A belated Thanksgiving to everyone with the exception of Dan. He I want to thank personally for taking on what could otherwise not be done.
As some of you know, the very first production TEQs began shipping about a year ago. The implementations of those devices, mostly 12 and 8 channel units (with a smattering of 4 channel ones) have been all over the place and all over the world. From a pair of TEQ-12s running 24 channels to a single 12 channel driving a stereo pair (two really big pair 5-ways
, TEQ deployment has been more than just traditional.
I think that Dan has homed in on what this device is all about, maximizing the potential of the loudspeakers' performance based on their position as well as the environment that they sit in. Essentially turning a loud speaker into a finely tuned acoustical engine.
I have been tracking this thread closely and the one thing that has amazed me is the element of time. First there are the late hours Dan put into this. When he wasn't tweaking the room, he was posting here. Dan you are due a good nap this weekend. I hope you can avoid the honey do ranch.
Second, I am really impressed in how quickly Dan got all this dialed in. I thought it would have taken a great deal more time to get the precision he was chasing. Bravo. While some will think that 2-3 days is a great deal of time, the reality is that the TEQ is a new tool and discovering what it is all about takes time. From watching Dan work the room via VNC, once he got past the basics, he was in my opinion, flying through the process - all while still exploring new and more advanced features. From where I stand, I thought this was going to take a lot more time than it actually did and was quite surprised to read his last report.
I also want to thank Curt as I imagine he is following along here too. If you haven't yet had the pleasure to meet Curt, I hope you find the opportunity. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in his craft (all things sound) and it is no surprise to me that he has dedicated himself to bringing the magic that is Trinnov to the marketplace. This is his passion. With all his vast knowledge, he is convinced that the science employed here is the real deal. He has certainly turned me into a believer.
I have had the pleasure of seeing Curt interact with most every type of person: enthusiasts as well as their less than enthusiastic spouse; dealers who really understand room correction and those that wish they could; as well as those where English is a second language. He can truly convey the concepts employed here to anyone - he has the gift of communication.
I can't thank Curt enough for making himself so available to Dan. Anyone who might be interested in Curt's services should know that he provides both off-site support (hourly rates) as well as on-site support if desired. If you are interested in deploying a TEQ, I strongly suggest adding a little to the budget for some Curt Time. You will be happy you did.
And while some of you know that TEQs have in the past been hard to come by, I am happy to report that we have still have TEQs available from the last run (but a few) and I am expecting another run in shortly.
Lastly, I hope Dan is able to schedule his shindig before I head out to the ISE show in Amsterdam, as I would love to join you (if you'll have me). Not for the audio or the company mind you, but simply for the wine