- Nov 29, 2017
This is the variable thats a little contentious to my mind. IIRC the Toole data suggests that people prefer a more spacious and enveloping sound generally, but this will vary as you rightly say depending on the speakers directivity and of course the room absorption/reflectivity characteristics. I will check, but I think he personally has stated no particular preference for a certain characteristic , just that the off axis should be smooth.
Edit: whoops, looks like we commented at the same time.