Originally Posted by commsysman
The fact that most designers take the cheap and easy route, using off-the-shelf drivers and wide-tolerance crossover components, is hardly a reason to criticize a design concept that clearly delivers excellent sound quality. Gallo's speakers have used this concept for years and have been repeatedly praised over the years for their excellent sound quality.
No one said a speaker can't sound excellent despite the absence of electrical crossover. The only person stating sweeping generalized opinion as fact is you. Any crossover is inherently undesirable... perfect solution... ideal solution IS...
Speaker design involves numerous tradeoffs and design decisions dictated by the performance goals set. Foregoing a crossover network certainly isn't without its difficulties, which you admit, and its inescapable tradeoffs, which you ignore. If my design goals or preferences are not the same as yours, it is quite unlikely I will find this anything close to an ideal solution. In fact, I may find it among the worst of possible designs, despite it sounding excellent for other uses.
Bottom line, you state your opinion. as fact, and a supporting opinion from TAS as fact, while both are devoid of any supportive fact at all. No measurements, no discussion of design tradoffs, no discussion of which designs best suit which uses. Just an opinion with some capital letters for emphasis.
Well, I DON'T agree, and I don't think you know much at all about speaker design.