Recent content by Al M.

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    Videos of Acoustically-Coupled Audio Recordings

    I would never have bought my amplification without prior auditioning. Fortunately I have a dealer who had a brand (Octave) that satisfied my needs. I don't buy expensive equipment on others' opinions. For those who complain about lack of dealers in their area: if for example you have the money...
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    Videos of Acoustically-Coupled Audio Recordings

    Sorry, but I also disagree on the limited list in your second paragraph of things that you describe can be judged somewhat properly. I have heard videos of well-respected systems that had an atrocious tonality, and on the other hand, I think the limited capacities of the microphones internal to...
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    Videos of Acoustically-Coupled Audio Recordings

    Again, nobody has argued against the usefulness of direct A/B comparisons under *identical* recording conditions over video, which are about *relative* differences. Ron in his OP also has stressed the difference of these with assessment of *absolute* sound quality over video. It is the latter...
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    Videos of Acoustically-Coupled Audio Recordings

    People do use the videos to judge absolute sound quality, and not with any of the caveats mentioned by some on this thread. My old dealer once told me that a potential customer reported to him that he already had compared all the speakers that had interested him. The dealer asked him how, and...
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    Videos of Acoustically-Coupled Audio Recordings

    Bigotry? That's funny.
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    Videos of Acoustically-Coupled Audio Recordings

    And to anyone who still wants to defend phone videos as useful info about a system's sound: Stop insulting your own intelligence. Please.
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    Videos of Acoustically-Coupled Audio Recordings

    I totally agree with your diatribe. Other than for a direct A/B comparison of one component in the same system, with nothing else changed, phone videos are utterly useless for judging sound quality. It is beyond my comprehension how otherwise reasonable, rational people can find any usefulness...
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    Speaker Hunt

    But you may very well get a different speaker, sound wise, with a different amp. Especially when you go from potentially under powered to appropriately driven. And your wife will still approve of your new old speakers.
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    You are right, Peter, that is what I was referring to.
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    Speaker Hunt

    A narrow design is also a definite plus for soundstage. The speakers will more easily disappear from it. A sound that is "glued to" the speakers is always problematic for me, one of the reasons why I love my monitor/sub combo -- simply superb soundstage, without a hint as to where the speakers...
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    Speaker Hunt

    The unevenness of the side wall situation is less than ideal, frankly.
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    Positive Feedback Visit to Greg Weavers Part 1

    Thanks, Leif. I would feel more comfortable setting up such speakers in a room that is significantly wider, but at least Greg seems to have taken care of some side wall reflections. The great length of the room is definitely a plus, and will help with the bass. It is good to hear that there were...
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    Positive Feedback Visit to Greg Weavers Part 1

    Thanks for the report, Leif, very interesting. What are the room dimensions?
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    Speaker Hunt

    The Magico M Project are highly resolving. If this was not obvious in the demo, it must have been lack of break in, set-up, or both.
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    Observations and Suggestions

    Indeed. For example, I have been very vocal and specific in my system thread and elsewhere about why I think for me personally, and in my particular mid-sized room, my monitor/subwoofer system is my own ideal solution for a speaker system. Even though I have plenty of experience with larger...

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