After reading Art plotz for the Audio Notes speakers, and everyone else swooning for the Harbeth line, it made me wonder about a topic that doesn't seem to come when discussing those speaker lines...diffraction.
Some manufacturers seem to design speakers trying to minimize this phenomenon, others like Audio Note and Harbeth don't seem to 'care.'
If a listener can hear diffraction artifacts from one cabinet, then not hear them from a similar cabinet made by another manufacturer, what 'tricks' does the maker of the box know to eliminate this assumed barrier to better sound?
Are the Audio Notes and Harbeth's still diffracting, but sound so good that we forgive them? Or, is diffraction not the monster it's cracked up to be?
If real, I wonder how Audio Note and Harbeth work around it, 'cause their stuff sounds pretty good!