- Jun 3, 2019
- New York City
As I suggested, “suite” of measurements, and everything you suggest can indeed be quantified individually.I've never thought of coloration as one measure that can have a number assigned to it, like distortion or so many dBs variation in frequency response. Rather, it is the result of several issues, that can be quantified individually. When I first learnt about these things, coloration was caused by distortion, frequency response variations, cabinet resonances and energy storage, and the effects of the room. Some are easy to measure, although may be hard to interpret, like a waterfall plot of resonances and energy storage. Room effects of course aren't a property of the loudspeaker, but of its environment, but nevertheless affect coloration as heard in normal use.
Those Harbeth 'speakers I've heard have been 'low coloration', but there's no specification for it and as such I think is unquantifiable as one number.
Honestly, I think Alan wants to have his cake and eat it too-he is a man of measurements and science but his “uncolored” speakers are uncolored in some ineffable, unmeasurable way. I hope I’m wrong.