On another note I have been giving some thought to the next g2g at casa de Beast as I have been told from multiple sources that I "Need to hurry up and get my ish together".
What say you guys about a period where we do a "Pimp my system" type of blind audition? It would basically consist of select guests getting to EQ my setup to their own personal tastes and using a set playlist of music tracks for all to demo out after each person's attempt at their "Optimal" sound of the existing system. Some ways this would be cool:
~Choosing whether audyssey reference/flat/bypass LR sounds best to that individual
~Dynamic EQ usage on/off or adjusted
~Internal Marantz tone controls
~Bass EQ changes made via the minidsp
~House curve adjustments
I could of course assist as each person makes their changes making sure nothing egregious is being applied, as well as assist in the measurements (or lack of) to confirm changes being made. We could do a set 30 minute playlist of tracks for each demo, in between each attempt, all others would leave the theater and allow a 20-30 minutes re-setup in between each selected individual.
I Think this might be a really fun way to test each of our own personal preferences and hopefully allow each person to learn from the individuality of how we all cater our own systems to our own liking. I would document the changes that each person makes starting from an absolutely zero EQ solution as a base-line.
For the second part of the day we could mess around with the usage and benefits of quality room treatments and whatnot with hopefully a demo from Quest panels and their excellent products being placed in the room and switching out absorb panels for diffusion and combo panels.
Sounds like a really fun time, any thoughts fellas?
, think you guys might make a trip up the hill for some fun? We could use your excellent mic rig for some super accurate readings of the changes made for both parts of the day!