Yeah... you are right. We may bump that up to September or so. I wanted to give plenty of time for voting, but I do think we need to release the results sooner. I will change it to TBA and we will talk about it among the panel, since we all may have something to write.Why the wait until November to tell us the results ? That.seems to take the excitement right out of the shootout .
You can look at the room layout in the first post and see the acoustic panels indicated in brown (other than the ceiling). I have panels on all walls, three each on the side walls, ceiling ... and will add corner traps up front from floor to ceiling, which GIK is shipping this week. I do not have any diffusion, as the room is treated more so for home theater... and MartinLogans as close to the wall as mine are, really need absorption rather than diffusion (according to the ML gurus who have tested it). If I could get them on out into the room, it might be different, but I can't due to the width of the screen. Of course the theater part sounds pretty incredible as it is.Besides following the placement guideline what will you do to the existing room acoustic treatments? Will your graphs also include ETC charts?
You are a very good candidate for Magnepan, you like a more laid back sound that's what you did say RIGHT.:clap:I voted vandersteens. I'm hoping sonnie likes them to! Lol! Never been a big fan of klipsch speakers either and I'm sure I'm in the minority there but the Martin Logan's and focals would also be high on my list. Never heard the arx or htd speakers so couldn't vote for them. Quality of the components on both vandersteen and focal speakers are top notch. I like a more laid back sound anyways and I think the vandersteens achieve that in spades. I'm not in to extremely bright and in your face sounding speakers and vandersteens have a real easy going way about them. Not sure if that makes sense to anybody or not but that's my take.
The answer to you're question was already asked and responded POST- 45I'm curious to know why PSB wasn't included in this mix. Few speakers can match their dynamics and linearity sounding good in both low and high level SPL .
If these speakers are two be used in a dual purpose role, ie HT and 2 channel, it will be a toss up between the Focals and the Tektons. If its strictly 2 channel, then the Vandies get my vote
Come on Jeff, making a prediction after 273 votes are in, is not very fair.I predict the Martin Logans. “What does he do, Clarice? What is the first and principal thing he does, what need does he serve by killing? He covets. How do we begin to covet? We begin by coveting what we see every day.” Dr. Hannibal Lecter
I've only heard Maggie's once and it's been several years. It's possible when I listened to them my taste in sound was a bit different. That's maybe the reason they didn't stick out in my mind. I may have to revisit the Maggie's in the near future. Until then, got to stick with the vandersteens. LolYou are a very good candidate for Magnepan, you like a more laid back sound that's what you did say RIGHT.:clap:
Panels are NOT for everyone, BUT 95% of those that do like them will never go back to boxes, i have been an audiophile for more than 40 years and with Acoustat electrostatics for the last 30 of those years, one thing is certain i will leave this world BEFORE my Acoustats.:wave:I've only heard Maggie's once and it's been several years. It's possible when I listened to them my taste in sound was a bit different. That's maybe the reason they didn't stick out in my mind. I may have to revisit the Maggie's in the near future. Until then, got to stick with the vandersteens. Lol