakers. My first judgement is on accurate timbre, in particular, acoustic classical where I have an absolute reference. (And in one of the shows there was a string trio playing in the entry floor). It sounds too obviously wrong too often with those sorts of speakers.

There was one large (literally) exception, of course: JBL M2. Stunning dynamic range and literally calibrated studio accuracy. It needs to be integrated in a multi-amplified DSP'ed system I think.

I found that the dynamic range was almost 'too much', as if the contrast adjustment on a display/photoshop was turned on a bit too far, almost overemphasizing it. I liked the Revel Ultima Salon 2's nearby a bit more for classical music, though the JBL would be perfect for a large film screening room.

Edits: 06/24/17 06/24/17

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