I guess one other thing that I have never thought much about, since only Jim and John Atkinson (of Stereopile) bring this up, is that the flat response stats is somehow important. I have looked at Atkinson's technical graphics in connections with a lot of reviews, but I've never really understood them, nor have I given them much significance. What I want to know is what the speakers sound like to the reviewer, and whether the reviewer's subject appraisals seem to be congruent with my own, such as Art Dudley's reviews, as I seem to have similar tastes, and I trust his judgment. Not to "dis" Jim or JA, but the graph paper blips didn't mean very much to me. I have heard a Brit monitor that supposedly goes nowhere deep into the bass as the Salk Silks, and they sounded musical and really awesome in bass. But the "stats" were not that great, I guess.
So a few more follow up questions: why is the flat response graph important to me a prospective buyer? What does it have to do with actually enjoying listening to a speaker? And specifically as t the Power Play, for instance, how does it "sound" compared to say the Salk Silk monitors?
Baffled with science,