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Worst measuring loudspeaker?

Dialectic

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I still think Vittora could potentially sound very good taking the quality X-over and drivers used into consideration
They don't. I heard them in a system set up by Greg himself.

As you suggest, Volti loudspeakers are nice furniture and garbage transducers.
 

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I've never heard a Zu that I thought was remotely what a proper loudspeaker should sound like. Yet they have a cult following. Sean is a super nice guy though.
I agree and I feel bad whoever someone asks me about my opinion of Zu, because Sean is such a good guy. I just tell people they have a unique live sound and many people like them. Like anything, I encourage people to hear them in person but the measurements of Zu speakers are scary. They have a cool look and the company has a very cool vibe. The sound isn’t to my liking but they seem to play pretty loud.
 

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To be fair, Sony and Stereophile explained that the far field measuring technique does not represent how this will sound (or measure) in it’s intended desktop application. I wish they would have simulated a desktop and measured that way but it probably opens a Pandora’s box of measuring each speaker in its ideal setup. Rooms, desktops, mixing consoles have so much influence on what we end up hearing.
 

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Sony corp. has a statement to make... active SA-Z1 https://www.stereophile.com/content/sony-sa-z1-nearfield-active-speaker-system-measurements
Price 8000$/pair




What a mess, but weirdly the vertical directivity is much smoother despite the tweeter array

The only good thing I can see is that they are so ugly and expenseive that no-one will buy them!

Sony corp. has a statement to make... active SA-Z1 https://www.stereophile.com/content/sony-sa-z1-nearfield-active-speaker-system-measurements
Price 8000$/pair





The only good thing I can see is that they are so ugly and expenseive that no-one will buy them!

What a mess, but weirdly the vertical directivity is much smoother despite the tweeter array, so one could still turn them to side. :p

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