This thread is intended to produce interesting and insightful commentary. I'm just curious of others' insightful opinions on this site; I am not looking to declare any winners or losers. Now then... Can it be said that either dynamic speakers, magneplanar speakers, or electrostatic speakers are the superior design? I think not, or we'd see one design prevail over all others. As evident by the huge diversity of high-end loudspeakers out there, this is not true. Yet, of the speakers I've heard, I'd have to admit that I favor the latter two designs. I myself own fine two-way dynamic speakers built from extremely high-end Scanspeak drivers- heralded as some of the best dynamic drivers around. And while the speakers are great for loud dynamic soundtracks, they simply do not have the presense that magnepan or martin-logan speakers, with their overwhelming sizes and resulting enveloping sounds, have. Perhaps bipolar dynamic speakers, of which few I've listened to, can help produce a larger sound. Larger drivers do this at the expense of driver quickness- something magneplanar and electrostatics do not sacrifice. Dynamic drivers do, however, seem to play louder cleaner without compression. I must add that I am infuriated with the notion of having to sit in a "sweet spot" to enjoy speakers. I never, ever sit still while listening to music. Similarly, I always watch movies with a crowd. Perhaps this is a reason why I crave a big sound. The cons of each design I mentioned may be resolved in a line-array design, right? I've never had the pleasure of hearing one. Besides, though they produce great sound, huge speakers are usually ugly when placed in a living room Bottom line: can a full band's sound really be reproduced through a 1" dome tweeter and a 6 1/2" mid/woofer? I own quite fine dynamic speakers, and I'd say no. Comments are appreciated.