Originally Posted by bear123
I take "competently designed" with a grain of salt until I see the rubber meet the road with measurements. I'm not going to throw any ID company under the bus. I do think there are a lot of good ID speaker companies, but I also believe there needs to be more objective measurement data available, otherwise we are left to flowery subjective impressions of loyal owners to base our decisions on, or perhaps flawed in person listening tests under questionable conditions.
It's not hard to find examples of well regarded retail and ID speakers that either measure poorly, or worse than advertised.
Again, I have long been a proponent of gathering as much data as possible. But, to come full circle, all data must answer to testable reality. I owned a pair of them for over six years.
Bottom line; I have heard the A3rx-c in real life (yesterday, for the umpteenth time) and, under no circumstances can it be said of this speaker that it "has no mids". Period. Full stop.
This also is corroborated by the observations of literally every other A3rx-c owner (many of whom also own speakers from Revel, Salk, Ascend, GE, Dynaudio, Totem, PA, Polk LSi, RBH, etc) who has decided to give Jon any feedback at all (which is many many dozens of owners) aside from SB. That's a very large pool of data points. So, acknowledging that SB is telling the truth and is a good faith member of this forum, that means at least a third variable is in play.
But I'm not going to be labeled as curmudgeonly for simply being unwilling to accept a completely uncorroborated opinion, good faith and honest though it is.
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