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Would Stereophile review Zu speakers

I wonder if Stereophile would be willing to do a full review including technical measurements of one of the speakers from Zu Audio? I'm interesed to see if their sensitivity and bandwidth claims can be verified. Or does the fact they're only sold direct rule them out of a foraml review?

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Re: Would Stereophile review Zu speakers

Other direct-from-manufacturer items have been reviewed in the past. I imagine if Zu offered a review pair on loan, someone would evaluate them.

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Other direct-from-manufacturer items have been reviewed in the past. I imagine if Zu offered a review pair on loan, someone would evaluate them.

I have enormous respect for the guys at Zu. But from having listened to some of their speakers at Shows, I believe Zu's design goals for their speakers are sufficiently different from the consensus at Stereophile that I am not sure what would be gained by arranging a review. Sorry.

John Atkinson
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Other direct-from-manufacturer items have been reviewed in the past. I imagine if Zu offered a review pair on loan, someone would evaluate them.

I have enormous respect for the guys at Zu. But from having listened to some of their speakers at Shows, I believe Zu's design goals for their speakers are sufficiently different from the consensus at Stereophile that I am not sure what would be gained by arranging a review. Sorry.

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

I think what would be gained is that a good number of Stereophile readers will get Stereophile's take on the Zu speakers and they will be able to compare the Stereophile review against others like 6moons. It would give Zu a forum through the manufacturer's comments section to respond to the review and it would give the readers food for thought with regard to what they look for in a system and sound reproduction.

If you're that concerned about a bad review, let Art Dudley review it. If he likes the Lowthers, he can at least give perspective of someone who subscribes to that type of design philosophy.

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Re: Would Stereophile review Zu speakers

That is exactly why they should be reviewed. They are different. And they are very efficient.

No - I do not own them

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