I don't disagree.lindsayt said:Me too, but I don't think such a person exists. As there will always be the accusation that any designer will be biased towards the type of speakers that they have designed.CnoEvil said:I would love to hear from a speaker designer, who can speak objectively and preferably doesn't have a vested interest in either promoting their design, or rubbishing that of somone else.
There is actually quite a good objective test. Feed your system single cycle test tones at various bass frequencies. Put a microphone in front of the speakers and feed this into an oscilloscope device that has the ability to record onto paper or a digital file. Compare the resulting signal from the speakers against the single cycle test tone.
The technology was around in the 1960's to do this and was used by at least 1 manufacturer.
Testing done at that time showed that no speaker was brilliant at reproducing these test tones, but that some were a lot worse than others. With ported speakers being particularly poor in this respect.
Funny how arch objectivists like Alan Shaw have never shown (AFAIK) the results of single cycle tests for their speakers?
Is that because they either don't know about these tests, in which case one could question their competence? Or is it because these tests would not show their speakers in the best marketing light?
Good Man.iceman16 said:No I demo them in shop and the Ref3 which I just ordered.
Thanks. The KEFs were great - looks wise they suited my room .... Sound wise, I need a larger space ... Perhaps when I next move I'll keep that in mindCnoEvil said:
What size was the room? They do have huge scale for a Standmount. I also think they work well with Linn DS as a Source.Kubs said:Thanks. The KEFs were great - looks wise they suited my room .... Sound wise, I need a larger space ... Perhaps when I next move I'll keep that in mindCnoEvil said:
I agree. When I listen to them they're like medium size floorstanders and sound "faster" and agile than the Ref3 which the dealer saw me grinning.CnoEvil said:They do have huge scale for a Standmount.Kubs said:Thanks. The KEFs were great - looks wise they suited my room .... Sound wise, I need a larger space ... Perhaps when I next move I'll keep that in mindCnoEvil said:
That's a reasonable sized room. It's a pitty they don't work....maybe you are sitting in area where Bass "gathers" - which it seems to do in my Bay Window.Kubs said:It's 16' x 14' with a bay window. The bay window is where I am seated on a 3 seater.
1930s detached house in London (if that helps).
Did they lend you both types of ports to try in your room?Kubs said:The bass however, was boomy and I quickly concluded they didn't suit my room size or shape - plus I missed the open airy 'relaxed' sound of the PMCs.
Indeed - that was the starting pointamormusic said:Congrats.
Ps - you gonna give the cleaner a hifive now for accidentally knocking the original speakers over. I remember the post from a while back which I presume landed you in trial mode...
Every cloud has a silver lining. Lol.