Originally Posted by Dmcrisp27
It's amazing to me the amount of pretentious reference II or heritage owners out there.It's like you guys come up with any bullcrap you can think of to rationalize your thousands of dollars spent on old models. Turns out, anybody who has ever built a crossover would know that the higher crossover freq the better. Quit talking out of your butt, maybe try getting out of the dang house and actually listen to the new series before you judge it.
Quite a statement, for a first-time poster.
Perhaps your contribution would garner more credibility if you'd consider listing your current (and past) equipment, your experiential and educational background (relative to electrical engineering in general, and to audio engineering, more specifically)... along with links to related scientifically-based articles and any published- and peer-reviewed papers... as well as (for the more electronically naive among us) exactly what frequency-range/driver-size it is that you're referring to, regarding your claim that "...anybody who has ever built a crossover would know that the higher crossover freq the better".
Otherwise, one might get the impression that you actually feel that (for example) an 8 kHz crossover would be superior (and preferable) to an 800 Hz one, in any and all speaker/driver configurations.
Also... most participants in this forum would likely agree that "getting out of the dang house"
and listening to a speaker system in (presumably) a dealership's showroom is a seriously sub-optimal testing-ground, relative to being a valid environment for model-comparison.
Perhaps, then, you could also list the various models of both new- and "old"-model speakers that you've personally auditioned, side-by-side, in your own home... along with the specifics of your setup- and sound-parameter comparison-methodologies, and the reasoning behind the conclusions at which you arrived?