The "douche" is to remain unnamed.
Besides a keyboard, we had a Mac laptop, iPad, and two Android phones to choose music.
Anyone recognize Tesseract in the pictures?
Originally Posted by carp
Very cool Michael, I wish the KC guys would have (or could have) come out there.
Maybe I missed it, what blu ray concerts did you play?
Like Dave I'm also curious what your second favorite speakers were.
Jeff and I have already talked a little about doing it again next year. He said hardly any customers (none?) or people he knew attended this year.
We played Chris Botti in Boston - Shape of my Heart
, Cream - Toad
(drum solo), parts of Eagles Farewell 1 Tour, Jeff Beck Live At Ronnie Scott's, and Lucerne Festival: Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov. dlbeck had loaned me Metallica Through the Never, but it didn't seem like the right clientele.
On Friday night after eating at Fogo de Chão we returned to the room and watched Act of Valor with several other guys including Sandbagger and his dad. Sandbagger was helping with the Seaton room. He is the one that sold me the MFW-15 Turbo upgrades. Traffic was slow on Sunday afternoon in the room so we also watched a bunch of movie clips including the Iron Man Jericho clip, Return of the King Oliphants, and The Incredible Hulk Cop Car scene. Each 215RT has the output capability of a Captivator. I can't imagine anyone using a crossover to a sub with these as their mains.
I think these are the speakers I heard:
Nola Metro Grand Reference with its open baffle ribbon tweeter
Vapor Audio Joule Black
Seaton Catalyst 12C
Joseph Audio Profiles
Salk Exotica 3
Audio Kinesis Zephrin 46
Legacy Audio V
Sony SS-AR1 speakers with EMM Labs MTRX amps ($130,000 pair for the amps)
Emerald Physics CS2.3 MKII (I think)
Funk Audio 8.2
Angel City Audio Seraphim
Revel Performa 3 F208 (this was also the JBL room, but they didn't have the M2 and the ones they did have weren't hooked up)
The Funk Audio stuff was the best looking and the website is great, too.
My favorites from the list above would be the Legacy Audio V, Vapor Audio Joule Black, and Seaton Catalyst 12C. The Seatons were too rolled off in the highs for me, but that was probably due to the EQ curve Mark chose with Dirac Live. For some reason, I can't get the Salks to interest me at all. Part of picking which sounds best is obviously determined by what you are listening to. All the rooms were playing completely different stuff which makes it hard to compare. I did step into the Wilson room down the hall for a few minutes, but wasn't impressed. It was funny watching them bring in all the gear on Thursday, though.
Originally Posted by N8DOGG
2: lots of guys on this thread are touting that the 215's need a big room to sound their best
I agree that most of the time a larger speaker will always sound better than the smaller speaker in the same size room due to lower distortion, greater dynamic ability, and better dispersion. On the other hand, a larger room can help with acoustical problems and only a large speaker can take advantage of that. So I would say larger speakers sound "best" in a larger room, but will almost always sound better than a smaller speaker regardless of room size.