Originally Posted by craigsub
I am going to work on getting a pair of Revels here ... they sure look like a terrific speaker.
The Usher V604's, Dalis and a pair of Paradigms ... and probably a pair of Klipsch towers to fill out the pack.
I think that would make for a pretty good selecion.
awesome! after reading a bit about revel/harman's lab, i have a new level of respect for those guys. i'll try to find the article.here
here is just a snippet, "Room position: The position of the speaker within the room can affect the sound character more than the actual differences between the speakers.
This unwanted variable is unrelated to the actual sound quality and must be eliminated from listening sessions. You don't want to rate a speaker as sounding better only because a particular location made it sound better. Therefore, a listening lab was developed where the speakers all shuffle into the same position within the room for listening, removing that false variable from listener's assessments."
"What does all this mean? Well, one thing it means is that good sound quality is not so much a matter of individual taste as was previously thought
. It is not totally subjective, as is wine tasting. It was found that there are objective criteria that people with good hearing and decent analytical capability can agree upon. Loudspeaker design is, to a large degree, a science, and as a result, scientific measurements can be a predictor of loudspeaker preferences."The Tao of Speaker Design -- Part 1 with Revel Loudspeakers
is the article that i was referring to.
if anyone has these papers, please let me know:
Olive, “A multiple regression model for predicting loudspeaker preference using objective measurements: Part I – listening test results, AES preprint 6113 (2004)
Olive, “A multiple regression model for predicting loudspeaker preference using objective measurements: Part II – Development of the Model, AES preprint 6190 (2004)