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View Poll Results: Which six pair of speakers would you like to see in the $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event?
$2,600 - Ascend Acoustics Sierra Tower (RAAL Tweeter) 277 21.61%
$2,500 - Anthony Gallo Classico CL-4 122 9.52%
$3,000 - Atlantic Technology AT-1 104 8.11%
$3,200 - Axiom Audio LFR660 High Powered 166 12.95%
$3,000 - B&W CM9 508 39.63%
$2,800 - Bamberg Series 2 TMM 24 1.87%
$2,600 - Boston Acoustics M350 163 12.71%
$3,400 - Canton Vento 870.2 DC 98 7.64%
$3,000 - Definitive Tech BP-8080ST 177 13.81%
$3,400 - Dynaudio Excite 34 284 22.15%
$3,300 - Focal Aria 926 283 22.07%
$3,000 - Golden Ear Triton Two 262 20.44%
$2,700 - GT Audio Works GTA 1 26 2.03%
$2,600 - KEF R500 345 26.91%
$3,000 - Legacy Expression 113 8.81%
$2,500 - Monitor Audio Silver RX-10 214 16.69%
$2,700 - Odyssey Lorelei 50 3.90%
$2,900 - Phase Technology PC9.5 70 5.46%
$2,700 - Philharmonic Slim Tower 108 8.42%
$3,000 - Polk Audio LSiM705 252 19.66%
$3,500 - PSB Imagine T2 223 17.39%
$2,600 - RBH Sound 1266-SE 37 2.89%
$3,200 - Rega RS7 62 4.84%
$3,500 - Revel F206 207 16.15%
$3,500 - Salk Songtowers SC 264 20.59%
$3,500 - Soundfield Audio VSFT-1 53 4.13%
$3,200 - Tannoy Precision 6.4 255 19.89%
$2,500 - Tekton Seas Pendragon 136 10.61%
$3,500 - Thiel SCS4T 218 17.00%
$3,000 - Totem Acoustic Hawk 143 11.15%
$2,900 - Usher CP-6371 96 7.49%
$3,500 - Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand SE 205 15.99%
$2,900 - Von Schweikert VR-22 139 10.84%
$3,200 - Wharfdale Jade 5 209 16.30%
$3,200 - Zu Audio Omen Def 128 9.98%
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I don't care to vote, but thanks for the annoying spam, you [email protected]!

Just a friendly warning from someone who isn't an admin.
Show some respect. The last guy who acted up in this thread got a ban.

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I see MA is up for vote. The Monitor Audio Silver RX-10's. I didn't know they released a new line yet. I'm having difficulty trying to find it on their website

Nevermind. I found it. Brain lapse moment

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Just a friendly warning from someone who isn't an admin.
Show some respect. The last guy who acted up in this thread got a ban.
Probably a kid... definitely an immature person if nothing else. I don't let it bother me, as I have been called much worse and it never bothered me. He got banned and will be forgotten very quickly.

We do appreciate everyone voting. I realized earlier today that we had a lot less votes in this poll than we did the last, so I figured we might need to see if we could drum up a few more voters (maybe some forgot or just haven't seen it yet), hence the PM to a few people. We have managed to double the voting from it, so it helped. Ironically though, the top six are still the top six... lol... I guess once it gets started and we begin to see who the leaders are, it seems to stay on that same track through the end of the voting.
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Probably a kid... definitely an immature person if nothing else. I don't let it bother me, as I have been called much worse and it never bothered me. He got banned and will be forgotten very quickly.

We do appreciate everyone voting. I realized earlier today that we had a lot less votes in this poll than we did the last, so I figured we might need to see if we could drum up a few more voters (maybe some forgot or just haven't seen it yet), hence the PM to a few people. We have managed to double the voting from it, so it helped. Ironically though, the top six are still the top six... lol... I guess once it gets started and we begin to see who the leaders are, it seems to stay on that same track through the end of the voting.
The PM got me to vote! Maybe put a link in your signature tab so that when people read your posts, they will see a new speaker pole thread from you. Maybe that will draw up some additional votes.

I have a question, Sonnie. What do you do with the speakers after the test? Do the manufacturers request them back or do you have to sell them? I haven't had the chance to check out the previous speaker event, but it's bookmarked and I will read up on it as soon as I close out these other 247 tabs on my laptop.

I'm pulling some serious CPU and RAM over here as I always do. Researching, reading, researching... Went to the end of the internet once. Once that happened, I thought I'd probably ought to get back to work.
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I may have been there before... (the end of the Internet)... or at least I think I was close.

Typically we just send them back. Some of the manufacturers prefer we send them back. They don't want to sell them publicly after they have been reviewed/used, particularly if they have dealers. We (staff) could probably buy them at a discount if we wanted them. It is what is referred to as industry accommodations, which is typically offered on review equipment. We do buy some equipment and we trade out some of it for giveaways.

We still have a couple of pair on hand. We have the Emerald Physics still at my office... and the Tekton Model Lores, which I thought at one time Eric might have those sold and would ship them straight to the buyer, but it never happened and I suppose he just hasn't needed these. Then we still have the Paradigm Studio 60 pair, which we may work out a deal to give those away... pending approval of course. Then I purchased the Arx A5 and Martin Logan Motion 12 speakers... and have kept those for myself. I did purchase the Vandersteen speakers and sold those... as did I purchase the Magnepan MG12's... and I just put those up for sale.
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I chose my six contestants based on speakers i would like to own in the future. I own some B&W 683 L/C/R, so that was my first pick. My first decent brand of speakers were Tannoy, it would be nice to see how they stack up now.
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Probably a kid... definitely an immature person if nothing else. I don't let it bother me, as I have been called much worse and it never bothered me. He got banned and will be forgotten very quickly.

We do appreciate everyone voting. I realized earlier today that we had a lot less votes in this poll than we did the last, so I figured we might need to see if we could drum up a few more voters (maybe some forgot or just haven't seen it yet), hence the PM to a few people. We have managed to double the voting from it, so it helped. Ironically though, the top six are still the top six... lol... I guess once it gets started and we begin to see who the leaders are, it seems to stay on that same track through the end of the voting.
I received the PM but I had already voted a while ago. Didn't bother me to get the PM. Don't worry about these people that are always negative.

Interesting that the speaker vote hasn't changed, and I think you might be on to something about previous votes affecting the new votes. Maybe causes bias toward the leaders, and at the very least I would think it causes people to not vote for ones that aren't close to being near the top. Once you see a speaker way behind, a vote for it won't do anything so why not cast your votes towards speakers on the bubble trying to get the ones you might prefer in.

Are you only going to include 6 pair? Right now there is a substantial drop off after the top 7 speakers, and the speakers in 3-7 place are separated by 5 votes by my calculations. It would be a shame to leave out the 7th speaker when a handful more votes could vaunt it to 3rd place. The 8th speaker is way back so top 7 seems like a natural cutoff point.
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None of the above interest me really. For that kind of money I'd be interested in coherent, 'projector' like sound control.
Something like the Danley SM60F or SM96 or close approximation. Something with high-efficiency and directivity control is a must.
Is there anything in the list like that?
I believe those are $5k and $6k (pr) respectively, so not really "that kind of money". Plus they have way higher WAF than anything here .
I with you on the HE and DI thing in the real world of rooms/systems though.

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On what basis would I (and probably most of us) vote: close my eyes and point, choose every Nth one in the list, or...?
That's easy, looks! Marketing/looks should dominate http://seanolive.blogspot.com/2009/0...o-product.html.
Which one(s) would look best in your abode, for your perceptions?

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The PM got me to vote! Maybe put a link in your signature tab so that when people read your posts, they will see a new speaker pole thread from you. Maybe that will draw up some additional votes.
I didn't procrastinate...I was was waiting for the bribe checks from the big manufacturers that never came!!
(Like Sonnie) They are bad people! (Give toasterking an eggnog and some Christmas cookies, he seemed a tad bit upset).
Plus my payoff mail outs netted me a measly 40 votes
Ah well.

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