- Apr 22, 2016
- Princeton, Texas
While it is true that the ranking order did not change going from mono to stereo, I can't help but notice how much the Quad's score improved. IF the Quad (or some other dipole speaker) had scored up there with the others in mono, might it have passed up some of them (moved up in the rankings) in stereo? Obviously to the ears of some listeners, the stereo Quads did just that!
In other words, it looks to me like Figure 7.14 arguably raises the possibility that preference in mono does not NECESSARILY predict preference in stereo, at least if significantly different types of loudspeakers are involved.
And I realize that others may look at Figure 7.14 and come to the opposite conclusion. I did for years, until just now, because Tuga kept telling me to LOOK at it.