Originally Posted by coctostan
Penn, I think that when someone mentions C-C issues, they are implying the C-C is too large for the given XO point. There isn't much you can do about that and it is generally beyond compromise to the point of fatal if the null is sitting on axis. For some it is a question of how wide of a vertical is necessary and that is a personal question. Most people like some leeway so they can slouch in their chair, but others are fine with a tiny vertical sweetspot.
I posted saying someone should as Funky Waves. Too many assumptions here about the XO point, they slope and the recommended listening angle.
C to C is kind of a funny topic. I read about builds and the lengths of some DIYers go on worrying about C-C even when the build is using cheap and mostly crap drivers in the first place. I think all the attempt of perfection and still using crap drivers is pretty funny. Its like watching kids put a 450 hp Hemi in a Pinto.
Geddes has C-C induced nulls that cause a very narrow vertical beamwidth near the crossover. Is it too narrow? Does the waistbanding in the vertical matter? Those are legitimate questions that can be debated. Geddes obviously believes this is an acceptable compromise (it certainly isn't a positive). Where Geddes runs into trouble is that he won't accept that there are compromises in his designs. It is a shame because by all accounts his designs are very well done.
All speakers have compromises. People need to just know them and minimize them. Geddes commented many times that a EOS-15 would be a better choice (hence our SEOS-15) but much harder to reproduce so he inherently admitted to the compromise but his XO is a monster and he is XOing below the XO point where it will matter with his distance. Im hoping we prove that theory wrong
It will be nice to offer one for a fraction of his offerings
I don't know if these FunkyWave speakers will have issues with nulls as I don't know the crossover points or C-C spacing. I trust that these guys know what they are doing.
yeah, I think its a big unknown but still people like to point out specific things that "might" matter as somehow make it a horrible design.
Nathan at funkywaves probably knows what he is doing, definitely more then I do and as much as Mayhem or others making comments. I think there are OTHER compromises that are more important and arguing C-C, this is probably a like Seinfeld....its a whole lot about nothing.