Originally Posted by wlhungdude
So why criticize their purchase? because they might have time to return it.
some people prefer their speakers be very unobtrusive. Fine, as long as they know what the trade-offs are.
there are many sonic advantages that come from small enclosure size. Like not being able to turn it up without distortion?
higher power handling... false
superior dispersion What, in a closet?
minimal phase and interference issues Sure, if you put your head inbetween them, 1 foot away.
disparate drivers and crossover Common in cheap speakers, which noone here is recommending.
smoother, more relaxed and natural presentation Subjective, to say the least; indicative of someone who has never heard better, IMO.
there are trade-offs. True, but it shouldn't be hard earned $$ for inferior, over hyped, over marketed , over priced crap.
Why do you assume someone would not know the trade-offs? Or maybe they just don't care!
Small sat size does not necessarily imply increased distortion. That would be dependent on the sats being operated within their linear range.
Higher power handing, at least in the higher frequency range is a fact due to the absence of a tweeter.
Small baffles = better (cleaner) dispersion. When the wavelength of the tone being reproduced is less than the baffle dimensions it will tend to be affected by diffraction from the cabinets edges.
Phase anomolies and driver interference occur when you have two disparate drivers, separated on a baffle, covering the same frequencies, in essence, the crossover range. It has nothing to do with listening distance, but it is affected by vertical relationship of the two (or more) drivers in a vertical array, relative to the ear height of the listener.
By "disparate" drivers, I am talking about woofers, mid and tweeters, not manufacturing variances.
Yes, "smoother, more relaxed and natural presentation" is a subjective judgement. I buy speakers according to how they sound, not how they measure.
"Indicative of someone who has never heard better" Exactly how do you arrive at that conclusion? I've owned Advents, ESS, Klipschorns, Klipsch La Scala II's, Polk LSi9's, Klipsch Cornwalls, Amrita Reference Standards, Energy RC50's, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab OML-2's and a/d/s/ HT series. I think I've heard enough.
"inferior, over hyped, over marketed , over priced crap" Aren't you being subjective, too? That's all just your opinion. You offer nothing to back up any of it.