How far has speaker innovation come in the last 20yrs?
As I sit down listening to my Kef Q70's, that were purchased in the early 90's, i wonder how well they'd match up against a pair of say Kef's range of today, that now retail for a similar price.
I'm happy with them as it stands. No need to replace. They've somehow survived, 5 house moves and even a cross atlantic move. Two young children, that thankfully never figured out that the grill came off and they could poke the soft rubber dome in.... Actually I tell a lie, one dome did get pushed in, but I somehow managed to suck it back out to its normal out shape using a straw and some suction.
When they launched, Dolby Pro-Logic only existed, no DD, let alone lossless audio. They were married to a DSP-A3090, which is god knows how many generations back on the Yamaha range. I suspect the rubber domes / cones will eventually deterioate one day.. But for now. They seem to be in fine standing.
So has anything really changed SQ wise on an actual speaker? Aside from some clever marketing ?