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Need speakers that can rock with just one watt? You found da place.

Low inertia of the moving masses, so as to get closer to the mechanical impedance of air, is what matters!

Attacks and decays matter far more to our hearing and affective systems than do continuous tones and their harmonics.

Electrostatic speakers are very efficient, but they are not at all sensitive.

I've not heard any speakers that get closer to the sound of real stereo of acoustic music than 'stats can, if set up right.

Large efficient boxes - esp. horns - can get close, but no cigar.

I've been a chorister since age nine, and went through the RSCM's training. And I listen to live acoustic music at least once a week.

You seem to be confused between sensitivity and efficiency. Efficiency matters, sensitivity is far less important.

BTAgain your being confused about audio as a system, is not knew to us here.

In any work requiring systems analysis (audio IS is a systems problem) there can, for some, be a proneness to going down 'interesting rat-holes'.

Trouble with the kind of thinking that gets you down there and keeps you there / makes it quite hard to get back up and out.

Interesting rat-holes are a waste of time.


Tim Bailey

Skeptical Measurer & Audio Scrounger

Edits: 04/13/17

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