Originally Posted by benclement11
Originally Posted by DS-21
That doesn't require a purchase, merely an audition.
Indeed, I think buying something that's likely to sound different from what one's used to without auditioning it first is a recipe for dissatisfaction.
Do you see where I live? There are 900,000 people in the entire state....maybe 3 others that are interested in audio.
From everything I've read people seem to love the ribbon tweeter, I'd be willing to gamble.
So what? Do you not have a car? Is there no airport nearby?
I mean, I suppose if you tell yourself that a given whatever will make you happy, in a vacuum of ignorance it probably will. And if that's all that matters to you, buy speakers based on what people write in forums. But if you're interested in exploring what you actually like, then go somewhere where you can listen.
Ribbons are a recurring fad in audio. Those of us who have been here for a while lived through the Raven and LCY booms, as well as the smaller (perhaps because they were cheaper) Aurum Cantus and Fountek boomlets. Now there's Raal, yet another ribbon with good-not-great measurements and an astoundingly high price for a piece of Reynolds Wrap clamped at two ends with a magnet that has people going gaga. Whoo hoo. Other people can have the diffraction-laden edgy treble reproduction ribbons give off. I'll take a decent conventional driver (dome, compression driver) in a properly sculpted waveguide every time.