Originally Posted by gtpsuper24
Also more output,
Based on what assumption?
lower distortion (more drivers doing the work instead of one),
1) You falsely assume that a tower will necessarily have more drivers.
2) This is redundant with "more output", your first assertion.
and can have better resolution (multiple drivers covering a much smaller freq range) 3 way towers vs 2 way bookshelf.
Again assumes 3-way vs 2-way: which was not the question.
BTW: I have 2-way towers. I also have 3-way bookshelves.
IMO just too many variables to say towers only offer LF over bookshelfs. A towers like for example Aperion Grand will have more output, higher power handling, lower distortion than the Aperion Grand bookshelf.
Apples to oranges. You can't compare two arbitrary units (a pelican is heavier than a mouse: so obviously birds outweigh mammals).
So let's take Paradigm Studio 40v3 bookshelf (I've got a pair), and compare it to a Paradigm Studio 60v3 Tower (used to have a pair).
Does a single one of the things you said above apply? No?
IMO using the mindset of towers only off LF than we should also see no difference in bookshelfs and tiny cubes. After all the bookshelf is only going to offer more bass nothing more right? So a Bose cube does everything a bookshelf does just not as much bass right?
I didn't say anything of the kind now did I?
In my example: the LF is coverd by a sub (if you don't have a sub, get a tower). In the example of a micros-cube: where are the VHF and mid-range being covered? They aren't? Apples and oranges.
In my example: the Freq not being produced by the speaker any more was already not being produced because of the AVR crossover setting. Is that true in your Bose example? No.
In my example: the frequencies in question were non-localizeable in most rooms. Is that the case with the missing frequencies in your Bose example? No, it's not.
In my example: the speakers in question were comparable *except* for the stated "tower vs bookshelf" difference. All the same drivers if we look specifically at the 40 vs 60, and mostly in most other cases. Is that the case for comparing a non-Bose 2-way or 3-way to a Bose cube? No. none of the same drivers.
You are hacking a straw man.