Originally Posted by pvsurfer
Jon, in light of what's been said by yourself and others here, and as someone interested in purchasing Acculine speakers
, I hope you will accept the following in a constructive manner.
1. Besides what has been stated above, I've read other posts by owners of Acculine speakers to the effect that Acculine quality control appears to be non-existent. It's one thing to have issues during assembly, but it's a far more serious matter to have them escape discovery during final inspection/testing!
At the slight risk of upsetting yourself and a valued customer who's feedback we appreciate (and solicit) I can report that aside from an early batch of fragile midwoofer baskets, since corrected, I can literally count the QC-related returns we've seen on one hand. And that out of literally hundreds and hundreds shipped in the last 12 months or so.
Further, the maker is a major OEM known for excellent work, industry-level QC, and unlike some makers, the use of precision CNC equipment and an ISO-compliant plant. These guys are very good and they make stock at nearly every level of sophistication and quantity in their category.
That said, I don't want to make light at all of any legitimate concern from any part of the customer base. Please feel free to relate what went wrong and what we can do about it. I can assure you that we will.
2. The published frequency response specs of Acculine speakers (on your website) are 'too loose' to be meaninful. Now, in light of your mentioning the brightness of the A1, A2 and A3, would you provide their individual frequency response within +/- 3db (as is the 'norm' for such specs).
+/- 3dB is the correct bracket, and with the "r" series Chris has developed, I suspect even tighter. By the way, I know that both Chris and I have and do tune to less than a decibel in the crossover region and above, so +/- 3dB is not even such a narrow range itself.
(My personal disclaimer should be included: I don't obsess over FR as much as I do a family of measured data and what I hope is an insightful balance of all factors. I think Chris agrees and of our listening tests, he and I agreed on each tuning iteration each step of the way, which is fun and confirming.
Of course, I'm not suggesting you're looking at FR inappropriately, not at all. But I will point out that in the case of a speaker with unique technology such as the Acculine's have, the security of an in-home demo can be comforting. As with QC-related concerns, I can also count the number of dissatisfied Acculine trials on one hand.
At any rate, you know where to reach us and I'd like to restate my promise that we'll always keep things as close to perfect as we can.