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

We are about to watch "Pacific Rim" with our surprise 5.0 home theater system - can anyone besides Jim guess who it is and which speakers these are?



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Normal listening patterns for several of us lean more toward heavier music, but it is difficult to hear what is going on at a detailed level with heavier music. We are listening for subtleties that power rock tends to cover up. Heavier music sounds GREAT on speakers, but is not great for evaluating. That is largely why you see this kind of track list.

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This looks really interesting, cant wait for the results of this test. I like the fact that you use mid budget equipment aswell to test all of this. I wonder how the SVS are gonna do against the others, always been a speaker i have wondered about. Good luck with the testing and enjoy
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We are about to watch "Pacific Rim" with our surprise 5.0 home theater system - can anyone besides Jim guess who it is and which speakers these are?
I don't have a clue who that is, but look at the size of that center! That thing should have no problem filling Sonnies' room. So you switched out all 5 speakers. Did you run Audussey to tune them to the room? Before & after graphs would be nice.
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We are about to watch "Pacific Rim" with our surprise 5.0 home theater system - can anyone besides Jim guess who it is and which speakers these are?



Mark Seaton. Not sure exactly which speaker though.
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Mark Seaton is correct. And his speakers were very impressive when we watched Pacific Rim. Look for a separate review of those as an HT system after we are done with the 2 channel evaluations.

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This looks really interesting, cant wait for the results of this test. I like the fact that you use mid budget equipment aswell to test all of this. I wonder how the SVS are gonna do against the others, always been a speaker i have wondered about. Good luck with the testing and enjoy
I have been wondering the same thing. But no comments until we get all six done!

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So you switched out all 5 speakers. Did you run Audussey to tune them to the room? Before & after graphs would be nice.
No... we have not run Audyssey yet. We watched last night without Audyssey to get a feel for how they sounded without any correction. They are very impressive... effortless for sure, which they should be with 1,000 watts on each speaker.

We plan to run Audyssey later this evening before we watch the next movie.

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Thanks Sonnie, you guys are doing a great job of making us feel like we are there. Keep up the good work.

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

We have discovered another issue with our evaluation. We wanted to try each speaker on the stage to get an impression of how well it would do closer to a rear wall, in a more realistic location for most people. So far, everything sounds better farther out into the room like we found with the last sessions. Adding this location, combined with the fact that we have more tracks in our sample, is extending the time it takes. But to me, speakers of this quality beg for more listening. The dilemma is just how much time to spend on each speaker.

Of course part of the problem is that we are trying to be more thorough with the evaluations and give as much info as possible.

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