Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson
I certainly doubt it. The dispersion from the BeoLab90 is tightly controlled and, despite appearances, is quite narrow over most of the spectrum. This minimizes the influence of boundary reflections while the speakers recently referred to here rely on them.
They certainly had BASS. They had them in a large rectangular room, probably 30' x 60' and positioned on the wide wall, which is pretty much what I prefer.
To the best I can recall, the soundstage was very wide, unnaturally wide, but image specificity / precision within that soundstage wasn't great with outsized whatever the instrument was. The eight octave, 97 key Imperial Grand sounded as if it was 10' - 12' wide instead of about 6'. Vocals, however, were about right to maybe a little wide. Almost all other acoustic instruments were larger than life. They indulged me by playing a few pieces that I either brought or they had the same. I didn't have anything with me that had well recorded octobass or contrabass sax or anything that big so can't opine. The double bass was rendered shorter than it is in real life, but wider. I don't remember all that much on many other speakers I heard, but do this one. Out of my price range, but very interested in the potential. I'll speculate that we'll see much of this in the future.
So lots of potential here, but as always, much experimenting with placement would likely be required.
Anyway, is there an example of "Image stabilization" designs
"? I don't know what it is, but as with all the crazy stuff, I'm interested. Hate to ask again, but still curious. I did google and didn't find anything.