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Re: The Official $3,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Of course, the variety in our mix of test recordings becomes a real advantage, even if we rib each other on the choices. While I would not choose to listen to some of them for pleasure, they can be informative, even from the "cheap seats" on the second row while someone else is listening. And sometimes, we find different recordings that we look to for the same information.

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I concur with the guys - I know not a one of them is enjoying the Metallica and AC/DC back to back, but I like the Metallica track for its kick drum sequences and quick guitar action. And, the AC DC track is one of the best I know for that clean high hat splash.

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While I would not choose to listen to some of them for pleasure, they can be informative, even from the "cheap seats" on the second row while someone else is listening.
Absolutely! Very informative! I learned to immediately change the channel and at all cost AVOID buying Crash Test Dummies, Gorilla, Metallica or AC/DC... and the soundtrack from Frozen, if I want to keep my hearing and not get shrilled to deaf. I am learning how to save very good money at the cost of a couple of these metal heads.

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Next time, sneak in some music from Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Botti.

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Sonnie actually has a Chris Botti DVD that we watched last time. Unfortunately, we have not had a chance to do much of anything else besides speakers to this point.
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Great BD too.

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So are you guys wrapping up on the formal evaluations? Must be getting late in the eastern time zone.

How are you feeling in general about this group of speakers compared to the last set? Is there much to be gained by spending that extra $500 - $1000 :-)
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The last one is being evaluated now.... 10:10PM CST here.

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So are you guys wrapping up on the formal evaluations? Must be getting late in the eastern time zone. How are you feeling in general about this group of speakers compared to the last set? Is there much to be gained by spending that extra $500 - $1000 :-)
they're in the Central time Zone, just around the way from me

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Looking beyond musical preferences and focusing on Test Track qualities, what I like about Crash Test Dummies is the mix quality, extreme attention to sonic detail, lots of interesting little details, each given its own spot in the mix in terms of location and frequency spectrum. A speaker with a cohesive soundstage and tight, stable Image Clarity is able to resolve all of those details and present them clearly as individual little sonic entities separated by clear, quite space. At least that is the way it appears to me. If the speakers are not well matched or do not present a nice soundstage, the result is jumbled up and chaotic. The effect is easier to hear and visualize with a more complex recording. like many by the B-52s and Crash Test Dummies. That is why they make my list of test tracks.
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