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Oh a question if I might, I see we are all recommending albums to listen to, is there an actual thread for recommendations ? I have a few that test the limits of my system and I am sure can do the same for some others.

First: California Project - Papa Do Run Run, Oh my this disc has the rare ability to fill the front end of the room like few others. It has slam that could hurt your chest, sound-stage for days, excellent instrument placement and songs that will never go bad. Oh and be careful with the subs volume, there could be issues. The sound, for me at least is smooth with vocals rendered very well indeed. On cut 7, you may just be able to detect the 16Hz note there amongst those voices. Whew, well done. Lastly, the LP sounds better than the CD but the CD is not far behind.
We have a pretty good thread running here with demo/test track suggestions.
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Try test cd 2 cut 10 "mapping the sound stage". #3 has more mic examples. Your new system sounds great. I will be curious about the motions as surrounds. We should exchange notes on the Montis and X after you begin testing . I got the X on an "exchange" after my Stage power supply started acting up.
I ordered #3 just cause I can.

Interestingly, the Motion 12's and the Stage X share the same folded motion tweeter. I know of a couple of other ML owners who use Motions for surrounds and are pretty happy. I also like the idea that the 12's are still dipole speakers too.


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Umm, luckily I am too far from you for the "Stare" so I can easily ummm...suggest you order two of the Stage X speakers and send one up here, I would not object.



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Oh a question if I might, I see we are all recommending albums to listen to, is there an actual thread for recommendations ? I have a few that test the limits of my system and I am sure can do the same for some others.
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Umm, luckily I am too far from you for the "Stare" so I can easily ummm...suggest you order two of the Stage X speakers and send one up here, I would not object.
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Ouch. Unfortunately no range limit has yet been identified. You are just going to have to rely on his being a pretty good guy.

Dunno what might happen if the 'Bama/LSU game doesn't go his way, though. We all better post nice just in case.
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Thank You Gents, that was a great suggestion. I will pull my choices out of the closet and post them.

As far as college football, I am in trouble, being born in Chicago does not leave me any choices. I lived in Georgia for 10 years but that does not count either, now in Indiana and with a family of ND graduates I could go there but...the safe bet is to go with whatever Sonnie likes as that would offset that brutal stare a bit.

Not sure how he did it, but I found sound words on the Panasonic when I came in here that said..."Jack, DO NOT go there..."

Could that be him ??

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Dunno what might happen if the 'Bama/LSU game doesn't go his way, though. We all better post nice just in case.
I suspect Sonnie is smiling right now. The Crimson Tide is a machine - in every part of the game. Of course, the old Iron Bowl is getting close, and it should be a doozy this year. Frankly, I hope 'Bama runs the table.

Maybe we can get away with a little mischief.
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All of this talk about depth of soundstage has got me wondering how I can possibly get that in my room. My speakers are only about a foot off of my front wall because my room is small. Would installing broadband sound absorbers increase the perceived distance of the front wall?
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It was a great time. We put in long hours on it, but it was a pleasure, every minute. I can't say enough great things about Mark Seaton and his contribution to the weekend. We all learned a great deal from watching him tweak Sonnie's subs and sharing his knowledge and experience with us most of the weekend. He has some very impressive speakers himself, though not in the price range of the others. Getting to review the Saunders system was also great.
I was at a Home Theater meet in Clarkston Mich last night (Sat Nov-9-2013), Mark was there.
His passion for audio was evident in the conversion we had, he did mention doing some minor tweaking of Sonnie's subs....
Honestly, besides the forum banter this is my first time speaking with him face-face, a truly nice guy.

Are there any REW plot's to compare before and after?
I look forward to your review of his 5.0 home theater system.
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All of this talk about depth of soundstage has got me wondering how I can possibly get that in my room. My speakers are only about a foot off of my front wall because my room is small. Would installing broadband sound absorbers increase the perceived distance of the front wall?
Maybe. I can get it fairly easily near-field in a smallish room.
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