I was fortunate enough to visit Neil and Graham at their demonstration facility last week and it is amazing what they managed to achieve in such a short space of time.
The Wisdom room was quite a different experience for me as I have never heard line array or line source speakers and they are definitely something I would like to spend more time listening to. They are continually tweaking as the speakers slowly run in (the conventional drivers have very stiff surrounds apparently) so maybe another visit is in order if I can face the M25 again, I think we spent over 7 hours on the road in the end instead of the 4 it should have taken, never mind.
The Pro Audio Cinema room was simply amazing though, and given the 'cinema' credentials of the room I was pleasantly surprised by the musical reproduction, vocals were simply stunning. The room was probably the best I have been in in terms of the acoustics, it wasn't over-damped and just felt very natural whilst talking and I think this attention to detail helped get the most from the hardware.
The bass was proper chest thumping stuff where it needed to be but very taught and precise, it was a tad hot but I think both rooms are being adjusted as the speakers loosen up but it suited my tastes perfectly.
The projector was a proper light cannon and definitely the best projected picture I have had the pleasure of viewing, even the 3D was bright in comparison and I could have sat their all day (in those great chairs).
I just wanted to thank Neil and Graham for being such great hosts and talking us through the various systems and hardware and happily sharing their knowledge and expertise to an inquisitive audience.
I had a great time and needless to say I have started buying lottery tickets again