Not trying to better in one sense. They are the best I have heard in my system in several ways, except the bass… I can not use the kind of subwoofer I would use if I could. REL TZero. My Nuprime ST-10 amp has balanced outputs can not work with the REL… and a sub-woofer would worry me concerning my apartment situation.
For the bass I found a solution. A linear dynamic EQ boost of the lowest usable octave of the Audiences. But, I was told by Audience that introduces Doppler effect since they are full range. Audience warned me of that effect if I choose to boost and not use a subwoofer. It may not be anything to be too concerned about at my listening level. But, it may be. Two drivers would help abate the Doppler effect with using a boost.
I have been reading that a natural sounding sustain heard with quality ribbon tweeters is more like real life than dynamic tweeters. Not sure where the 1+1’s would fall in that area. Its been more of a curiosity issue than anything else.
Like I said. This one is strictly a matter of curiosity. I would not feel deprived if it could not be done without making things more complicated than need be. Just curiosity at present. I am soon going to upgrade the tubes in my preamp and may find that what I thought I was looking to change with speakers may no longer be on my ‘quest list.’
I appreciate your feedback. Thanks.