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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Audyssey XT32 utilization would require a number of receivers, would it not? In any case, hearing the speakers when they are calibrated to help alleviate influences from the room and listening position would probably allow for the most neutral comparison between the different sets of speakers and would be interesting to see how the calibrations effect the perceived, remaining differences between the speakers.
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

It would only require one receiver or processor with XT32, but generally, when you switch the receiver or processor to Pure Direct mode for two-channel listening, it defeats Audyssey.

We can discuss the idea of using the DSPeaker 2.0 that I have, which will equalize below 500Hz, which is really the critical part of a two channel system to equalize. I just don't know how feasible it will be to equalize each one before listening, as it could get time consuming... and the majority of people are not going to own an $1,100 DSPeaker.

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I would think they could use the same receiver mic and strict measurement positions to get repeatable results in a timely fashion if they chose to.

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Don't get me wrong, I love Audyssey. In this comparison, shouldn't the goal be to compare how good each speaker sounds? Instead of how good each speaker can be forced to sound with correction applied?

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Yep. And if you can get good sound from it and happen to own Audyssey and want to try to improve on that sound, it could be an option for you, but not everyone has "auto-eq"... especially those listening to two-channel. I think Audyssey of more particular targeted at home theater systems and not serious two-channel systems.

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Im relatively new on this forum, and I have found that this is a grate place for learning about everything, sould, video, DIY,etc, and for sure this kind of projects will definitely give more material for learning as people continue sharing their knowledge.

This type of speakers are out of my budget, but is always good to learn about them, and how they perform.

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Really looking forward to seeing how this thing pans out. I've only ever heard the paradigms and one set I've never heard of at all. Was looking in this range earlier this year when I heard the paradigms, Dynaudio x36 and others but these others weren't even on my radar. Good luck and have fun with it!
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I always love seeing shootouts. I'd also love to see the speakers you've chosen to test and compared. It would be interesting to see they perform.Good luck.
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Sounds like fun, should be a great shootout. Can't wait to hear the results.

These are all out of my budget range, but I'm interested in the results.
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Clearly the evaluation should be made with no equalization applied. Rooms are very different. The first step needs to be how the speakers sound unvarnished as positioned for optimal sound. Then perhaps too distinguish between the very best XT 32 or some other EQ might be applied just to determine how such tweets affect the sound .
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