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Wilson Alexia V - 2023 Stereophile Speaker of the Year ???

Penelinfi

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Not picking on you, just a pet peeve: "Audition" means to try out, as in "audition for a part in a play." The director is not auditioning, the actor is. Don't fall into the audiophool pretentiousness of substituting "audition" for "listen."
I guess the speaker is auditioning to the prospective buyer .
 

Koeitje

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There are plenty of speakers that measure poorly and people love them. ATC, Harbeth, lots of others. It's up to the person to decide. This is my take I am not telling anyone they have to go do it, or moving goalposts. The rancor on this forum is W I L D.
The question is whether they still love them just based on just their sonic qualities compared to speakers that measure better. At the same time I do recognize there is more to a speaker than just audio fidelity, such as their looks or even perceived prestige.
 

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f course, that picture may have been taken with the turntable in the normal upright position...then turned 180.
If so, the Empire folks (headed by Herb Horowitz*) went to the extreme trouble of constructing upside-down shelves stacked with glued-on little boxes and dipping the "suspending" chains in molten metal or glue to complete the illusion. FWIW, Dual Audio did similar demonstrations.

*Herb Horowitz died at the age of 103 in 2021 and a new biography of him is due out soon. ;)
 

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All right, @Kal Rubinson you've triggered me again*...
DUAL encouraged their customers** to use their DUALs for party tricks!



From the manual for my DUAL 1019 (which I have, and keep, strictly for sentimental reasons)

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* Yes, that is a low bar. :facepalm:
** At least in the US (i.e., perhaps United Audio's doing and not Gebrüder Steidinger's). ;)
 

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How on earth is she going to change that record, ridiculous.
Keith
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Also suitable for mounting Atmos speakers.
 

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FWIW, Dual Audio did similar demonstrations.
Here a photo from a fair in those good old days, it was rotating around both axes:

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Source of the photo: https://www.dual-board.de/index.php?thread/10925-wandmontage-plattenspieler-senkrecht-aufstellen/
 
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