Loudspeaker Myths: Separating the Scientific Facts from Science Fiction

Just like we’ve found with speaker cables and audio interconnects (http://www.audioholics.com/gadget-rev…), snake oil and gimmicks are also alive and well in the world of loudspeakers. With over 400 loudspeaker brands in the consumer market competing for a very small piece of action, it’s no wonder manufacturers feel the need to differentiate themselves and often use Ivory Tower tactics and pseudoscience to proclaim product superiority. In fact some of the loudspeaker science often reads less believable than science fiction. In this article and one on one interview between Gene and Hugo, we break down and discuss some of the common nonsense we’ve found surrounding consumer loudspeaker products.