Originally Posted by JEFFakaMAX
Do electrostats fall into your "panel" catergory? If so, consider me chimed in.
If you can live with the high ohm load and low sensitivity... In other words if you are content feeding them enough wattage to run a small 3rd world country, they are amazing and incredibly accurate.
Hard to qualify it as a "tweeter" though as mine handle everything above 250hz.
I like your sig, Jeff. I take it you have been on the receiving end of a disturbance ticket also?
In my instance, I am using a medium wattage (100 watt/4 ohm) British passive pre integrated. I definitely require high efficiency. I am not interested in surround sound, 2.1 will do. I would love
to try electrostats, but have neither the room nor the power. I do appreciate what dipoles can do if positioned properly and fed right.
I am looking for an all around solution for "everyman", although I do realize that the choices will be determined by the application. It appears that the ubiquitous dome tweeter isn't up to the task, and it puzzles me that it is still used so much. I do understand that it is generally an inexpensive way to do the job, and is probably the main motivation for continuing it's use. At the same time, many world class speakers use domes.
I am leaning towards waveguided compression, planars or ribbons as the best all around solution. At the same time, the status quo is quite content with the dome. Most people haven't heard the alternatives.