Originally Posted by Nyal Mellor
It's not really worth posting nearfield measurements if they aren't taken properly. I'd love for AVS and other magazines to properly review speakers like Stereophile or Soundstage does.
See here: http://www.stereophile.com/features/...GXvF5kEF5Qi.97
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Originally Posted by markus767
It's also not worthless and for sure better than nothing.
That's exactly why I asked Mark if he had done a near field measurement (as per Keele) at the sat's woofer
I second that. Especially when the S in AVS stands for "science" and not just for another word that also starts with an S...
As I always say, my PayPal account is available for anyone who wants to start sending me money so I can build a dedicated speaker review lab. Go for it, you can be the first to donate to the cause!
Beyond that, I'd appreciate it if you guys would pay for an assistant. That would be great. But you'd have to pledge a weekly donation for a year for me to even consider hiring one.
Oh, and can you also provide some funds to hire someone else to go report on news and manage the homepage and...
Anyhow, maybe I do nearfield and maybe I don't. Maybe I post it and maybe I don't. I'm not gonna become Stereophile tomorrow. Plus, y'all must just be referring to the measurements part of that magazine's reviews because the written part of Stereophile reviews ain't science. How many times is that magazine gonna say a speaker cable does this or that to how music sounds? And if they believe the cables (including USB cables and power cords) produce audible differences then what does it say about their comments regarding speakers? Have you read reviews where they declare "no measurable difference but it sounds much better" Yeah, science.
AudioQuest JitterBug USB noise filter - "You can see from the "Measurements" sidebar that I could find no significant effect that the JitterBug had on the analog signals output by three of the DACs I had to hand. Yet with those DACs and others, I heard an improvement in sound quality that I can attribute only to the JitterBug. I hate when that happens!" - John Atkinson
Thanks for the comments!
Oh yeah BTW AV Science is another company. We are AVS Forum. Not to play semantic games, but the AV Science folks really do own that name https://avscience.com/
. And really, are you gonna convince me that all that bickering people do over stuff nobody else cares about is "science" haha no it's people using the Internet as a therapist.
Anyhow, most people don't care about the minutia and that includes picking apart nearfield measurements that are, indeed, troublesome to get right. Heck, avoiding errors 3 dB and larger in an anechoic chamber is tough and requires rigorous measurements. I'm not going down that rabbit hole in my living room.
Now, if the majority of readers were like you guys and all paying extra so I can run a review lab, that's the sort of review I'd write.
As it stands, I'm looking for ways to make reviews shorter, not longer. https://avscience.com/