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Old 12th December 2012, 02:53 PM   #11
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Which brings me onto probably my main sticking point... The amount people live by zaph's graphs and recomendations, a photo can still be beautiful if the colours are out or it's not all in focus - yet if someone told you about a photo that was off-colour and out of focus it would be very easy to dismiss it straight away. I see it the same with speakers, ok there may be some harmonic distortion - but does it make for a worse sounding speaker?
Another example is how his site has basically written off the entire class of 5cm speakers. (He argues that there's no good reason to use a 5cm speaker when there are 7.5cm speakers with lower distortion and higher sensitivity.)

Of course, that completely ignores the fact that a 5cm speaker will naturally have a more extended top end, and a top end that's better behaved in it's polar response.

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on a tangent a tad but the 'old' A5 i have sound clean, though i accept they may have higher THD than a larger driver. In my small room with some EQ they put out enough SPL and bass to make me smile, even near xmax. Their tonality doesnt change. It is that which i feel makes the Alpairs unique. Whatever their starting THD profile is, it doesnt worsen much. The other similar drivers ive used have had a more gradual worsening of THD with excursion. At least to my ear, i havent measured anything lol

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basically im saying that if u went 'sub n sat' rather than 'fast' and the A6 dont quite reach the 100hz or 80hz (i havent simmed them) then a little EQ is OK. Im amazed how much EQ my A5 can take at 1m nearfield listening.
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