Meyer Sound talks about their speakers (and subwoofers?) being linear. What does that exactly mean and does it make their speakers unique when compared to the rest of the industry?
That depends if you/they are talking about line sources or linear as in linear, non-distorted, operation. You have probably often heard me talk about dynamic linearity, and linearity of different types through the operating range. The reality is that nothing is absolutely, perfectly linear in its transfer function of signal in scaling with signal out. Some get really close, and in speakers the most common issues with linearity is excursion and power/current. Ironically the very pro-style drivers Meyer uses are only linear over rather short excursion ranges, and are no where near as low distortion as say 12" custom drivers we use in the Catalyst made for us by Acoustic Elegance.
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