I'm curious as to what speaker or brand of speakers the people on this forum feel is the best speaker for pure vocal clarity and instrumantal timbre.
For those who don't know what timbre is........it is the ability of a speaker to reproduce the sound of a voice or instrument without coloration so that the particular sound is depicted as accurately as it would have been when the sound was made. For example, in a system with good timbre, a violin sounds like a violin and a piccolo sounds like a piccolo. If you listen closely to many systems, even many expensive high grade systems, you will often hear sounds, but not be exactly sure which instrument is making the sound. That is bad.
For example, although the range of the violin extends significantly further than most human voices, they share a frequancy range in the 120-1250Hz area.
Therefore, a speaker that sounds very good producing violin sounds should also reproduce the most of the human singing voice with accuracy, as well. In fact, most musical instruments ( not including percussion ) fall between 80 and 3000 Hz.
So, why are many so called "Midrange Drivers" as well as Midrange Bandpass Crossovers designed to play frequencies between 1500Hz and 6K to 8K HZ or even 10K Hz. Some companies even call their speakers "Mid-vocals" and the speakers don't even play accurately below 1000Hz
Is there, anywhere out there, a small ( 2"-3" ) well-designed speaker with, pure, non-resonant, accurate tonal reproduction of the frequency range between 120Hz and 1400Hz? If so, then please tell me about it.