I’ve told myself that I’m done building speakers. My DIY Super Heresys supplemented by TH subs are all I need in my small space. Until seeing this, I thought only MEHs, @Chris A @ClaudeJ1, could tempt me to make more sawdust. Addictions are hard to break.
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I agree completely. I’d rather listen to a good recording of good music on a clock radio than a bad recording of music I don’t enjoy from the best hi-fi system with fully horn loaded subs. Movies and games are another matter; explosions beg for subwoofers.
Of course, a good recording of good music from a fully horn-loaded system capable of clean reproduction to 20 Hz, or lower, is better still, but unavailable and unnecessary to most people who enjoy recorded music. Well set up Forte 3s or Las Scalas (or any Heritage) in most residential spaces will satisfy 99%; we are the outliers.
Well, it depends. In my case I listen in a very well-damped space and over 90% of my listening is to acoustic piano jazz. I actually run a sub all the time but I seldom need it. Of course when I put on Led Zeppelin (or even full-bore classical) it's another matter. The point is that situations vary, and one man's hard-and-fast rule may be another's flexible option.
My compliments to the OP and his handsome speakers with natural-fabric grilles!