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

There are a few speakers in there I'm familiar with (though not always the same releases as are being tested) and a few I am not. Personally, I consider a situation like that ideal for learning about new speakers while being able to compare impressions of speakers I already have my own opinions of.

I'm hoping that it will spark more activity in this forum as well. I look forward to reading the results and think it would be fun to be a participant.
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Remember that this is not a ranking shootout... it is an evaluation of several speakers. Each evaluation will more or less stand on its own.

The Sierra Towers with the RAAL will be in the next evaluation round, provided Ascend agrees. Not sure about the Salk yet.
I think it's great that you (well, y'all) are approaching this evaluation with that mindset. In any case, a ranking shootout is rife with inherent problems (that simply cannot be avoided).

I accept "the next evaluation round" as very good news and look forward to it, but it's almost time for this round to get under way. I hope you guys have lots of fun - sure sounds like fun to me. Oh well, I've already heard a few pair of speakers that I'd love to own, but they are well beyond my reach.

The good news is that hearing such wonderful speakers only ruined me for a few days.
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Hey Leonard... we will try our best to save you some ribs.
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"Try" is right. It might be hard. Is it my imagination, or can I smell them already?

Look at the time. Yikes, I better start packing!
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Love the selection of speakers. I can't believe how much technology you have in there for this price range!

Will the contest focus on the main speakers from these families? I'm always interested in surround reviews because personally I have a much more difficult time finding something I like for those positions.

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Trying to match surround speakers IS a bit of a chore when you buy a different brand than the mains. But that would make an already complicated review even more complicated and very time consuming.
Just the fact that these speakers will most likely sound quite different when paired with components other than the one's being used in this test is complicated enough to think about.
But testing speakers IS fun! Can't wait for the results!
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Would there be any benefit to recording snippets of each speaker, and then uploading those recordings either here or elsewhere for forum members to hear? I know nothing can replace being in the listening room but maybe an uploaded recording could provide us with a slight taste of what each speaker offers? Please excuse me if this is a silly idea, but I'm new to all of this. Looking forward to the overall results!
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Wow, this will be interesting. I can't wait to see the comments and results. What a lineup. There are a few speakers on the list that I am surprised to see putted against some of the others. I have an idea of an "order" of preference, but will keep it to myself.

This is exactly what I would like to see come out of these forums. Kudos to you guys for all of the effort you are putting into this!
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Are there any pics being posted?
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Well it's finally November 1st, let the auditon begin. Since I'm not there this time, maybe you guy's should post results as you go, that way I don't have to wait!!!

And I expect the first review to be of Sonnies' South Alabama Ribs!

Seriously though, hope you guys have a great time.
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