Vance Dickason (The Loudspeaker Design Cookbook and Voice Coil magazine)
While chatting with Mr. D’Appolito I noticed the name tag of another gentlemen entering the room. I shook Vance’s hand and greeted him. We exchanged a few words, but that was about it. I didn’t really have the opportunity to chat with him. Mr. Vance Dickason seemed a decent sort.
I would like to say that it was “all good” at CES and that everyone present was both honest and very knowledgeable, but this wasn’t true. There was at least one guy that lacked in one of these areas.
I overheard manufacturer “X” talking to a dealer. The manufacturer said, “look at this waterfall plot. Our special XXX crossover is the only way to make this happen with these drivers.”
Either the manufacturer didn’t know the truth, or just eschewed the truth largely in favor of marketing. As I learn more about hifi loudspeakers I find these examples quite pervasive in marketing. It is malevolent and annoying. I was quite surprised to hear it straight from a guy who I previously considered very honest.