Should just get what you like. Thread Starter 7. To the efficiency point, a quote from the Art Dudley Klipschorn review: "In the years since the Klipschorn's debut, loudspeaker technology has progressed in many ways.
Speakers that sound timbrally neutral and uncolored are much more common today, as are speakers with consistent and effective dispersion across their operating range. Thanks to the pioneering work of people like Jon Dahlquist, Jim Thiel , Richard Vandersteen , and John Fuselier footnote 2 , physical time alignment of drivers in a dynamic loudspeaker system is virtually a given these days, and the problem of baffle edge diffraction has been identified and smacked upside the head.
The result is a great selection of loudspeakers that offer apparently flat frequency response, superb stereo imaging, and great airiness and transparency. And what did we give up to gain such easy access to all those things? Natural-sounding dynamics. Body— especially body. And soul. Thread Starter 8. True, but that doesn't mean that some level of objective measurement is worthless, especially given how hard it is to audition speakers in person these days with the dearth of brick and mortar stores.
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