Home Speaker Asylum

General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

RE: Those darn measurements !

For once we agree - listener bias is a deciding factor as plenty of people like panels and don't hear their issues as do HE horn and or AN owners. Mostly it is about what the ear gravitates to. And also to be fair under what conditions one hears the speakers. I can listen to a speaker at a show or a dealer and get one impression that may run counter to what one can achieve at home or at a better dealer or better show room.

I am somewhat lucky that my main dealer is Soundhounds in Victoria simply because I can listen to Harbeth/Audio Note/Devore in this sort of "camp" of loudspeakers to mainstream good measuring stuff (Dynaudio, KEF, Paradigm, B&W, Harman's JBL) to Sonus Faber and Meridian and all of it on flagship Classe, Bryston, Sim Audio, Meridian SS power. And then listen to the top of the line panels - Quad, Magnepan, Finale Sound to second hand Apogees (when they're there).

You can then choose the colouration you like best. I like the panel fanatics because at the very least they are fanatic. They are at least hugely passionate about the sound - as are HE guys.




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