Sound of Speakers
I ran into this 2004 article describing the sound attributes of speakers.
An excerpt is given below.
"Spacious" and "open" and "airy," all positive traits, describe the sense of space present around the instruments and singers; it relates to the speaker's presentation of the stereo "soundstage" (the three-dimensional positioning of the instruments across an imaginary stage) in addition to how well it reproduces the ambient sounds present in the original recording. The opposite is "closed," "muted" or "dry," which indicate the midrange and treble are rolled off or depressed and dull.
Now it is 2009, have we gained some knowledge as to what makes speakers sound good or more importantly sound real?
Re: Sound of Speakers
Yes. Just one example was SL's observation that his omni-directional test mule (later to become PLUTO) could produce, within some limits, as convincing and satisfying an image as the ten times more expensive ORION (an observation which also led to the addition of a rear tweeter in ORION+). This is well chronicled at
Originally Posted by ligs
particularly in the "conclusions"
and throughout the whole "concepts" section on that site.
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