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post #181 of 249 Old 08-12-2012, 09:31 AM
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what subs are you going to match the SHOs with?

Dual Velodyne SC-600 IF/IC subs.

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Please let us know what you think since I'm getting close to decision time and those are my two choices.

I don't know how long it takes to get the SHO-10. I just placed the order online this morning.

But once I get them, I will compare them to my Revel Salon2, B&W 802D2, KEF 201/2, Linkwitz Orion3, and Philharmonic 3.

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this will be interesting indeed.

You should invite some friends over and do a blind test.

Carp can tell you about cost, but the spandex and wood frame material you need can be had for $50 bucks. A blind test is a lot of fun.

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Dual Velodyne SC-600 IF/IC subs.

I had to look them up. Very interesting. How do you have yours installed?
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I had to look them up. Very interesting. How do you have yours installed?

They are thin - 9" depth. My TV stand is about 14" from the front wall. So I just put four of these Velodyne subs behind the TV stand. biggrin.gif

This picture shows 3 Velodyne subs (I added one more after this picture was taken):

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I don't know how long it takes to get the SHO-10. I just placed the order online this morning.
But once I get them, I will compare them to my Revel Salon2, B&W 802D2, KEF 201/2, Linkwitz Orion3, and Philharmonic 3.
You have too many speakers. I think you need to give me your Orions!biggrin.gif

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this will be interesting indeed.
You should invite some friends over and do a blind test.
Carp can tell you about cost, but the spandex and wood frame material you need can be had for $50 bucks. A blind test is a lot of fun.

16 bucks for the wood and screws, 44 for the material. BTW, you saw I took the frames apart, but I kept everything for then next time... you know there will be a next time. smile.gif
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Ok, I received KEF LS50. These may be the best speakers I have ever heard. They certainly are the best bookshelf speaker I have ever ever heard. Outsanding. Love them KC guys, you can listen and borrow. Anyone want to buy my other speakers? Just kidding about buying my other speakers. Probably a little too exuberance or wine:)

Can you post your impressions of the LS50s in the Kef owner's thread? I am very interested in these. Thanks!
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You have too many speakers. I think you need to give me your Orions!biggrin.gif

Got a crush on the Orion? biggrin.gif

Looks like I probably won't get the SHO-10 for a while since they are building new cabinets.

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So based on the six score cards in this blinded study, the total scores:

eD = 117
JTR = 146.5
SHO = 153.5
RD = 104

In other words, a person looking at the scores might conclude the overall favorite in this blinded study are the SHO-12 speakers.

If this were a Heisman Trophy race, the SHO-12 would be the Heisman Trophy winner. biggrin.gif

And those who disagree would say that the winner isn't necessarily the best. biggrin.gif

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What's also interesting is what the guesses tell us about biases going in. People guessed the ones they rated the highest were the JTR's whereas people guessed the worse sounding speakers were the SHO's in large part.

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence

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What's also interesting is what the guesses tell us about biases going in. People guessed the ones they rated the highest were the JTR's whereas the SHO's were assumed to be one of the worse sounding speakers.

It's just natural to assume the higher priced speakers would perform better (and they did for movies IMO, the JTR's were the best).

However, I don't think too many people thougth the CHT's were the worst sounding speaker while we were blind (speaker D), I know I didn't think that.

3 of the speakers sounded very very similar IMO.
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Although we all know how bias can affect our perceptions, it still amazes me. I was one of the first to get the SHO-10's and its nice to see some validation of my impressions back then. I remember cranking the Jeff Beck bluray, "Live at Ronnie Scotts" at 110dB at my LP and I was blown away. I posted those impressions and had to deal with a barrage of doubters convinced those rough built $300 speakers could never sound that good eek.gif. Of course I had to be a paid shill smile.gif.

Oh well, been enjoying them ever since...

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Carp's Blind Speaker Meet Results.xlsx 14k .xlsx file

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Speaker C won everything but smoothness on our combined vote tally --- smoothness was won by Speaker B. Clarity was also a tie between Speaker B and C.

See the attached XLS and pic.

It wasn't a perfect test, and the scores don't necessarily show all the nuances, but what test ever is perfect?. It was, at least, truly blind, and as you can tell by our guesses -- they were just that - guesses.

If you read the subjective comments on page 2 you can get a complimentary picture of impressions to supliment the numbers.
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I'm really interested in your results DefTechGuy.

I currently have a complete deftech system myself and like it but I don't love it. I merely have 8020STs and an 8040HD in the front, but I don't like the 8040HDs sound. It just isn't "immersive" or filling enough. It's hard to explain. Maybe a larger speaker will take care of that issue. I will probably keep my other deftech surrounds. I own a 7.2 system



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Looks like SHO-10 will not be available until October 1st.

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Lol now that is quiet unfortunate. That personally to me is a big no no. I once had a captivator on order, waited 2 weeks and still had no eta. Canceled it and bought dual vtf 15s. I understand that waiting for a quality product is good but not months.
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Lol now that is quiet unfortunate. That personally to me is a big no no. I once had a captivator on order, waited 2 weeks and still had to eta. Canceled it and bought dual vtf 15s. I understand that waiting for a quality product is good but not months.
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They have a thread stating they will run out of sho-10's for 45 days. Should not be a surprise on waiting.

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Looks like SHO-10 will not be available until October 1st.

You will not be charged until your order ships. If you feel October is too long a wait, you can always cancel your order. If, by October, you've not found anything you'd rather have, you can place your order again.

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You will not be charged until your order ships. If you feel October is too long a wait, you can always cancel your order. If, by October, you've not found anything you'd rather have, you can place your order again.

I bought my SHO's last month and it took them around 2 weeks after I had the speakers to charge my credit card.biggrin.gif

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They have a thread stating they will run out of sho-10's for 45 days. Should not be a surprise on waiting.

Agreed. As long as they are up front about it, I don't see a problem.

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I remember Craig saying recently that they have some b-stock speakers ready to ship.
The downside is that home trial policy does not apply to b-stock items. In my case however Craig gave an okay for the trial as long as i agree on a modest restocking fee
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I remember Craig saying recently that they have some b-stock speakers ready to ship.
The downside is that home trial policy does not apply to b-stock items. In my case however Craig gave an okay for the trial on b-stock. Had I decided to send the speakers back, which I had not, I'd have to pay a modest restocking fee.

I could be wrong, but I believe that the speakers we used for the GTG (thanks to Huskeromaha) were the same models that are now B stock.
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AcuDefTechGuy:

I came across your post about the Soundfield Audio HT1 on another forum. It was from June. I have not seen any updates since then and their website still has them as coming soon. Have you heard anything new? They look to be very interesting.

Soundfield HT1



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PS I will mirror other peoples statements and say the SHO-10's are a great speaker.

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I came across your post about the Soundfield Audio HT1 on another forum. It was from June. I have not seen any updates since then and their website still has them as coming soon. Have you heard anything new? They look to be very interesting.
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PS I will mirror other peoples statements and say the SHO-10's are a great speaker.

I haven't heard anything new.

Tesseract's impressions were the last I've heard. He liked them very much as well.

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I thought those were the monitor one series and not the HT1 series. They seem to be two different speakers on the web-site.


Monitor One
http://soundfieldaudio.net/Products.html



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Awesome Thread Guys! I've really enjoyed reading everyones thoughts. Great Job!
Does anyone know what year build the JTR T8 were? Also were they the LP (Low Profile) or vented model. I only ask as I believe all 2011 and newer models uses an improved compression driver and different crossover.

Does anyone know what year and type of JTRs were used during the blind test?

Also, does anyone know if the Chase speakers have improvements over previous year's models?
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As far as the Chase goes, the models in the shoot-out were the first generation. The cabinets and finish have been improved in the subsequent model years. Nothing has changed as far as drivers and cross-overs, the performance remains pretty much the same from what I have been told.

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As far as the Chase goes, the models in the shoot-out were the first generation. The cabinets and finish have been improved in the subsequent model years. Nothing has changed as far as drivers and cross-overs, the performance remains pretty much the same from what I have been told.

The horn went from a 90x60(?) to a 90x90. Also, the ports went from round to slotted.

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Doh!!! I don't know how I forgot about the horn change.redface.gif No more needing to rotate the horn for horizontal placement.

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