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Which six pair of speakers would you like to see in the $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event?


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You guys are using the AVA ABX box, correct?
 

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The device allows you to level match so that each speaker does not have any advantage or disadvantage for loudness, etc. If you set them all up one at a time ahead at one volume setting on the stereo gear then the device could be adjusted to a preset "level" match instantaneously when you play each pair. Orrrrr, you will level match one at a time presumably.

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We are not interested in AB comparisons of speakers. We do extensive detailed listening to each speaker individually and each review is about each speaker. This is not a "shootout" where we are trying to choose a winner. We are learning as much as we can about each speaker and what they do well and what they do not.

It is unlikely that very many vendors would be willing to send us speakers for a shootout, as only one can win. We already have to deal with manufacturers trepidation with having multiple speakers reviewed at the same time. AB comparisons can be useful when trying to isolate a problem or a specific aspect of performance, but it would be impractical with 6 pairs of speakers.

We may use the device for amp testing to see if we can hear differences at all consistently, if we have time. The speaker reviews take a lot of time to do correctly, however. Some are more challenging to get placed optimally than others.
 
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