Originally Posted by bear123
Sorry, I disagree. Lying about all your speakers by the same amount doesn't mean you aren't lying. Do you really believe putting a Klipsch speaker in your room will give the average user +6 dB efficiency? Why would a reputable company like Ascend list their in room and anechoic efficiency as being only a single dB or so apart? I think their marketing department knows a lot of people will see their false rating of 92 dB, a competitors honest rating of say, 88 dB, and think, hmm..the Klipsch is more efficient. They both sound pretty good, I'll get the Klipsch.
Personally, due to such misleading and blatantly false advertising, I would never purchase new from Klipsch as a matter of principle, even if the ACTUAL specs were acceptable to me. Their real specs are fine, I honestly see no reason to lie or misrepresent or mislead the consumer.(other than the extra sales it probably generates due to the falsely inflated specs compared to competitors)
Well you have to think about Ascend vs Klipsch. How likely are Klipsch owners to shove their speakers in the corner? Now how likely are Ascend owners to shove their speakers in corners. I’ll tell you this, if you’ve found Ascend, it isn’t because you randomly searched speakers. Klipsch on the other hand... I mean they have speakers designed to be put in the corner!
I’d throw a wild guess that most people buy Klipsch because they see it online, or in Best Buy, not because it’s actually half decent like we know. And those same people aren’t going to care enough to bring them out from the corners, toe them in, and forward 2 feet to get the best SQ possible. Ascend owners on the other hand...
Anyways back to my point, sorry for rambling. Klipsch Owners are more likely to put the speakers in the room corners where you can get a LOT of room gain. Ascend owners are more likely to care about placement and best placement is going to be away from corners, and away from walls, so you really don’t get nearly as much boundary gain as corner loading.
That’s my thoughts. Feel free to disagree but that’s what I’m thinking.
But I agree, sales definitely have their foot in this. But I don’t think it’s completely unreasonable, unlike some DefTech specs...
Single digit bass extension from a cube and some passive radiators!