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Sanders outside the sweet spot

No, the high frequencies, spectral balance, and the magic is lost. It sounds like a low pass filter because that's what it is.

My Magnepan 3.6's have roughly the same perceived spectral balance at angles to the emission vector. And combined with the large line source, meaning less deviation on account of distance, they're pretty nice in filling up a space with natural sound even if I'm not listening intently, e.g. I'm at the dinner table.

It's nothing but a matter of physics: the Sanders beams because the width of the driver is larger than the wavelength at higher frequencies. Which is why other planar speakers have narrower midranges and tweeter sections. And conventional speakers have high frequency domes that are an inch wide vs 8 inches.

A segmented ESL, i.e. electronically segmented vertically like the Jazzman ones would be amazing from Sanders. I would love it if done well. I think that's vertical version of the 2-d circular method from the OG Quad ESL-63.

Edits: 09/15/20

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