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01-25-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Flm
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Single Driver speakers
Hi guys and gals! Glad to have found this site!
My question is do you believe in single driver speakers like Cube Audio? I don't need ultimate low end extension but accurate mids and highs. Thanks 😊
01-25-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Paul S
San Diego, California, USA
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GSC Benefits
Hi, Flm. Welcome. Try reading some long threads in our archives and you will get a better idea how to open a dialog. Pretty sure there are some Lowther threads, but no reason to limit yourself to those. "Accurate" in the case of speakers means faithful to something, as opposed to everything, so that has to be cleared up. This is not a good site as far as dropping in to figure out what to buy, but it might help you get a better sense of what you're really after in terms of Sound and Music, and maybe even some hardware stuff, too.


Best regards,
Paul S
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Flm
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GSC Benefits
Ok thanks Paul!😊
01-26-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
rowuk


Germany
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Joined on 07-05-2012

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Post ID: 26054
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Belief systems?
You say that you are looking for accurate mids and highs? Well, maybe a wide range driver could get the mids right, but if you have ever have seen a spectral analysis, you would see how much distortion/resonance is present - that many of us hear. Sure if one needs bragging rights (my driver can ...), then maybe the fact that acoustic pressure can be created over a wide frequency band is enough. Where music needs the most power, the full range drivers are most anemic.
So, if one uses those drivers only where they can do a decent job, maybe 500 to 7000 Hz, then it could be OK - if one could integrate something above and below.
If you seriously read this site, you will see that full range is ok for Bose wave radio level stuff. For the demands of high quality playback, there are too many caveats. This website is a remarkable diary of Romys search for good sound. He ended up with a large 5 way front loaded horn speaker that is the exact opposite of a single driver scheme. The rest of us have also shared various attemps, successes and failures.
At the end of the day, we all do what appeals to our own sense of what is right. 


Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
01-26-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Flm
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Post ID: 26056
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Belief Systems
Thanks for input! This is the kind of information I am looking for. My feeling is one driver can't do it all. But audio reviews say this Cube Audio driver is revolutionary and finally we can have it all. As it meets the criteria of no crossover to screw up the sound and bass is decent. Mind you in my living space I can't do anything below 30hz. I would love to own Cessaro horns but way out of my budget unless I win like a lottery 😜
For now I will stick with my Harbeth P3ESR in my small system and Audio Note AN-E s in my main system. I wanted to see what is the next level up. I recently heard Magico A3 driven by Hegel and like that combo. What you guys think? Or maybe go for larger Harbeths like the Super HL5 plus.
01-27-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
rowuk


Germany
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Advanced audio practices
Flm,You need to start reading what is already available here. This is not so much of a random blog like many others. We make efforts to stay on subject and have purpose. That means, a change to your system should have a reason that you can clearly define. Audio reviewers have one purpose in life, and that is to help the manufacturer sell more. They do not give a shit about their readers - except as potential customers. The level of their audio practices is primitive at best and criminal in many cases.Romy has adequately referred to audiophile press as Toilet Reading. Certainly food for thought.
Your post about what you like and what you are thinking about buying has shown no reason. What is WRONG with your current playback? What makes you think that changing the speaker would fix that? What process do you use to define problems and find a solution?


Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
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