What is the most highly resolving speaker you have ever heard?

ack

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The Q7
 
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The Q5 with subs or one of the Rockport speakers (the model number escapes me)
Surprised to hear this, was it one of the new generation with the beryllium tweeter? I have owned the Ankaa's with the soft dome tweeter and found them somewhat dark & closed sounding, wouldn't call these resolving speakers by any means.
 

Mike Lavigne

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Evolution Acoustics MM7 main towers.
 

Mike Lavigne

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There we go - I was expecting electrostatics and speakers featuring ribbon tweeters to be popping up :)
the 'hard part' of resolution is linearity in the mid-bass, not the top end. how can you get body, seamlessness and speed together thru that region so important to vocals?

there are plenty of highly resolving tweeters out there.
 
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There we go - I was expecting electrostatics and speakers featuring ribbon tweeters to be popping up :)
It will depend on what people consider a resolving speaker. You can have resolution related to detail, dynamics, localization and nuance. Sometimes a loudspeaker which excels in one of these aspects is not the best in the others.
 
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It will depend on what people consider a resolving speaker. You can have resolution related to detail, dynamics, localization and nuance. Sometimes a loudspeaker which excels in one of these aspects is not the best in the others.
Micro, could you expand on your interpretation of resolution? What I had in mind was the ability to resolve fine micro detail across the spectrum.
 
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There we go - I was expecting electrostatics and speakers featuring ribbon tweeters to be popping up :)

My Infinity IRS Series V. Ribbon Planar tweeters AND Midranges.
 
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Micro, could you expand on your interpretation of resolution? What I had in mind was the ability to resolve fine micro detail across the spectrum.
I will do it later. I will look for examples in the Gregorio Paniagua La Folia from Harmonia Mundi to illustrate it.
 

bwraudio

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Plasma

The Hill Plasma loudspeaker from 700 hz on up will outperform anything on the market today. Resolution, detail, transients
are a so very real, without fatigue (once heard one gets spoiled with other loudspeakers). To this day there is no other
loudspeaker except (lansche plasma is second best from 2500 hz on up). State of the art, yes, but impractical.
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mep

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Micro, could you expand on your interpretation of resolution? What I had in mind was the ability to resolve fine micro detail across the spectrum.
Could you please give an example based on a recording that we all probably own what constitutes "fine micro detail?" I would like to know exactly what you mean by this and an example of what "fine micro detail" sounds like.
Thanks. And no, I'm not looking to set you up. I honestly want to know what you mean by this and have you give a concrete example that I can relate to.
 
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The Hill Plasma loudspeaker from 700 hz on up will outperform anything on the market today. Resolution, detail, transients
are a so very real, without fatigue (once heard one gets spoiled with other loudspeakers). To this day there is no other
loudspeaker except (lansche plasma is second best from 2500 hz on up). State of the art, yes, but impractical.
Plasma from 700Hz and up I can believe it. My plasmas go from 5kHz and up and are still incredibly finely resolving:



 

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