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RE: Those darn measurements !

And AN E speakers are pretty "dark" sounding according to Stereophile... Plus that model of Odeon didn't stay in production long. Mine don't measure anything like that in my room (yes, I measure mine...). Have you made a measurment of your speakers to see what they really look like?

Not to mention the audible colorations heard by JA (cabinet resonances and woofer discontinuity). The woofer is several db higher than the treble.

So, not exactly stellar measurements either...especially the nearly 6db lower sensitivity than claimed.

The drivers in my speakers are not cheap. The Beyma titanium compression driver was over 200 euro per driver and was also used in other exotic speakers like the Jadis Eurythmie. It is a highly regarded driver. The mid/bass is from Audax...not terribly expensive but Audax makes very good drivers (as good as the ones in the Stereophile review anyway). Daniel Dehaye of Ref 3a fame was a designer for them and the first Ref 3a drivers are clearly derived from Audax drivers.

Looking at the FR in Stereophile, it is no wonder they love to have a live cello as a comparison...it plays right into where the speaker emphasizes sound...Peter Q. is clever that way...

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