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Voicing speakers

After hearing wonderful sounds from the MBL, Magico, Tannoy and KEF rooms (the Blades sounded terrific and the little LS50's are phenomenal at their $1500 price point but other than being nearfield monitors share little in common with the LS3/5A they are supposed to be derived from) at the recent California Audio Show, I walked into the Electrocompaniet room and was surprised to hear a real piano being played in the next room but in fact they were Brodmann speakers, speakers from the Bosendorfer company that made pianos. I was told that the speakers were voiced for piano which made sense. Both different pairs of speakers had tweeters on the front baffle and side firing woofers and resonating "fins" on the rear sides of the enclosures. It made me think of some Sonus Fabers that were supposedly voiced for string instruments, Harbeths for human voice, etc. Perhaps there is a niche towards designers voicing speakers with particular instruments in mind superseding flat frequency response curves and general music tastes?

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Topic - Voicing speakers - chocolate_lover9999@yahoo.com 10:11:23 08/20/12 (1)


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