Is it me ? Or are others outraged that a speaker costing $45,000 is only 81db and just 44 inches high ? I would think Vandersteen would give us a little more for our money.
To insult to injury, Robert Harley says this is a "bargain". Knowing what he said, he almost expected e-mails from readers complaining about his comment. Well, here's the first one - and at least I gave detail why I'm outraged.
When will people realize that a direct-radiating speaker is trying to do too much with what it's got ? Doesn't dynamic range matter ? How about the speed to get from the lows to the highs ? How about image size ?
You really can't do it with a cone radiator. John Atkinson just reviewed the big Acapella's. At least he knows what life is like before-and-after a direct-radiating loudspeaker.........