Yes, many can.
I owned and put some money and time into a pair of Altec A-7 speakers. My Klipschorns sounded better. I sold the A-7 speakers and their new owner was very happy. They are called Voice Of The Theatres, because they were mainly designed to reproduce the male voice for movie theaters and they do that very well, but lack sound quality for home use. They don’t reproduce low frequencies that good and lack some highs. They do mids well spreading them out and mid bass. I was very disappointed with them, but understand why some like them. Like most speakers, they do somethings well, but lack in someways that were unacceptable to me. I see some add tweeters to them and subwoofers could be added too, but I didn’t want to go that route with them, so sold them. I’d bet my Chorus II would sound better than them too, but it can be unfair comparing a three way against two way. I’ve heard many speakers that sound better than the A-7, but it deserves its recognition. I think the Altec 19 is better and designed for home use, so I’d prefer them for home use. I considered using what I had in my A-7 components and building 19 cabinets for them, but didn’t want to undo what I had done and lost interest.