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Interesting read...Are Towers Obsolete?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Type A, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Type A

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    http://www.soundandvision.com/content/are-tower-speakers-obsoleteI do find it interesting he mentions a good sub and bookshelves can be an alternative. "Those who assert that only towers can produce satisfying bass just haven't listened to enough (or good enough) subs." I wonder what one has to spend on a sub to make it comparable to the performance of towers? Must be more than $500, cause even optimum placement of my subs doesnt compare to tower performance. My MBMs in optimum placement and up against any tower? Yep, Ill take that bet. But my subs? No, even modest towers will beat them in clarity and impact.
     
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    Klipschorn throws the "are towers obsolete" in the "opinions are like buttholes" category all by itself.
     
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    I returned a pair of book shelves for the towers just 2 days ago. Using a sub as well, I found the sound from the bookshelves didn't sound full, worse at lower volumes. The sound was much improved mid and high range with the towers alone and then better again with the sub at the same power setting. This won't apply to all of them but the two models I looked at it held true.
     

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