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In Reply to: RE: From that point of view posted by DrChaos on June 26, 2017 at 10:07:30
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.
What seemed to be excellent on both parameters (high dynamic range and low coloration) to my ears (in a short demo at an audio show): JBL M2.
It is by no means "vintage", rather quite the opposite, a product of the most modern state of the art acoustic modeling and electronic processing.
But most horns today are not colored. I've been to countless audio shows and have auditioned many horns -it simply isn't there.
The man states no toobs , no music ..... :)
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