Originally Posted by sdurani
The references cited so far in this thread by Craig and me apply to human hearing, which doesn't change upon stepping in or out of a home theatre. The phenomenon is caused by sound. It's not like the sound from loudspeakers is specifically immune. And like I told you, this is not a game, it's science. You can keep "playing" until you're tired, but it won't change how human hearing works. Who is asking anyone to care about it? I mentioned it as an established psychoacoustic phenomenon that occur when sounds come from directly behind the listener. The OP can use the information or dismiss it. Or he can understand the problem but feel that it's not enough of a detriment to warrant spending $1200 on another speaker. Notice that at no time did I tell him what to do, one way or the other, let alone how much to care about it.
So basically, you did all that typing just to say the same exact thing that the letters "n" and "o" put together would have accomplished to answer the question that was asked of you.
You are smart enough to know (as both Craig John and John have repeatedly directly or indirectly stated) that the conclusion of any scientific test or experiment conducted is only truly valid within the specific conditions under which it was carried out, which may or may not still be the same under any other set of circumstances or conditions (as John has already alluded to, which you seem to be ignoring by not responding for whatever reason BTW).
As I'm sure you are well aware of, sound can vary not only between different surround speaker types (bi-pole/di-pole and monopole), but from room to room as well.
You have been asked on more than one occasion now whether or not you can produce anything
objective about reversals in a 6.1 surround system, and clearly the answer is no, or else you would have long ago. Either that, or if you do in fact know of anything, you just don't want to to use it because it doesn't support you.
I asked you for just one reference scene, and you named three, one of which I had instant access to (MTM). I tried it not just once, but twice, both before and after I knew which specific part of the chapter the alleged reversal occurred at, and I clearly heard the voice originating from the mid-rear on my Revel S12 surrounds when it should have, so I am now satisfied that this is a non-issue to me.