Responses from johnk

Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
DSP can help with poor design choices and it is easy simple affordable flexible. But it does have a sound quality. I would also say your sample size of 1 active build isn't enough to form a truly useful opinion. On active verses passive. I have bu... 
Why are high efficiency speakers preferred for low volume listening?
Duke pointed out good reasons. But one I have not seen is controlled directivity many mid range horn designs react less with room boundaries. This can increase detail at low levels. Also many low eff designs have complicated networks these require... 
Thin Line Between Critique and Courtrooms: A Dialogue on the Recent Audiophile Drama
Didn't miss the point at all this is just about tearing down Tekton. Sure they messed this up. But its not like they are selling defective products or taking folks money Tekton complained about what they perceived as an inaccuracy in testing. And ... 
Starting a second system, need efficient speaker suggestions.
DIY 2-GSG Evolution cabs with B&C 18HTX Triaxials.= $3600   
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
Its very important to some so much so that they house giants. Its also of very little importance to some so much so that they house giant amplifiers. If you don't want high power it would be important to you.  
Thin Line Between Critique and Courtrooms: A Dialogue on the Recent Audiophile Drama
So many enjoying the destruction of someone's livelihood. The non creators destroying those that create. All over a youtuber? Look not a fan of the speaker designs but you all are just cruel.  
Why Do Cables Matter?
 I have never read a cable review where reviewer started out by cleaning connections. Just pulling off a cable and reconnecting removes some oxide this would effect sound. Suggest looking at what the cable and connector's are made of more than wha... 
14 ohm 7” midrange driver
8535 is about 14ohm at the crossover point for your speaker.   
Does Anyone Use Pro Audio Speakers as their Main?
Pro-audio inc Tannoy monitors and Altec, RCA, Western Electric and JB Lansing theater horns and those can be superior to standard audiophile fair. 
Salk Future TBD
20 years in audio is a good run nothing lasts forever.   
Picking Speakers 20k-30k
Im spending about 20k DIYing a few horns. In my opinion, if you have a bit of skill your funds go much farther and you get better end results than buying product that's not even designed for your use, system, room, decor, budget, and listening tas... 
Integrating speakers into contemporary decor - can WAF ever be overcome?
I would bring home some giant speakers. Pour a big glass of bourbon and blaze up the biggest Cuban I could get. And let her negotiate something smaller.   
FerroFluid aging
https://www.stereophile.com/content/bampw-matrix-800-loudspeaker-specifications  Ferrofluids dry up after about a decade or so and can be replaced but it's a pain. And once dried up you have metal in your VC thus damage can occur. I avoid it at al... 
High end speakers at low volume
I use horns with a coaxial midrange and dual 21-inch woofers preside in my office system. It's on many hours a day. At times I use it for moves or gaming. Its an amazing-sounding loudspeaker and at lower levels is articulate dynamic engaging with ... 
Build a Faraday cage around your equipment.