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post #591 of 1075 Old 11-05-13, 03:06 PM
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I think Wayne may have thought he had a favorite until we did a little blind comparison tonight between two speakers and he was surprised by the outcome.
Yep. There was some discussion of possible personal favorites, but that will be up to each evaluator to point out (or not) in their own writeups.

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I do not plan to get rid of my A5's anytime soon... they are seriously under-priced, although they do not have quite the low-end extension most of these do, they are not far off.
Those A5's just keep on surprising us.
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A personal note of thanks to Sonnie, Angie, & Gracie (Cedar Creek Cinema's feline mascot) for hosting and putting up with us. If you think you have an idea how much they do in preparation and support for one of these events, double your estimate, then double it again, and you might be getting close. Gracie gave up access to the sun room for speaker storage (a matter of claw/speaker cone safety), and it was no small sacrifice, as she was not shy to point out.

Sonnie, Joe, and Leonard are a dream to work with (Sonnie CAN be a rascal, you have to keep your eye on him - there is one story that will probably go to the grave), and our guest Mark Seaton fit right in. I have only the highest praise for these guys in terms of professionalism, thoroughness, fairness and open-mindedness, positivity and ease to work with and get along with, and their refined listening and evaluating and problem-solving skills.

Thank you, Sonnie, for the honor of being selected as part of this evaluation team.

NOW: Time to write it all up!
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So how does this work... The first round is done now. Does this mean you will be doing the next round next weekend or will it be after we have heard the results of this round? This was definitely a huge undertaking by the Staff of HTS, and I for one am anxious to hear the results!
Next weekend?!? It will take a couple of months to recover. Especially for Mr. sleep an hour each night (Wayne).

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I've been out of Home Audio for awhile, having dropped some of my projects that I had in-work here. Guess it's a good time to be back. Sonnie and crew... Good to see some old familiar names/faces.

I wish I could attend your event, but I'm really looking forward to hearing more about the Emerald Physics CS2P, in particular...
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Just out of curiosity, what happens to the speakers involved in the shoot out after you're done with them? will they be going back to the manufacturers - or will you have a sale for any of them?
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They go back, although I am sure we could get a discounted price on them if anyone is interested.

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Those A5's just keep on surprising us.
Thank you. This is great to hear
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All these years I thought it was a guitar making that noise.
I don't think I ever gave it much thought, but lately, on some of the better gear I've heard, it's been more identifiable, especially those last two chords, as piano (or equivalent)..consequently, it is a 'test' of speakers and other equipment now for me.
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thanks for putting the effort into doing this evaluation. many of us (me included) have smaller budgets and live vicariously on testing $2,500 speakers. it is interesting to see how the high end stuff stacks up though. thanks for the effort. bob
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Unfortunately were unable to include them, as we had an issue, possibly caused in shipping, that we did not discover until we started setting them up. We are having another pair sent to Wayne in a couple of weeks for a solo review of those.
Trust me they sound really good, even with home theater, they can preform very well.

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