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post #71 of 267 Old 02-27-14, 11:11 PM
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Have you considered sliding your speakers further out into room for possibly better 2ch spatial reproduction when its focused listening time, then sliding them back for "regular programming"/the Mrs ?
Based on what I've read so far in this thread, and what I read later on when speaker placement discussions are addressed, I will have give it a try. However, I'll need to mark their 'home' position, so I don't have to re-run Audyssey every time for multichannel operations.

This is like right before a big football game. Waiting for kickoff takes an eternity. The reviews from the previous two threads have been so thorough and detailed that I find myself anxious for my next "fix".

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I do indeed wish there was as way to hit you all with finished reviews on the Monday after the event. That would involve super powers of some sort. There is a fair amount of talent in the mix, but nothing superhuman witnessed yet. We should be hitting you with some of the goods this weekend.
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Based on what I've read so far in this thread, and what I read later on when speaker placement discussions are addressed, I will have give it a try. However, I'll need to mark their 'home' position, so I don't have to re-run Audyssey every time for multichannel operations.
A good approach is to use tape to mark the location - 1/4-inch accuracy is about right - and laser pointer or laser distance meter aimed along a side to reference points on a far wall for angle -- that combination gives good repeatability. Tape: we are now using gaffer tape, available in all colors, sticks great but does not leave gummy gunk behind.
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Just for fun, we have decided to randomize the order in which the reviews are posted, rather than going alphabetically or in the order we evaluated them. Further, we will not tell you what that order will be. You will find out as they show up. Just for fun.
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I do indeed wish there was as way to hit you all with finished reviews on the Monday after the event. That would involve super powers of some sort. There is a fair amount of talent in the mix, but nothing superhuman witnessed yet. We should be hitting you with some of the goods this weekend.
Sorry, but it takes me a while to digest my notes and form them into a coherent document. They are about a page of quick observations in no sensible order, with abreviations and my own shorthand from the moment...for each speaker. That has to get translated into something that communicates the experience in a meaningful way and that takes using both sides of the brain. I am lucky at any point in time to have one working well. So it will get here when it gets here. I'll try to get most of the first drafts done this weekend and a couple of them finished.

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I may have missed it somewhere, but is there a reason the KefR and CM10 didn't get into the evaluation when they had the most votes?
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I may have missed it somewhere, but is there a reason the KefR and CM10 didn't get into the evaluation when they had the most votes?
Yes, those companies chose not to participate.

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