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No heavy metal, and only one Floyd-ish song? I would have been bored to tears...
When I looked at the list I thought the very same thing

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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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Oh well... we just can't include everything that everyone else here wants, or we'd have fifty-eleven songs and never get finished.

ANYONE that would get BORED with the music we are listening to, needs to get out of the house a little bit and see the world, as there is music out there that sounds awesome... you have been missing a LOT Of GREAT music. This music we have is music I could sit and listen to for DAYS on end. As a matter of fact, while I also love Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin for my rock bands, I put what we are listening to as a must for hearing great sound on good speakers. Heavy metal does not really do speakers justice... and most of it makes my ears bleed.

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ANYONE that would get BORED with the music we are listening to, needs to get out of the house a little bit and see the world,...
Our favorite redneck can say something now that he has been out of LA to a few shows. How old were you before you left Alabama, Sonnie? 40? 45?

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

Awesome for some, still boring for others. Counting bars, clubs, arenas and stadiums I have seen over 200 live bands, so getting out of the house and seeing the world has never been an issue for me. Yawn-inducing music is though.


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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?
Oh, I see how it is; just because I know the guy means I'm not allowed to guess? Oh, wait...

That's a long ride for Mark, considering he's right outside of Chicago. I suppose I should withhold my guess on what he brought as well?

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ANYONE that would get BORED with the music we are listening to, needs to get out of the house a little bit and see the world, as there is music out there that sounds awesome... you have been missing a LOT Of GREAT music. This music we have is music I could sit and listen to for DAYS on end. As a matter of fact, while I also love Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin for my rock bands, I put what we are listening to as a must for hearing great sound on good speakers. Heavy metal does not really do speakers justice... and most of it makes my ears bleed.
I would have to agree, there is so much amazing recordings that many people have never listened to and that lend themselves to testing speakers and how well they produce it.

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

Live music has absolutely nothing to do with listening to good speakers with good music. Concerts are a whole different story. We are not listening to live music, except for one track, and it sure ain't heavy metal and it ain't gonna sound like it does in the venue either. We are not in anything that even remotely resembles anywhere I have ever been listening to a live band. There is just no comparison. We will never get the live sound in our rooms that we hear at a concert... and personally I would not prefer that sound anyway. In my opinion, I would much rather listen here than live. Although that doesn't mean I couldn't get into going to a really small venue to listen to someone like Nils Lofgren.

Oh... and been there done that as well. I was a ticket scalper (licensed broker) for about 7 years. Been to fifty-eleven venues all over the south. Sat front row center... and on back to 20th row center in bunches of them.

The head banging days of going to listen to Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, ACDC, Kiss, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Nine Inch Nails... and a few others I have gladly forgotten, are all gone for me. Not that I ever spent that much time at their concerts to begin with.

I am fine right here with my Yello, Flim, Spyo, Pink Floyd and others that I have been listening to for years. The only difference is I am hearing it the way it should be heard... and it certainly does not make me want to yawn... nor any of us others. Well... okay... I think Leonard never had a chance to yawn yesterday, he went straight to cutting the zzzzzz's.

I have certainly picked up quite a bit of new music to listen to since going to the audio shows. There is some stellar music there... and much good reason why about 99% of the rooms use the music we are listening to in order to showcase their speakers... which in most cases are their best speakers. Most of those manufacturers and vendors cringe when folks bring in heavy metal to listen with... as most of that music will sound the same while it screams from about any of the speakers out there.

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Awesome for some, still boring for others. Counting bars, clubs, arenas and stadiums I have seen over 200 live bands, so getting out of the house and seeing the world has never been an issue for me. Yawn-inducing music is though.




Oh, I see how it is; just because I know the guy means I'm not allowed to guess? Oh, wait...

That's a long ride for Mark, considering he's right outside of Chicago. I suppose I should withhold my guess on what he brought as well?
Just so everyone realizes, this list is not a "permanent" list - I am sure it will undergo some changes as we continue evaluating. So, suggestions are always welcome and we will of course take them into account, but this is how we decided to roll for this go-around.

Yeah, it was - and we sure do appreciate him making the trip down. I must admit - I thought Pacific Rim was a perfect choice to take his speakers "out for a jog".

And, yes you should Jim!
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Here are a few photos from Day 1. For those hoping for speaker pictures, these are not it!


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Live music has absolutely nothing to do with listening to good speakers with good music. Concerts are a whole different story. We are not listening to live music, except for one track, and it sure ain't heavy metal and it ain't gonna sound like it does in the venue either. We are not in anything that even remotely resembles anywhere I have ever been listening to a live band. There is just no comparison. We will never get the live sound in our rooms that we hear at a concert... and personally I would not prefer that sound anyway. In my opinion, I would much rather listen here than live. Although that doesn't mean I couldn't get into going to a really small venue to listen to someone like Nils Lofgren.

Oh... and been there done that as well. I was a ticket scalper (licensed broker) for about 7 years. Been to fifty-eleven venues all over the south. Sat front row center... and on back to 20th row center in bunches of them.

The head banging days of going to listen to Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, ACDC, Kiss, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Nine Inch Nails... and a few others I have gladly forgotten, are all gone for me. Not that I ever spent that much time at their concerts to begin with.

I am fine right here with my Yello, Flim, Spyo, Pink Floyd and others that I have been listening to for years. The only difference is I am hearing it the way it should be heard... and it certainly does not make me want to yawn... nor any of us others. Well... okay... I think Leonard never had a chance to yawn yesterday, he went straight to cutting the zzzzzz's.

I have certainly picked up quite a bit of new music to listen to since going to the audio shows. There is some stellar music there... and much good reason why about 99% of the rooms use the music we are listening to in order to showcase their speakers... which in most cases are their best speakers. Most of those manufacturers and vendors cringe when folks bring in heavy metal to listen with... as most of that music will sound the same while it screams from about any of the speakers out there.
I forgot all about a group I used to listen to when auditioning speakers... Yazz- Upstairs at Erics. In my room is my favorite one. In my room and Only you are my favorites from the album. Not sure if you have it but it was very good for auditioning. Enjoy your listening!

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