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Why Stand Mounted Speakers?

At the very best, it's difficult to get good low bass from a stand-mounted speaker, mostly because of the physical design constraints: Typically 6" or 8" woofer and small cabinet size.

So, why is this design so popular? Glad you asked: Because it lowers the cost of the speaker and because it appeals to people who have limited space.

Almost inevitably, however, people who buy 2-way stand-mounted speakers end up also buying one or two real woofers (aka subwoofers). This turns their 2-way speaker into a 3-way speaker, which typically is what was needed in the first place.

Depending upon specific user circumstances, it may be better to find a tower style speaker - utilizing that vertical space for a 10" woofer or two, rather than for a pretty pedestal.


Edits: 02/22/17

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  • Why Stand Mounted Speakers? - Inmate51 09:17:01 02/22/17 (5)
    • Huh? - Rick W 10:19:36 02/22/17 (4)


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