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Why does everyone hate L5?

 

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Username: Goatin

U.S.A

Post Number: 237
Registered: Jan-06
why does everyone hate L5?
 

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Username: Homegrowncam

Watauga, TX United States

Post Number: 172
Registered: Jan-05
Cause they sound like trash!
 

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Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 11040
Registered: Dec-03
there are problems inherant with any non-round speaker, but far more pronounced with the solobarics.
These include;
limited excursion by design
lead slap and separation very common
cone fractures very common
cone flexing due to uneven stress points
also the above causes surround separation and failure.
the cone flexing also causes coloration in the output.

solobarics are lousy for sound quality, and for reliability, but kicker is good about replacing them (over and over for many users) and they do get loud, sure.

I'd just rather have loud combined with long product life and good SQ.
 

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Username: Homegrowncam

Watauga, TX United States

Post Number: 173
Registered: Jan-05
Nicely put Glass
 

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Username: Tjmutlow

Post Number: 1417
Registered: Sep-05
and from what I have seen, they and the L7's do not hold up very well... At least the older versions.
 

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Username: Kd7nfr

Montpelier, ID United States

Post Number: 1449
Registered: Apr-05
Glasswolf probably has that saved somewhere for his default answer to this question... I know I've seen it at least ten times...
 

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Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 11050
Registered: Dec-03
oddly, I typed that out.. but I should save it.. really.
I end up saying it often enough.
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