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RE: good measuring speakers

Wildly is probably not the best word but I would use significantly instead.

Speakers of a similar design stripe will share common traits - but then so do SS amplifiers. Let's face it the reason no one can tell the difference between most SS amps is because most SS amp makers buy the same parts from the same parts suppliers. So you ring up Torroids 'R' Us and you select the 200 watter and then buy 10 cent caps you might choose brand A while manufacturer chooses brand B but it's largely the same. So it's not a big wonder why in blind level matched conditions people can't tell the difference.

And that would apply to speaker makers who open up their computer software program (that they purchased along with other competitors) and then they all buy a polypropylene/Kevlar 6 inch woofer and a similar tweeter in a similar shaped cabinet all following the same approach.

The other major problem is that few people are listening to these things in the same room. So we listen to the KEF in January with Constellation and we get an impression and then in May we listen to the Magico on another system.

But I have auditioned Magico back to back with Usher the Kef Blade2, Focal Utopia and TAD. They are all premium priced loudspeakers and likely all measure pretty good. They all sounded good to me but I can't say any of them sounded alike. I think I could live with all of these with work on finding the right partnering gear.

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