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Old 06-08-2017, 10:48 PM   #3
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Re: low price vs high price speakers

I wouldn't waste my time with the entry level offerings from most of the major companies. These speakers are designed to sell a feature (like a certain power rating or cone material) and then cut everything around it to make up the price point.

The super high end stuff is usually not worth the investment unless you are planning on the entire ecosystem around it. High end speakers can actually sound WORSE when played off of an inadequate power source, without a crossover/processor system, and poor AQ from the source itself. These need a lot more to support them to ever see the advantage.

Example: Alpine has the "type E" line, with is purely budget. The S-line which is the big-box variety, and a pretty "standard" speaker. Type-R is the actual good stuff, where it sees first-run tech and higher quality materials. The X-series (and I think there is higher) is the "pro" grade stuff designed for the big-budget stuff, uses the higher quality components, and is often over-engineered UP to the flagship pricing.
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