A Short Interview of Floyd Toole

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    It would be interesting to know all the brands and models tested. I bet thier would be some surprises with the blind testing.
     
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    For those with additional interest, there was an excellent article in the Audio Critic, two issues ago, by Floyd talking about some of the work he did at the NRC/HI. Interesting results about what people prefer in terms of real speaker designs: smooth freq response, wide dispersion, and low distortion. Kind of common sense really, but they did a whole bunch of listening tests between different brands and designs of speakers to confirm those conclusions.
     
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    I've often wondered, regarding the speakers that garner praise in places like 6moons, positive-review, etc. if they meet these criteria?
     
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    For what it's worth...

    Floyd held a test not that long ago (Phil I., where are you? I know you have a reference), with an array of bookshelf speakers, hidden behind a screen of some kind.

    Perhaps you only tell the world when you win, but listeners chose a low to mid-priced JBL model from the Studio series over everything else in the test, over speakers costing a great deal more.
     

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