about the new JBL monitors got me thinking in this direction.
There was a time when many of us would not buy any sound creation product(s)
(synths, guitars, hard/software sound modules, samples,
models, speakers etc) unless we heard/played them in person.
Then came broadband internet.
The current broadband technology is now good enough
that many of us buy plugs/FXs,/samples etc
only after hearing them on-line.
Many times this stuff costs mucho $$$.
Same for music. We don’t always go to concerts.
If we hear an artist we like on-line, we simply
buy the product on-line.
It seems to me a lil suspicious that speaker manufactures
don’t have on-line demonstrations for their products.
Perhaps some do (and please chime in if that is the case)
but I went to the JBL, Genelec and Mackie sites and nada
as far as on-line demos.
I even went to Bose to check for home system demos.
Lots o’ testimonials, talk, hype, artist/engineer endorsements etc.
but no on-line demos.
Now I realize that evaluating speakers thru your speakers
can be problematic. but c’mon. At least give us a lil taste.
Use a disclaimer etc.
IMHO Even this option would be better that
buying them ‘blind’ so to speak.
Besides, the internet now gives us a sort of
‘level playing field’. Equally good and bad for everyone.
Speaker demos could show us various types of music played in
various situations to at least give us a hint of how they sound.
So speaker maker guys; sup wi dat?
And who is going to be the first with an on-line demo?
This is just an ‘observational’ rant here.
I am totally happy with my Gen’s and Mackies.