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

Hey... we had a LOT of folks screaming for DIY speakers. Just wait until they see these cardboard box speakers put together. The name brand is Boxstat Speakers. They are going to be great!!!

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Hey... we had a LOT of folks screaming for DIY speakers. Just wait until they see these cardboard box speakers put together. The name brand is Boxstat Speakers. They are going to be great!!!
Lol! Man your crazy!
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I am fairly new here but I love seeing things like this. With so many options available to us and the ability of sales people to always make thier gear sound like the one that is just right for you....it's nice to see real evaluations and input in a controlled setting. this is one of the main reasons I'm glad I found this forum.
I completely agree with this! This is about as cool as it gets... a showdown with some real impartial - knowledgeable - judges!!!

Sonnie, are you going to have an official unboxing of those boxes??? Maybe a live stream event?
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

We talked about live streaming, but Sonnie is on satellite internet with very limited upstream bandwidth, so it is not practical.

We will try to video some parts of the event for YouTube posting later, but unboxing is a solo effort ahead of time to allow burn-in, so a few still photos as Sonnie is inspired is about all we are likely to see of that part of the process.
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The day is almost here Pity about the satellite internet and limited upstream making a live stream unfeasible, but I'm sure we'll all be happy with photos and video uploaded afterwards.
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Sonnie, are you going to have an official unboxing of those boxes??? Maybe a live stream event?
Too late... as those were actually empty boxes.

I did take a few shots of the DIY portion though, just to show how simple it is.

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Too late... as those were actually empty boxes.

I did take a few shots of the DIY portion though, just to show how simple it is.
I'm highly excited about this session!!!! I didn't realize you guys were that close to my stomping grounds!!!!! Very interested in your choice of speakers as well. I also love the word evaluation vs shoot-out. One can never tell the personal preferences of another - this makes audio a grand hobby indeed!!!
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I think that this event gets a lot of very potentially problematic things right: It's evaluating speakers that aren't incredibly expensive, it's an evaluation of different speakers in the same *room* with the same *equipment*, and it's using some typical (but good) components. All too often I see comparisons where niche or boutique stuff gets thrown in the mix and all it does is complicate the results. I particularly like the RT60 time and treatments --because it's helping to moderate yet another potentially complicated variable.
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OK Sonnie, you had your fun. Now after that disappointing reveal, we're going to be expecting some VERY nice pics of the actual setups! No speculation here, I'm just excited to see what you've come up with.

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I have to say... these are indeed some pretty good looking speakers. I won't comment on the sound just yet.

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