So, now that I have my system mostly complete, im curious. What makes a speaker a "good" speaker? Take the primus line. They are low budget speakers I assume, yet, I have read, on this forum if im not mistaken, that 1) the drivers are some of the best you can get, and 2) infinity puts a ton into engineering.
If both of those are true, then how is it that primus ends up being one of the lower end speakers? What is it that makes a speaker good, and what makes a speaker bad?
also, when shopping for speakers, you find some with 2 drivers and a tweeter, and you'll find some with 3 drivers and a tweeter. I assume that the addition of the 3rd driver just increases the frequency response? If that is the case, does this mean that if you have a sub, that a 3 driver speaker is essentially wasted, and you could get equal performance for better value with a 2 driver speaker?
take the polk tsx330 and the tsx440, one is a 2 driver and one is a 3 driver. does the 3 driver speaker necessarily make it a better speaker, or that it will sound better, or does it mean that it will hit a larger frequency range, if you are not using a sub, essentially meaning that, buy the 440's if you dont have a sub, but if you do, then then 330's would be just fine.
also, i know it's been said that the debate of floorstanding vs. bookshelf has been going on for a long time, but, would it be safe to say that, if you are using your system mostly for music, that a floorstanding would be a better choice, and if you are using it more for movies, the bookshelf would be a better choice, and that if you go with bookshelf, you can actually get a better speaker for less money, than if you spent the same or more on a full tower?
if a person was going to be doing 50/50 movies/music, or maybe 70/30 movies/music, which option would give them better performance? ive mentioned this before, but in that interview with Dr. Hsu, he said that if he were to build a home theater system, that he would not go with floor standing and would go with bookshelves.