They measure quite nice(r) https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...-vs-stock-linn-katan.23509/page-5#post-879235Vivid Audio also uses the same "bolt through" approach to secure their drive units. It would be interesting to see measurements of one of their speakers, given that they had a former B&W designer.
Why would they wanted to ship the screws loose and want the user to tighten it after you "determined your speaker placement?" What can be affected by a tensioning screw that is part of the speaker by the speaker placement?FYI, and knowing this from having just purchased a Monitor Audio C350 center channel for my system, that “mounting screw” is actually a through driver mount screw...The drivers are afixed to the front by a tensioning screw in the back. Note there are no screws attaching the drivers to the front baffle. My caveat with this system is not the design, but no mention of the fact in the enclosed manual that you are supposed to snug these screws once you have determined your speaker placement. No doubt, loose drivers might cause some resonance!
I only mention this, as I am someone who has commented on a speaker lacking in really deep bass, and have had others give a "So what" type of answer.I agree that the above comment might have sound a bid condescending and I probably would have now formulated it differently, but to my excuse the dialogue evolved to this stage in several steps. Anyway I just wanted to express that directivity really and easily audibly matters and cannot be ignored or corrected by EQ.
The graphs are for the Gold 200 so current generation? If so comparing current 200 vs GX100 looks like they have improved although not that much from a directivity perspective, distortion at 90dB does seem to have improved though. I have GX300 for the left and right.
Thanks for the link, hard to compare to the ASR results but directivity in general look OK apart from a 4dB peak on axis at 5Khz.
I'd say it's a great pair of passives, basically means without internal calibration or tweaking in the active domain it did able to produce a neutral +/- 1.5db speaker with the crossover being +/-3db, and it do so in a great looking design and "only" $799 a pair, so really a bargain in it's performance class, no idea about the power handling and if they can be driven well with some decent chip amp like the topping one it would be a low cost yet stylish product
Not really. Having listened to both I have to say that Focal speakers have a coloration due to their inverted domes which are not the finest nor the most natural tweeters I was given the opportunity to listen to. I find the recent MAs to be better, with tighter bass and a better treble. As pointed by this review, the upper midrange could use some refinements but that's the only negative thing I noted.Strikes me as a less refined Focal.
Not really comparable.Strikes me as a less refined Focal.
I agree, but for the sake of completeness (and pedantry, I suppose) we should occasionally bear in mind (and occasionally say) that directivity matters only if choice, family or financial circumstances put you in a reflective room. I have been lucky enough to be able to build non-reflective rooms, where directivity is completely and totally irrelevant.Anyway I just wanted to express that directivity really and easily audibly matters and cannot be ignored ...