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I have a slew of pictures, but I have to download them to my computer, delete the bad ones, resize them, and load them to the Gallery. It will be a while yet for those...
I hope there's one with Sonnie and his "kiss the chef" apron on. Hope you all have a great time.
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Nicely done, the ribs that is! Glad you guy's held Sonnie to the fire!!!

I have only one request for now...you guy's have to break tomorrow @ 8 PM to watch FSU vs Miami. And you gotta pull for FSU. Once that is over you can get back to listening, but we must keep our priorities!

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Or watch the game with the different sets of speakers 2 per qt!!
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Wow. I truly wish that I could be there to hear everything first hand. I haven't been around here much lately, but this shootout has really piqued my interest in home theater again. Can't wait to see all the details as they come in.
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OK, here is the playlist we have decided upon for this event:

Artist Album Track Portion Played
Nickel Creek Nickel Creek “Ode to a Butterfly” whole track
B52’s Bouncing Off the Satellites “Ain’t it a Shame” whole track
Nickel Creek Nickel Creek “Reasons Why" whole track
B52’s Good Stuff “Revolution Earth” mixed to mono (center, left, and right) :52 – 1:56
Fourplay Between The Sheets “Chant” Start – 2:00
Flim and the BB’s Tricycle “Tricycle” Start – 1:30
Varied Bluesiana Triangle “Life is a One Way Ticket” 3:45 – 5:15
Varied Bluesiana Triangle “For All We Know” 2:00 – 3:00
Susanna McCorkell No More Blues “Breezin’ Along with the Breeze” 2:00 – 3:00
Rory Block Mama’s Blues “The Spirit Remains” 2:00 – 3:00
Jennifer Warnes / Leonard Cohen...... Famous Blue Raincoat “Joan of Arc” 5:00 – 6:30
Rickie Lee Jones Ricky Lee Jones “The Last Chance Texaco” 1:00 – 2:00
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms “Your Latest Trick” Start – 1:30
Steely Dan Katy Lied “Your Gold Teeth Too” 3:00 – 4:00
Melody Gardot My One and Only Thrill “Baby I’m a Fool” Whole track
Phil Collins Hello I Must Be Going “I Don’t Care Anymore” :30 – 1:00
Jennifer Warnes The Hunter “Way Down Deep” 1:30 – 2:30
Yello Touch “Takla Makan” Start – 2:00
ZZ Ward Til the Casket Drops “Criminal” Start -1:00
Cassandra Wilson Dance to the Drums Again “Dance to the Drummer Again” whole track
Fairfield Four I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray ...... “These Bones” Start – 1:00
Sonnie's Music (no info) Demo Disc 1 Track 3 Start – 1:00
Nils Lofgren Cry Tough “Keith Don’t Go” (Live) Whole track
Roger Waters Amused to Death “Three Wishes” :30 - :40 and 2:15 – 2:45
Cincinatti Pops Sprach Zarathustra plus Star Trek Main Theme ..... 1:00 – 1:50
  Star Trek- Main Theme (The movie) 0 - 0:35 and 0:45 - 0:55
Todd Rundgren Healing “Healer” 0 - 0:15
Mindy Smith My Holiday “My Holiday” 0:08-0:29
The Shins Port of Morrow “the_rifles_spiral” 0:20-0:30
The Church Starfish “Under the Milky Way” 0:14-0:28
Beth Nielsen Chapman Sand & Water “Beyond the blue” 0:28-0:48
Wailin’ Jennys Firecracker “Glory Bound” 2:50-3:10
Crash Test Dummies CTD “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” 0:35-0:50
Radiohead In Rainbows “Nude” 2:44 – 3:10
Gorillaz Plastic Beach “Some Kind of Nature (feat. Lou Reed)” 0:04-0:48
Radiohead In Rainbows “Weird Fishes” start – 0:22
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For the money, the Arx A5's are incredible, and that may very well be becoming more evident as we continue. Perhaps the A5's are seriously underpriced.
This sounds dangerously close to the conclusion of a review someone did of the the Arx speakers. Cough, cough...

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Keith Jarret 's Koln Koncert would provide a real test I believe . Also Mile"s Davis So What gives a good evaluation of highs and mid range.
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Glad to see everyone arrived safely and is having fun. Looking forward to the results, especially where the A5 falls in comparison to the more expensive speakers.

"I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit." - Bill Hicks
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Absolutely LOVE the song selection. In fact, there are several CD's in your rotation that I use myself when I evaluate speakers.
Jennifer Warnes is one of my all time favorite. Can't think of many songs that gives the bass/woofers a workout like "Way Down Deep" does. I usually follow Jennifer up with some Sara K, Holly Cole, and Rebecca Pidgeon, but that's just me.
Love me some Dire Straits Brother in Arms, but if you really want to see what's hidden in those speakers, toss in Dire Straits On Every Street: You and your friend.
There are some sections in that song that will tell you exactly what caliber of speakers you are listening to, especially the opening riff. Some speakers can handle it, and others can't.
But once you hear it on excellent speakers, you'll know what to listen for.

Have fun fellas!
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I have only one request for now...you guy's have to break tomorrow @ 8 PM to watch FSU vs Miami. And you gotta pull for FSU. Once that is over you can get back to listening, but we must keep our priorities!
We kind or chose this weekend because Leonard and I knew BAMA and LSU are not playing.

Who is FSU anyway?


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Curious how the new front end equipment affected the sound of the Arx5's.
It has really been too long since we have heard them with the Rogue, but I can assure you the Anthem does NOT disappoint. I was blown away a second time by how good the A5's sound. It is the first I have been able to listen to them in about 3-4 weeks, as I have had so many speakers in my room playing for break-in.


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No heavy metal, and only one Floyd-ish song? I would have been bored to tears...
We were going to do ACDC, but someone forgot the CD. Then we were going to include Time from Pink Floyd and someone forgot to remind me. We still got plenty of good stuff though.


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This sounds dangerously close to the conclusion of a review someone did of the the Arx speakers.
Well... that wouldn't be dangerous... that would actually be a good thing.

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