Home Speaker Asylum

General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

RE: From that point of view

In fact a lot of pro speakers do make good hifi speakers. However, it must be remembered that their goal is often high SPL without distortion to fill theaters and stadiums and this means they are ruggedized and not optimized for low level resolution.

That said, theater speakers from the past like Western Electric and Altec Lansings VOTT make phenomenal stereo speakers.

The Japanese rightly love TAD, JBL and Altec studio and theater speakers. Are they colored? Often but not always but they have a visceral dynamic that works great.

As to single driver speakers, as I have said I have heard only a few that cut it: One is coupled to a large backloaded horn. The other is the Decware HDT. Needs to be close to walls to get a bit of room gain for the bass but works great. Not for a large theater or ballroom though...something in the 200-300 square foot range is probably ideal.

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