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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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post #1 of 450 Old 12-15-13, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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$3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

The speaker nominations for the $3,000 two-channel speaker evaluation event has been closed and the voting now begins. Thanks to all who nominated speakers... we certainly have a lot to choose from.

If you are not familiar with our speaker events, see the links in my signature.

You can vote for up to 6 speakers. We will take the top 6 with the highest votes, provided we can obtain them. We decided to let each poll stand on its own instead of automatically including speakers that had the next highest votes from the previous post, being that there are so many other speakers include this time that were not included last time. There is a chance that someone voting for one of those speakers in the last round might change their mind for this round.

We have NOT contacted all of these speaker manufacturers to see if they will participate, although we have contacted a few. If a speaker is voted in the top 6 and the manufacturer does not want to participate, we will go to the next highest vote getter. In case of a tie, Scoobie will be the tie breaking vote.

Votes are public and viewable.

Once again, this poll is for deciding which six speakers will be included in the evaluation event. The event is tentatively scheduled for the latter half of February 2014. We want to get the votes in early so that we have time to contact each manufacturer and get the speakers lined up for review. We also want to be able to get them in hand in time enough to check them to make sure there is no shipping damage or other issues, so that we can get replacements sent if necessary... as well as get the speakers broke-in per the manufacturers recommendations.

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Voting will end on midnight of 12/31/13
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Sonnie, if the Kef R500 is in the top 6 I've got a set I can bring to you guys (assuming this is done at your place?). So, you're covered there.

Also, would it be possible for me to participate in this? I'd love to man given in so close. And I'd bring my measurement gear to measure the response at the seated position to post along with the listening results. That would take the subjective evaluations to a level most others don't provide.
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Re: $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

Why no Paradigm Speakers? The Tribute is $2,999 (MSRP). Signature C6 is $3,200.

http://paradigm.com/products/collect.../page=overview

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Sonnie, if the Kef R500 is in the top 6 I've got a set I can bring to you guys (assuming this is done at your place?). So, you're covered there.

Also, would it be possible for me to participate in this? I'd love to man given in so close. And I'd bring my measurement gear to measure the response at the seated position to post along with the listening results. That would take the subjective evaluations to a level most others don't provide.
Have you missed the results of our other two events? We have measurement gear.

Our timing with four panelists and 6 speakers is barely enough to get done now. I honestly am not sure we could fit in another panelist.


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Why no Paradigm Speakers? The Tribute is $2,999 (MSRP). Signature C6 is $3,200.

http://paradigm.com/products/collect.../page=overview
Those prices are EACH... the pricing above is for pairs. These were discussed in the nomination thread.
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Re: $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

Pesky low contrast fine print.

The studio 60 are $1,250 each and should be competitive with all the speakers listed above. At $2,800 a pair, I'd also like to See the Bowers and Wilkins PM1 listed. They are said to be 800 series speakers for the working man.

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Re: $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

The 60's were in the last evaluation... and we opted for the CM9. We will only allow one nomination from each manufacturer.
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Re: $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

I wanna see what Legacy Expression sound like....I know they look cool lol
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Re: $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

Its a pity the high end JBL speakers are not put up for review; like the K2-S9900, LS series or even the Studio 5 series.
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Re: $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

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Have you missed the results of our other two events? We have measurement gear.

Our timing with four panelists and 6 speakers is barely enough to get done now. I honestly am not sure we could fit in another panelist.
Apparently, yes. Trust me, I'd love to have the free time to see all these threads here but work and life don't always permit that.
I'll check them out, though. I didn't intend to offend... just offering up some measurement gear.

I'll try to stay more fresh on these things so next time I can be included. It is unfortunate to be only 3 hours away and not be able to join you fellas.

The offer on my Kef R500's still stands. I even have the original boxes should you need them.

I haven't casted my vote yet; I need to research some of the other options I'm not familiar with. But this looks like it's gonna be pretty awesome.

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Re: $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

Hard to limit the picks to just 6 out of that list! Some terrific speakers on there.
Sounds like another great time fellas. Have fun, and can't wait to find out what the results end up being.
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