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[TOS #5] From: How do you listen to music? Speakers, headphones, which, From Topic ID: 98847
mzil
post Jan 15 2013, 02:05
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QUOTE (almostmitch @ Jan 14 2013, 13:50) *
I had my eye on these though. Anyone have thoughts on these speakers? yay, nay?

Nay. That MTM arrangement cures problems that are hardly problems at all, and creates new ones, especially if you don't place the tweeter's at exact ear height [so no standing up while listening allowed] http://www.birotechnology.com/articles/VSTWLA.html [read the conclusion]

I do however think some other recent introductory Polk speakers have impressively even far field response {where it counts} for their price:
http://forum.stereophile.com/content/polk-...surements\ What they do from 200Hz to 9 kHz is very flat and they have a nice steep waterfall plot too. [edit to add: or the smaller RTi A1 (to save money) looks decent too]
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Here's a weird headphone without a category: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9878674-1.html

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post Jan 18 2013, 15:01
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QUOTE (mzil @ Jan 14 2013, 20:05) *
QUOTE (almostmitch @ Jan 14 2013, 13:50) *
I had my eye on these though. Anyone have thoughts on these speakers? yay, nay?

Nay. That MTM arrangement cures problems that are hardly problems at all, and creates new ones, especially if you don't place the tweeter's at exact ear height [so no standing up while listening allowed] http://www.birotechnology.com/articles/VSTWLA.html [read the conclusion]

I do however think some other recent introductory Polk speakers have impressively even far field response {where it counts} for their price:
http://forum.stereophile.com/content/polk-...surements\ What they do from 200Hz to 9 kHz is very flat and they have a nice steep waterfall plot too. [edit to add: or the smaller RTi A1 (to save money) looks decent too]


I'll admit that most of that went over my head, as far as the issues with the TSi200's. Maybe you could dumb it down a bit for me. I realize that they should only be listened to while sitting down, but that's about all I got from it. If this is the case with these speakers, will floor standing speakers have the same issues? I'm having a hard time deciding on speakers. I'm not sure if the RTi A1's, or any other bookshelf speakers for that matter will pack enough of a punch for the room they'll be in.. maybe I'm wrong. Basically I want speakers that will be loud enough for about a 25' x 17' room and produce the most accurate sound at various listening positions in the room.
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