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RE: good measuring speakers

It's interesting because you can find these and several other speakers on their site that are deemed to be good measuring and then you listen to these and they don't sound much alike in the least bit.

Using the word accuracy in mathematics we say 2+2=4 and that is an accurate answer. And perhaps we can say 3 is more accurate than 12,879. In math we have a reference in other words an absolute that 4 is the correct answer the accurate answer. But with Audio all we can do is make a guess based on some statistical polling of opinions in a test environment.

And then list some speakers that sound rather wildly different from each other and proclaim them to be accurate. The last time I asked for this I think I got a list that included big horns, omni-directionals, panels, transmission lines, single drivers, two-ways, line arrays, and actives. And a lot of these people are degree holding engineers, recording engineers and you get different answers.

It's actually really weirdly fascinating to me and it's probably why there is so much heated debate over which is right.


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