Originally Posted by Tom Brennan
"I also do not think that dinky throw rug on the floor will justify as "room acoustics" for speakers like that. LOL"
Actually Mike because of their controlled directivity horn speakers may need less room treatment then direct radiators, depending on the pattern chosen for the horns. Often floor and sidewall treatment isn't needed at all, only some furniture and some rear wall treatment.
I don't get what's so ugly about the JBLs you started the thread with. They're studio monitors and completely functional as such. I presume you know what an acoustic lens is?
On the first point you are probably correct as I have no real love for horn sounds in a home but felt it funny to point it out anyway.
On the second point I never made any JBL posts that I can remember so were you referring to my posts on the Klipsch monitors? If so, I was pointing out how ugly they would be in a home and possible "wife" reactions. Its a Ugly speaker post and all in good fun so a AWSOME sounding speaker may still make it in here but we are simply having fun with looks is all. I guess I never really did like the sound from Klipsch speakers so I did poke some fun by referencing them as ear bleeders. Then again, I should not have made that comment about sound, so I am SORRY it may have upset you or anyone else. However, the "wife reaction" to having them in the living room would STILL BE FUNNY to me and perhaps a few others.
If I made one person have a laugh then I feel good about it, I have no intentions to offend anyone hopefully in here or to turn this into a technical war on a design. Even those Ugly Bose speakers from way back in the 80ties may have sounded great, but they still look like a AA defense battery and having fun with the looks is all.
Acoustic lens is like an optical lens as it will channel or direct sound, like a optical lens will channel or direct light. Works great when done right, but may still look silly.
Now, I am no expert on designs like this but I do assume it will greatly enhance the db output as well and why it's used in pro applications.
Now, on that note I will not get into any technical battles in here, I hope we can all find a laugh out of this thread without hurting anyone in the process.