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Flat speaker firm appoints James Lewis as CEO

7/14/2010 10:37 AM EDT
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danielgibson
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re: Flat speaker firm appoints James Lewis as CEO
danielgibson   5/10/2012 6:18:20 AM
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The new CEO could use previous experience from Oxford to help Nxt find a new way to do business. A change of leadership is required to bring the nxt to the next level.

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re: Flat speaker firm appoints James Lewis as CEO
Jimelectr   7/16/2010 4:38:24 AM
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Hmmmm... I have mixed feelings about flat speakers. I've heard the Magnepan speakers at the Consumer Electronics Show High-End Audio Pavilion or The Home Entertainment Show (held at the same time nearby in Las Vegas), and the first time I heard them I thought, "They sound just like everybody says - the midrange is gorgeous and easy to listen to, but the dynamics are missing. Strings and such are just delicious, but anything else leaves a bad taste in one's mouth (ears?)" Then at a later show, Magnepan had some new speakers and I think a DVD of a Diana Krall concert, and I was impressed; the dynamics were there. And some other company whose name escapes me had some big box speakers one time with these flat aluminum disk speakers, but I was not at all impressed with the sound. My experience at CES/H-EAP/THE Show 2001-2005 (before my second son was born and it was no longer feasible for me to attend) was that indeed manufacturers would have great sounding stuff one year and mediocre the next or vice-versa. It just pointed out to me how difficult it is to make recordings sound real. Sorry I've kind of digressed here, but leave it to an audiophile to comment on consumer-level speakers! I, for one, am appalled at the "race to the bottom", "quantity not quality" aspect of audio gear these days. It's such a shame that Sony did the worst marketing effort ever with the Super Audio CD - I bet many of you have never heard of it! But everyone knows what MP3's are, horrible as they sound. Don't get me started (too late, I know!)

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