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In my case, I also have the added burden that two of my main contributors are or were speaker manufacturers, some of whose products you will see as References below. Other associates are distributors of speaker lines.
Accordingly, I made the only decision I could: All the choices in this category are mine alone. What I say to those who question my objectivity is; please closely read the rest of the References first to see my consistency and sensitivities, before making judgements on the few choices you may be understandingly skeptical about.
Any final and true judgement concerning these or any specific components requires a personal listening session with them. If this list inspires such an event, it has been a success, no matter what the ultimate result.
Behind the Curve This is the component category in which I believe that I am most "behind the curve".
While I am very confident that all the speakers that are included deserve to be there, I am just as confident that there are at least an equal number of others that are missing. Alternate Priorities Important Distinction: In my "Priorities and Distinctions" section within the main Reference file, I emphasized the primary importance of musical "low-level information", which must be reproduced if a component is to be included in this list.
I also used the word "accurate" before that expression. I feel this component category requires a further distinction and an exception, because of its unique nature. All components, except speakers and cartridges, are generally accurate; at least when focusing on timbres and phasing etc.
They have other problems; like losing information, dynamic compression etc. Accordingly, for many audiophiles, getting the timbres correct accuracy will be their first priority within this category, while "completeness" will be secondary, though still very important.
I generally agree with them.
The Missing Behemoths There are a growing number of loudspeakers, usually large and extremely expensive, that require the use of large, costly, complex and inferior amplifiers to help overcome their problems of design. These models are either downgraded or not References at all.
Almost every speaker I have ever heard that has low sensitivity, and a difficult impedance, has the same problems; they sound "dry, mechanical and compressed". Playing these speakers unnaturally loud, with the use of usually very expensive high-power amplifiers, which usually have the same sonic problems, is a "solution" that actually compounds the problems.
The only "beneficiaries" of this "strategy" are those who build, market and sell these expensive and usually grossly overpriced components. This is very difficult to achieve with multiple drivers, crossover points etc. In reality, these products are actually designed for people looking for "prestige", rather than the accurate reproduction of music.
There should be 4 or 5 speakers in here. The PRE is also unusually "practical":Explore our collection of new building sets including LEGO Harry Potter and more. meet - WordReference English dictionary, questions, discussion and forums.
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