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    Is speaker adjustibility a marketing gimmick?

    Wilsons, Focals, etc., all claim to give the listener an advantage because their speakers can be adjusted to the listener's seat position. Is there something to this? Or are these just bad design choices twisted and marketed as a benefit to the customer?

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    Site Founder And Administrator Steve Williams's Avatar
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    IMHO there is definitely something to this ( speaking only now for my speakers)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    IMHO there is definitely something to this ( speaking only now for my speakers)
    You definitely have one of a handful of the most amazing speakers in the world, so it definitely works for Wilson. But take the awesome Vivid Giya. They just created a really weird shape to it and don't bother with adjustibility, while passing the cost savings on to the customer.

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    I agree. I ever cease to be amazed by the sound from the Giya
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    I agree. I ever cease to be amazed by the sound from the Giya
    It has to be the most under-rated speakers in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caesar View Post
    It has to be the most under-rated speakers in the world.
    and weirdest looking too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    and weirdest looking too.
    You have a point!!! But many a guy have fallen in love with a girl when they got to know her.

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    I pride myself in being a function-first person ....

    I am however certain I will never put a Giya in my listening room, however good it sounds (well within limits ) . Weird, disturbing, unsettling looking item ...
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    But have you heard the speaker Frantz

    The speaker shape reminds me of the Diva's head in the movie The Fifth Element
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrantzM View Post
    I pride myself in being a function-first person ....

    I am however certain I will never put a Giya in my listening room, however good it sounds (well within limits ) . Weird, disturbing, unsettling looking item ...
    I understand the emotional response, Frantz. Frank Gehry's architecture generates the emotions you describe in me.

    Out of curiosity, have you heard it?

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