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Why are high efficiency speakers preferred for low volume listening?
At the risk of over-simplifying (and I'm not saying this is the only factor): A significant contributor to high efficiency is a high motor-strength-to-moving-mass ratio, and it just so happens that a high motor-strength-to-moving-mass ratio is al... 
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
@mikhailark , I have to apologize for getting your amps mixed up - somehow I was thinking low-powered Class A Pass Labs, when it’s actually low-powered (but not as low-powered) Class A Accuphase. Speakers with a voltage sensitivity at least in the... 
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
@mikhailark , thank you for the additional information. That’s a nice big room, which imo implies that you will probably want fairly high voltage sensitivity for use with your 30-watt Pass Labs amp. You might consider speakers with a voltage sens... 
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
@mikhailark, ime a "relaxed, non-fatiguing sound" is predicted by a gently downward-sloping first-arrival sound, and an off-axis sound that has a very similar spectral balance. I’m not a big fan of deliberately introducing dippage into the 2-6 kHz... 
Speaker Slip Covers
I have prosound customers who use custom-made speaker cabinet covers from Studio Slips, Tuki, and LeCover.   
LONE STAR AUDIOFEST JUNE 7-9 DALLAS WHO IS ATTENDING?
@calvinj, thank you.  Turns out I won't be at T.H.E. show either, nor will the new product (arrrgh); I will be occupied out-of-town that weekend.  See you at whatever's next, I hope! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic show with INFIGO and GATO!!  
High Pass Filter for Mains
Marchand has been in business for decades. I had a Marchand crossover nearly forty years ago. It worked great, eventually a neighbor kid destroyed the speakers and replacement parts for the speakers were unobtainium.  Imo you can buy from Marchand... 
The Center, Measured
Not that I’ve looked at every set of off-axis measurements done on a center-channel speaker, but I’ve seldom seen off-axis response that good on a conventional speaker, let alone a center-channel speaker! (For anyone wondering what I’m talking ab... 
The Center, Measured
Imo that is SUPERB off-axis performance for a center channel speaker.  Bravo!  
What if a high end speaker measures really badly?
@helomech wrote: "It’s quite apparent from his posts that Audiokineses doesn’t have a strong grasp of speaker science." Could you elaborate?  I'd like to know where you disagree with me.  I'm not infallible.  Thanks.  
Passive subwoofer amps help!
@mijostyn , I agree with you about the heat issue.  Except for the very first generation of my subwoofer system, dating back to 2006, I haven't been putting amps inside of subwoofers.  My observation (based largely on conversations with customers)... 
Passive subwoofer amps help!
@mijostyn , thanks for the QSC suggestion.  I should have mentioned that the Dayton SA-1000 has a fixed 80 Hz second-order line level highpass filter to roll off the bottom end going to the amp for the main speakers.  No DSP in the Dayton; it's a... 
Passive subwoofer amps help!
Dayton Audio makes a thousand-watt shelf-mount Class AB subwoofer amp with controls for phase, low-pass frequency (4th order slope), and gain, and it has a single band of parametric EQ.  It's called the SA-1000. Available from Parts Express, Part ... 
What if a high end speaker measures really badly?
@erik_squires wrote:  "I'm reading @audiokinesis but avoiding commenting when I just don't know what I'm talking about.  Honestly my experience with very poor measuring speakers is rather limited so I yield the floor. 🤣" Here is Floyd Toole being... 
What if a high end speaker measures really badly?
Not all dips are created equal even if they look similar. How the dip was caused makes a significant difference. Comb filter effects tend to be considerably more benign than the dip in an anechoic or quasi-anechoic curve implies. This is because ...