Measurements specs can be misleading not only because of marketing hype, but also because manufacturers do those measurements in anechoic chambers where as the response in a 'normal' room would be completely different manner.Our listening room is an integral part of our music system which is why the final results good/bad are only revealed gradually after we have paid for everything:sad:
Ajay, I think you misread what Gobble was trying to hint. It is true that one cannot say how a speaker sounds just by looking at specs, it is hardly anything to go by but electronically how an amp will behave with a particular speaker can be inferred with a high degree of certainty by going through these important characteristic attributes. Phase Shift and Impedance shift are definitely some very important parameters to get to this conclusion. There is a technical reason why many valve amps do not work with some speakers at all but work with some other speakers wonderfully well. This is not by chance! I would still say it will not tell anything about tonality, musicality, soul, naturalness or fluidity but will definitely give you a strong indication whether a match is good. bad or ugly. Unfortunately these attributes are not published by all speaker manufacturers nor are they highlighted in their specs. Additionally a lot of audiophiles do not focus on these intrinsic measurements while making decisions even if buying blind. They see what the manufacturers want them to see.