Are speakers better today than the ones made in the 70s?

Episode 1097 (1:12:30)

Jack from California

Jack wants to know if there are better speakers than the ones he got in the 70s. Scott says that speaker technology has changed very little in the last 100 years. So there's really little point in replacing them, except that the flexible material used by the surround may need to be replaced.

Scott says the SP-BS22-LR speakers, which are made by Andrew Jones for Pioneer, are fantastic. They are an incredible value as they offer high performance for under $100 a piece.