I was looking over some old stereo magazines in my reading room, and I came across this interesting statement:
This is from Stereo Review, January 1991, part of an article titled "Listening strategies for choosing speakers"Back in the sixties, a speaker company put out a sampler record that successfully sold thousands of one particular model in it's line. The speaker in question had a prominent treble peak, but the record had been made with a dip at that frequency, so it sounded right on the target speaker, and strangely lifeless on most others.
Naturally, this being Stereo Review, they don't name any names. So let's figure it out. Does anyone know which company and which speaker they are talking about? Could it be our favorite speaker company? The L-100? Which companies had their own demonstration records anyway? The only ones that I can think of right now are Yamaha, Fisher, and JBL.