Originally Posted by Jon Lane
One of the biggest and most common errors in evaluating speakers is that they can cross the barriers established by physics to compete directly with larger speakers...
You're right of course Jon in that size really has nothing to do with end performance. There is no law of physics that somehow says larger speakers are better. In fact I could come up with plenty of reasons based on 'physics' of why small speakers have advantages too. Hoffmans law is the only principle that I can think fool is refering too, but that deals with enclosures ... the Maggies don't have one, and so it really doesn't apply.
When real customers start writing asking for more data on the website, then I'll add it. But that hasn't happened. I've taken as many measurements as anybody on this forum in my life, and can tell you without question they simply don't tell the story of how a speaker sounds. The people who've been around, heard a lot of high end stuff over the years, and are interested in buying a pair of my speakers, know this. Please just leave it at that whether you agree or not.
flyng_fool - You obviously like Maggies a lot, and that's fine ... there's plenty of reason to. However I know from my own personal experience exactly what they do well and don't do so well, and I know what my speakers do. If you want I'll let you know when the pair is delivered in Dallas. If you have an open mind I'm pretty sure you'll agree that the Cirrus is on a different level.
It's a 7" woofer too btw, .8cu/ft cabinet ... they're actually pretty big for a stand mount. About 17.5" tall and 55 pounds each.