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JohnA

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Quite sure it was the Sumit.

Bt any dipole speaker, ESL, planar magnetic, row of cones, etc. would fare poorly on the spinorama.
That device is designed for monopole speakers and is a great tool, but like any tool, can be miss-applied.
You should see how the Maggie LRS fared on a similar test of AudioScienceReview.
Not at the same level as mid-sized MLs, but dipoles and spinorama-type measurements don't see eye-to-eye
 

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However, agree with Floyd Toole on the fact that manufacturers do not provide adequate spec. information on their products. As he said,
car tires have more information on them then a typical audio component.
 

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However, agree with Floyd Toole on the fact that manufacturers do not provide adequate spec. information on their products. As he said,
car tires have more information on them then a typical audio component.
Totally agree, there is a huge amount of info missing.
For example: on speakers, the power curve is an important metric, yet I've never seen a vendor publish that.
A single graph with FR at 70db, 80db, 90db, and 100dB with corresponding THD % lines would be very illuminating.
BTW- very few speakers have a linear power curve

As for the car tires analogy, I'll take it one step further:
ESLs are like studded winter tires, completely awesome, and a huge win in the right conditions. But suck if driven in the summer.

ESLs are super demanding of the ROOM and how they are set up.
 
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