Well all things considered Sonnie and team have a dedicated room that is well treated and if you notice in the graph up top, very well controlled. That will lend its hand to being able to make an equal comparison to the best of anyone's ability. In the last evaluation they scrutinized every speaker as far as proper placement was concerned and no doubt they will do the same thing in this evaluation as well. They worked tirelessly and late in the night to achieve the best results possible and being in a room that is treated will help all speakers for the most part and level the playing field if you will. It will be a great evaluation and a very fair one at that. I'm really looking forward to this eval and the few to follow. I am intrigued by the emerald physics speakers but at the same time due to what was stated in the reviews at RMAF, I'm really looking forward to the SVS evaluation.It's a very difficult task to evaluate speakers that are so different. They need to be placed differently, each one optimized based on measurements. And is one going to deal with the backwave from dipoles or not? If not, they will sound very different from a speaker with a baffle because of all the reflections that are coming off from the frontwall.