| Romy the Cat wrote:|
| People frequently ask me what would be a good speaker to buy for $5.000, for $10.000 for $20.000 for $50.000 and so on. The more I think about it looking at the park of available loudspeakers the more I come to the observation that there are no good speakers our there, for any amount money.|
I wrote something similar recently, where I was writing the leader for some product info.... Here my take:
"In high-end audio many speakers are manufactured and marketed commanding serious amounts of money to purchase. Yet they are, in their fundamental design, entirely conventional and follow the same principles as a £150 pair of speakers with the addition of a £150 subwoofer. It stands to question the wisdom of simply refining designs full of compromises and problems that drastically prejudice the possible outcome. Many such speakers suffer from the same audible problems as their cheaper counterparts, despite commanding often 100 times as much money. Few high-end speakers, admittedly, succeed in working around the various issues and reducing them to near inaudible (or at least inoffensive) levels. They do so however at huge material and engineering cost which of course translates to exorbitant High Street prices."
I have also posted some fairly detailed thoughts on the actual technical issues. These are fairly controversial, for one I suspect Romy would largely take exceptions, but I have written them anyway. You can find them here:
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