** Results thread- http://www.avsforum.com/t/1512849/january-18th-loudspeaker-gtg-results-thread/0_100#post_24234910
Hi all - it's time again for that special discussion.
The ball started rolling about a week or so back via PM and has the idea started to formalize so here we go. I'd like to make this a smaller event in comparison to the prior GTGs at my place this time around in interest of staying focused on the listening and setup.Date:
Saturday, January 18th. Start time 10:00AM and will likely run far into the late afternoon/evening. Barring any blizzards hitting the region we should be good as long as those traveling in are OK. Location:
My place in Thornton, PA again. Address details to be sent to confirmed attendees prior to the event.Topic:
Home theater heavyweight loudspeaker shootout. The focus will be on extended listening and evaluation of 3-5 pairs of popular high end home theater oriented loudspeakers. In essence it will be the current/popular offerings of the 'Creme de la Creme' being demoed.
I would like to do blind testing behind my AT screen if at all possible. For this to happen logistically I will need 2 volunteers to help pull the screen down and swap, etc. I'd like to distribute 'notecards/sheets' like Archaea has done successfully in the past and collect thoughts/opinions before releasing the speaker names.
It should make for a very fun day! As usual we'll be sharing great food and beverages throughout the day. The main goal is to give listeners the chance to listen to these setups on the same room on the same day with some method of standardization applied so that each can get an unbiased feel of what they like. I'm hoping this event will be as helpful as the past events have been for the AVS community. Accommodations:
A popular local choice from the past events:
Hampton Inn Concordville
Gorillas basement hangout (See link my in signature for details/pictures)
13x24 listening area with bar behind. Full front wall treatments, front bass traps, 2 row seating, side treatments, ceiling bass trapping (full room).
Denon 4311 pre-pro, Oppo-93, Roku 3 HD, PS3, Sherbourn 7-350 mains amplifier (or Crown XLS2000), 130" 16:9 Seymour XD screen, 8x18" Dayton subwoofers, 2 x Peavey IPR7500 amplifiers for LFESetup details:
Measurements? Omnimic and/or Speclab.
Crossover points? TBD
Sub level? TBD
Standardized volume level? TBD
Listening duration for each pair? 1.5 to 2 hours for setup and listening.Loudspeaker lineup
1) JTR Noesis 212HT - courtesy of Reefdvr
2) Danley SM60F - courtesy of Beastaudio
3) DIY Ultra build, the SEOSRs (Twin Acoustic Elegance 15s, huge SEOS24 waveguide, 2 way BMS Compression driver, active crossovers) - courtesy of Chopshop1
4) Seaton Catalyst 12C - courtesy of mhrischuk
5) Selah Audio line arrays - Exact model TBD
, courtsey of Rick CraigContent:
Draft lists of content here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqxAXcqgy_iTdG9STFoyRHlLVkxaSzVIU1RRWFhSRkE&usp=sharing#gid=0Attendees: Attendance will be limited to FIFTEEN individuals to keep a focused session. I will update the list immediately if there are any changes prior to the event. Currently at capacity. I set this limit not to be cruel but to provide the attendees ample opportunity to comfortably cycle through sweet spots. If any spots open up, I will post here immediately. Please do not PM me, I have gotten over a dozen PMs already asking to be the "exception."
Current attendee count = 15
1) Gorilla83, Andrew
2) Beastaudio, Brandon
3) Popalock, Austin
4) Sibuna, Adam
5) ChopShop1, Jake
6) JimWIlson, Jim
7) ironhead1230, Mike
8) Reefdvr, Dave
9) rx-8, Bill
10) mhrischuk - Mike
11) rush2049 - Ben
12) carp - Sheldon
13) Archaea - Jonathan
14) FOH - Kevin
15) Gooddoc - MarkConfirmed vendors on site
- Jeff P from JTR, Mark Seaton, Rick Craig of Selah, MTG90 Matt from DIY sound group
Thanks in advance guys, let me know if there are any questions or suggestions.