- Jun 5, 2016
If this is a 'huge' midrange dispersion disruption, then the Revel M106 has
a 'very large' (but not quite 'huge') midrange dispersion disruption
The measurements between the two are remarkably similar in the CEA format, in the horizontal directivity, and in the horizontal directivity normalized plots.
While I wouldn't consider either one to have smooth directivity, SVS is considerably worse. Compare beamwidth at 3kHz referenced to the common eyeball average of 50º. (N.B. the extra bump in M106's beamwidth after the crossover disruption is due to a tweeter resonance.)
I don't have an opinion on M106, as I've never heard one. (M105 is a very nice speaker.) I also haven't heard this iteration of SVS Ultra, though I have heard a previous one with a different (more expensive, not necessarily better) tweeter and have a pair of the old model's woofers, which were a similar Peerless/Tymphany HDS but with a metal cone.
My only reaction was to assertions that the measurements are anywhere near the Neumann/Genelec/KEF R ballpark. I don't see anything remotely close.