Buying Speakers: A Speaker Designer's Perspective
Whilst surfing over at AVS Forum, looking for information on Small/Large setup for our HT Basics feature, I noticed a great thread talking about speaker design and the role they have getting the music to your ears. As mentioned in the title, this is from a designer's perspective and should shed a lot of light on how different components in your HT work together.
From AVS Forum:It is a commonly held belief that speakers are the most important part of a stereo system, or home theater. This is basically true, though not to the extent that many experts would have you believe. The speakers control how much of the music you hear. By that I mean they will usually be the limiting factor in terms of how deep the bass is, how extended the treble is, and the overall amount of detail that is allowed to pass through. In other words, speakers determine the outside edges of the performance envelope, and the other components determine how far you fill that envelope.