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    Is the box speaker a dinosaur?

    It is a wonder box speakers have not gone the way of dinosaurs.We lavish so much attention on the obvious faults. When you eliminate the box, crossover and cone driver you are way ahead of the game
    I have not heard the Magico Q7. I did hear the Magico Q6. I assume it is a better Q5 with a built in sub. To say it is a just a box(or two boxes stacked on top of each other) is an oversimplification. For Purposes of this discussion that is exactly the point. To paraphrase another saying the box speaker is easy to build difficult to master.
    Being the audiophile hobbyist I am I can't help but applaud the existence of speakers suchas the Q7 or EA MM7. They are perfect examples of the downside of box speaker. Their greatness lies in the designers ability to solve those problems,

    Prohibitively expensive
    Elaborate cabinet designs
    Massive size
    Exotic drivers materials
    Complex crossover design
    Behemoth amplifiers


    Relatively straightforward panel designs at obtainable prices seem to mock all but thier most elaborate and expensive cousins -the box speaker.
    How can one justify a Q7 when so many panel designs exist at such lower prices and complexity? Not to mention requiring so much simpler amplification.
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    I'm sure many will disagree "again" ....

    Is there a WBF Poll on speaker ownership , put one at the top if not.

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    Ohh , you do know panel speakers are way less expensive to manufacturer, just saying ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregadd View Post
    Relatively straightforward panel designs at obtainable prices seem to mock all but thier most elaborate and expensive cousins -the box speaker.
    How can one justify a Q7 when so many panel designs exist at such lower prices and complexity? Not to mention requiring so much simpler amplification.
    i assume you're leaving out horn and single driver type spreakers, all of which require very little power (ultra simple SET type amps come to mind) and are as simple in design as they get. the sonic rewards of horns can be life-like in a way neither a traditional box or panel speaker can approach.
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    Horns represent an even smaller subset of audio.
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    I like my multi box speakers and I think they sound great. Not impressed with panel solutions.
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    Nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.wayne View Post
    I'm sure many will disagree "again" ....

    Is there a WBF Poll on speaker ownership , put one at the top if not.
    Easy to add a poll to the thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    Easy to add a poll to the thread
    How? I like that Idea
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    There you go counselor.
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