SO, WHICH IS IT: Loudspeaker efficiency versus sensitivity

The sensitivity of a loudspeaker is the sound pressure between 125 Hz (250 Hz) to 4 kHz (8 kHz) at a specific distance – when you have a constant voltage – measured in dB per watt and meter. Mostly it is the voltage of constant 2.83 volts, the distance is 1 meter, at 8 ohms […]

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OPINIONS DIFFER: Top-10 ultimate high-end speakers

Steve Guttenberg writes: Ultimate high-end speakers are conceived with the same zeal Ferrari and Lamborghini apply to their no-holds-barred sports cars. Sales of ridiculously expensive and absurdly powerful cars are holding steady, and the same can be said for extreme, high-end speakers. Granted, there’s no practical reason for the existence of the new 450-horsepower Audi […]

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JBL: L88

Any users out there who might want to share their experiences? https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/jbl/l88.shtml http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/jbl-l88-plus.307051/   http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?31859-Need-help-identifying-drivers-in-JBL-L88-s

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Which amplifiers for ultra-sensitive horn speakers (Klipsch La Scala)?

Some ginormous La Scalas have arrived in my small to medium sized rooms. It is a shock. The Harbeths have gone upstairs, where they have more space to breathe. BBC Monitors in a big room; Huge horns in a small room. It’s an upside down world. The trouble is that all my amps are pretty […]

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CLASSIC KIT: What is the attraction?

Whilst my recent additions are for a secondary system, they certainly are competitive with today’s offerings at a corresponding price point (well, I believe so) albeit not likely to replace my main system. I could so easily have popped into Sevenoaks or the Classifieds and put together a middle of the range system but just […]

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