Originally Posted by aarons915
You do realize that "specs" are mostly meaningless I hope? Compared to the Sierra towers the Wharfedale have bigger woofers and are a 3 way at a cheaper price, of course the RAAL is probably superior to the AMT tweeter, whether it's worth the price difference is up to the individual. I want to see measurements of the new EVO series as well but just assuming that they aren't as good isn't doing anyone any good.
Do we? I agree ID brands don't have a middle man markup but the mass market brands have economies of scale and benefit from trickle down technology. At any given price point, I don't see any advantage that ID brands have over the bigger names but that is getting a bit off topic.
The ID comment was directed towards Zorba being a strong defender of ID brands.
I see you have favored retail brands over recent times.
Specs are very meaningful.
Bass response is a very cut and dry one.
Im not sure what is attractive about a design that has a larger volume, double the surface area, and twice the voice coils to end up with similar power handling, low efficiency and skimpy bass performance in a large cabinet. But maybe that’s just me.
A 3 way design allows for more error, and unless there is a glaring directivity mismatch between the woofer and tweeter used, I see no need for a midrange. Properly designed 2 ways are superior due to this as I mentioned above.
Seas, who custom makes Ascend’s woofers, is one of the most respected brands in the game and uses the best technology available.
These are all the “specs” I see, which I hold to great importance, and I’m sure others do.
I see nothing in Wharfedale’s design besides a pretty cabinet. But do point out some “trickle down technology”.
Isn’t that a sales pitch from B&W to sell you their 700 D3 series which uses their old 800 D2 series technology? Ah but no matter.
Back to Ascend S2Ex vs Kef R3 please!