I’ve had a pair of Meadowlark Audio Kestrels Hot Rods for 20 years. They sound great. The company has changed quite a bit and no longer offers their original type of speakers. I asked the owner about new speaker advice, and he wrote the following:
“ FWIW - audio is about to turn the corner. The new format both outperforms conventional audio and costs less, when you consider the cost of the entire system. Plus the speakers can be much smaller. Plus room correction comes along for the ride. So the whole value proposition improves greatly; which is something that should happen when technology advances. Because conventional audio has little appeal to younger buyers - they can see it’s last century’s tech - the demand equation is changing. Add those two pressures together and you see the coming sea change.
So, anyway, my best advice is to be cautious about spending on new conventional gear.“
His website says more.
Is this true? Is all we know about audio gear about to radically change?