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Popularity of Single Full Range Driver Speakers

Single driver speakers are becoming an increasingly popular choice among audiophiles. Why single driver speakers? A quote posted by a user on the Stereophile.com forums explains the benefits and drawbacks of a single driver speaker.

Single driver speakers are most suitable for the more intimate genre and at moderate volume levels. This includes solo voice, small group jazz and 18th century classical and chamber music. For these genre, single driver speakers are superb. You will hear nothing better. They also do classic rock pretty well as long as the volume is kept to reasonable levels. By reasonable, I mean ~80dB at the listening position. (I set my LT-2000/DX3’s 8 feet apart and my chair 8 feet back.) Now, if you are into heavy metal or want Mahler symphonies at concert volume, I suggest that you look elsewhere.

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