I've found that the room has an effect, as does positioning, as does the type of speaker stand for stand-mounts, as does every component in the signal path but, irrespective of all of these influences, a speaker's character will still come clearly through.Considering the interaction with the listening room, plus, the fact that a loudspeaker can only ultimately play what is fed to it, does this make reviewing a loudspeaker and stating "how it sounds" problematic ?
With the greatest respect, this is a classic 'leading question'.Considering the interaction with the listening room, plus, the fact that a loudspeaker can only ultimately play what is fed to it, does this make reviewing a loudspeaker and stating "how it sounds" problematic ?
You doubtless remember, Jack, that my much-loved (and perhaps keenly anticipated) ProAcs sounded awful in that same position in that same room. I couldn't believe they were the speakers I enjoyed so much back home.With the greatest respect, this is a classic 'leading question'.
The real question is 'what are the difficulties involved in reviewing loudspeakers compared with other components?'
Its for the respondent to the question to attest to issues relating to the listening room and to remarks about its passive (or otherwise) role.
Having said that, its a proper question.
The reason I'm backing it is that when Fourlegs and I decided on an impromptu speaker bake off, I brought my untested and recently acquired Jantzen TQWTs and was forced by the methodology protocol to stick them, together with the other candidates, where the reference SP200s were - in the hosts listening room 4 feet from all boundaries.
They hated it as I realised when I got to know them. Subsequently the locals like them to a man and a woman - close to the corners. They are hornloaded do you see..and need, therefore boundary reinforcement.
Hope the thread goes well for you Anadrol ..