Re: Best Sounding Speakers According to Scientific Tests
There is no doubt that planar speakers sound different andf generally "airier" than cone speakers. But I have heard some amazingly good cone speakers too. In the more distant past I loved the Waveform 17 active crossover speakers with separate driver amplification and the amazing egg-shaped housing on top for the tweeters. Sadly, I believe the designer, John Otvos, ceased production quite a few years back.
Happily, Siegfried Linkwitz (of Linkwitz-Riley crossover fame) designed the Orion active-crossovered speaker which sounds even better(amazingly) than the much older Mach 17. But, like a planar or electrostatic speaker, it requires being set-up about 3-4 feet from the front wall to achieve its' magic. When set up properly, its sweet spot is so enormous you can stand or sit just about anywhere. Linkwitz's site is also one the the best audio sites in existence.