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RE: Horns and high efficiency . what effect ?

I respect your support of ESLs - but honestly, they're not more accurate (than horns).

However, along with Magnepan, they held the torch in the dark days of cone speakers, esp. from the 1960s to the 90s. Shocking transparency when they came out.

For one, without a XO, they suffer from Doppler distortion. Some have a XO to the bass but I don't think that saves this problem.

There's low dynamic range -can't be accurate if they're not reproducing live SPLs.

The treble beams.

If used, cone-bass doesn't blend properly with a panel midrange.

They suffer from 'skeletal sound' (have no 'body') as Harry Pearson said.

They rattle and cause self-noise.

They (still) suffer from wall and ceiling reflections, despite being 'figure of 8'.

Unless you have Quads, they don't have point-source imaging.

They're tough to drive.

Their panels damage and don't last forever.

Maybe (some) of these issues were solved. I heard Roger Sander's ESLs are winners.


Edits: 04/03/17 04/03/17 04/03/17

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