Originally Posted by zieglj01
Some people just live on their own Island of sound. The Boston E60 with a -3db of 65hz, has no problem
crossing over at 80hz to a sub. The Cambridge S30 with a -3db at 60hz, also has no problem crossing to
a sub at 80hz.
Not surprising since those are quite well-built. To add to that: I auditioned a pair of the original series of Vienna Acoustics "Hadyns"
at Tweeter (remember them?
) and if I didn't know beforehand they only used one 5.5" woofer per speaker, I would have thought they used a 6.5" or maybe even an 8". But then again, they cost nearly $1,000 per pair, so they had better
be more capable than a pair of larger-but-cheaper speakers!
I don't always know the price range of the person asking which speakers to use, so I usually start near the bottom of the price scale when recommending certain models.
Production of mids isn't the issue, dispersing them is.
I agree. But finding speaker systems with good horizontal dispersion, sufficient bass output at 80Hz, having that "slim" look so many people want AND being affordable isn't easy. Btw one of my favorite speakers I used to recommend that I thought covered everything but the slim issue was the Cambridge SoundWorks M80
, a 3-way bookshelf with an 8" woofer (acoustic-suspension initially, then for some reason CS changed it to a ported design). Plus its rotatable mid/tweeter plate - a useful design detail typical of a Henry Kloss product - allowed it to be used as a matching center channel. And the beech-veneered version looked great!