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In Reply to: RE: Teeny drivers posted by bare on June 03, 2017 at 13:58:45
Never make judgments based on audio theories, even if they seem obvious. I owned a huge Altec Voice of Theatre rig when I was a college kid. Impressive but now that I've been to a good many live concerts, I know that the real sound of a live orchestra is made up of detail, speed, and a sense of articulated space, not just avoirdupois. My roommate's Janzen/AR1W got a lot of stuff my Altec missed, albeit not the scale.
I owned a huge Altec Voice of Theatre rig when I was a college kid. Impressive but now that I've been to a good many live concerts,
Yeah, I never heard "midrange honk" while at the symphony. :)
Yeah, but I have had no one describe my speakers as honky. I actually get real, dynamic, relaxed and musical. Go figure?
But serious though, old VOTTs are not exactly the pinnacle of the 15" + CD paradigm; they can't be used to characterise the genre.
I tend to agree with Bare's point in principle. Still, there are many roads.
"Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems to characterise our age." Albert Einstein
I think the "problem " with horns is that most horn lovers (including me) are using domesticated versions of PA speakers or DIY designs, and they are per se incredibly difficult to work with and integrate, especially in a small living room like mine ^^. I know that I still spend more time fine tuning the system - like a sound engineer without diploma - than actually listening to music. But it's my passion and I think I would be quickly bored with turnkey speakers.
JMR speakers are ah the other end of things. Heard a pair of their cheaper offerings and found them incredibly dull and boring, but classical music is about 5% of my total music consumption and my system isn't the best with it. To each its own...
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