Originally Posted by Nuance
Yeah - sorry. I click send, then proof read and correct mistakes. I need to stop doing that.
You know I can't show you what you asked for, so why ask? Get Stereophile to show interest in brands that won't pay them advertising dollars (because the small companies cannot afford it), and then you'll have your polars (I'd love to see them too). I can't help that the industry is biased against ID. The Philharmonic speakers measure better than the Q900's too, by the way. They aren't third party, but they are impressive. While you're at it, get Stereophile to measure Ascend, Philharmonic, Soundfield Audio and Vapor Audio besides Salk. Oh wait, they are already highly successful or budding strongly as a new company because the proof is in the sound quality. And that's that. Have a nice night; time for dinner and pregame.
By the way, If I offended you that wasn't my intent.
No offense taken. I'm admittedly being a bit of a thorn, but with a purpose, however pedantic.
First, like you, I'm a fan of several ID brands and think it's yet another example of Stereophile being stuck in the dark ages that they don't review more ID speakers. One thing I think Stereophile does well (very well) is their speaker measurements, so I'd like to see way more of those and less of the absurd filler.
Anyway, my reason for being a thorn is that while you may have measurements that show Salks, or others, as having a flatter on-axis FR than the KEF Q900s (or any other speaker), that is not enough to say one is more accurate than the other. Without the polars, we simply don't have enough data to compare. It may turn out that a speaker that's flat on-axis will have poor polars and will thus have poor FR in most rooms. We simply don't have the data to form a conclusion. So I took issue with your claim that the Songtowers are more accurate than the Q900s (or other KEFs). They very well might be, but we don't have sufficient data to back that up. I, too, wish we did have that data. But until we do, I think the appropriate thing is to withhold judgment, not to claim superiority of one or the other.
And, of course, all of this ignores the whole issue of "what is accuracy anyway?" I'll leave that up to AJinFLA.