Must be the flavour-of-the-month at stereophile. This is about the 4th thread on this speaker.
@ozzy62 Yes i do speakers also, For me is very intresting how potensional customers likes is different one, Open buffle is very popular now , and i try to understand why? To get good bass response similar to other type a enclosure , open baffle must be huge size according to acoustic low
In this video, the reviewer is doing what influencers do. He’s marketing.
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The two microphones are located nearfield to the speakers - which takes the room out of the equation. It is not representative of the SQ by the listener’s chair - where the mic(s) should be. Open-baffles are low bass challenged - which can be overcome with good positioning - in a good room.
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It’s curious that he’s released a competing product while still on the team that bought Spatial Audio from him.
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Disclaimer: I haven’t heard these Caladan speakers - only the Spatial Audio X3 at an audio show.
@bache Open baffle speakers have rear firing information. If the wall behind the speaker is at least 5 feet, then the ear can use the resulting time delay as echo location information, which increases the palpability of the sound stage. If less than 5 feet, like a side wall, the information is interpreted as harshness. Open baffle has been popular for a very long time if planar loudspeakers are any indication 😉
I’ve heard Bache speakers several times- in a home and at an audio show. They sounded great both times- he puts his heart and soul into a design, and you can hear it. I have a very problematic room and use open baffle speakers because of their lesser bass interaction with my room.