^^^ try telling that to some of our veteran members here. I was almost butchered...
No, I think you were butchered because you posted that people could tell the SQ and ultimately decide if a speaker is worth it from using its FR Plot. Didn't you post that?
This thread seems to have the same questions as that ID vs BM thread that became a speaker design debate thread
While I like to see flat FRs, Flat FRs on paper DO NOT mean much in our individual rooms so ultimately it comes down too what we sound we like and our purchased choices actually have little do with measurements of a speakers. With that in mind this whole thread is a lot of hot wind
Its great for coffee table talk but it doesnt mean much in the end.....What is "Neutral" anyways? Its a purely subjective word only because we all have individual tastes and each of us will hear things differently. Meaning, my "neutral" is not your "neutral".
I wonder if an audio store would let me use my laptop with TrueRTA, mic, and small mixer to let me measure a speaker. At least with that I can somewhat tell how a speaker would behave in most rooms.
Not even close, I would never measure something outside of my room. You should just order the speakers, take them home, measure them, send them back if you dont like them. When we get to talking about thousands and thousands of $$$, return costs SHOULD be ignored in finding the best speaker...
Honestly the majority of people do even like the sound of the Flat FR plot so that is why the "house curve" is very, very popular.