Originally Posted by Lp85253
funny how you, a guy with a trained ear
ends up with a set of speakers that does well after eq in his room...makes me think that there is some wisdom on here
.. i think we sometimes end up in group think( i am trying to avoid that , but we know that can be hard).. and that leads to some mediocre speakers getting popular on here...
No, I don't pretend to have a trained ear at all as I've liked virtually all the speakers I've owned over the years...and that includes Bose 301s and Bose 901 Serries II, (the latter lacked treble but made up for it listening to 80s music in the 80s by having great bass punch).
The LX16s were the first I measured with REW and I only did that to get a handle on my two little pea shooter subs in my secondary room.
If the measurements had sucked (as I thought they would) I would have shrugged and still kept them as I'm happy with them.
I have zero interest at all in using REW to measure the speakers in my main HT and there are not measurements out there for them as they are not a blip on anyone's radar worldwide!
I just liked them when I heard them at a now closed HiFi shop near my house and also when I compared them head to head with my B&W CM1 Concept 90s that my daughter now has.
Had I seen measurements prior to buying without hearing I'd likely not have the LX16s.
So, no, don't do what I did in terms of buying without hearing speakers that measure poorly as you might not get as "lucky" as I inadvertently did.
Why did I buy them then?
AVS recommendations and, at the time, 50 percent off msrp.