Originally Posted by carp
The whole website is down now.
Yeah. The server is fine and responding, but the website has been disabled by the site administrator. I'm sure it's just part of the SOPA/PIPA protest, though, right?
Oh wait, now it's back up, but with a completely 100% edited last post on the thread. It's now the "kinder, gentler" owner completely distancing himself from throwing tesseract under the bus, and diplomatically asking for interested parties to "put themselves in his shoes." All of this while simultaneously trashing Archaea and HuskerOmaha as having become brainwashed by AVS. To him: these are guys who were ardent supporters of your product before you started this campaign of deceit, misinformation, and manipulation. The guy just can't seem to help himself.
Originally Posted by carp
Personally I didn't think the CHT sub was sounding bad all the time (this statement was made on the other site). I only heard 2 real bad noises (granted I was the wuss with earplugs though), one during the sweep and one on kung fu panda.
I didn't hear anything close to a bad noise on any of the music, can the other blind guys attest to that?
Could it be that the room was just really tough and the sub and amp were working fine?
I can speak to the fact that the room is indeed a black hole when it comes to bass.... until the OS were fired up that is.
I think at this point it's been firmly established that there was clipping occurring, but, as many people (myself included) have pointed out, that doesn't account for its lower score on everything else, across the boards of (nearly) all participants. I don't think it was the room. I think it was a combination of the clipping on two or three demos, the effect that had on the blind auditioners, and the fact that it was just outclassed all around at those volume levels.
Originally Posted by kwarny
I think that would be smart and limit the number to about 4-5 setups. Mark brought up a great idea that we should probably have blind testing the night before so everyone has an idea before we start rating the next day. The only problem I see with that is some may have listening fatigue the next day before it actually starts.
I agree with all of that. I think time constraints, technical requirements, and the stress of running the GTG contributed to Archaea not implementing those suggestions. For the future, though, you can be sure that he and others are going to want to cover their a$$es by doing something like this, if for no other reason than to avoid the fallout from the sore losers.
LUCKILY, not many other manufacturers within the industry act this way, so most folks won't have to worry about it too much.