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Forum: Speakers   02-12-2016, 11:10 AM
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Posted By John Schuermann
Me either, so I don't want to give the idea that...

Me either, so I don't want to give the idea that I have some insider information on that point.
Forum: Speakers   02-12-2016, 10:54 AM
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Posted By John Schuermann
True, at least not at this point. Not trying to...

True, at least not at this point. Not trying to talk you out of the SDA7200 at all, just pointing out differences :)
Forum: Speakers   02-12-2016, 10:40 AM
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Posted By John Schuermann
Based on this preliminary information, I would...

Based on this preliminary information, I would say yes :) You just wouldn't have Blu-link capability.
Forum: Speakers   02-12-2016, 10:35 AM
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Posted By John Schuermann
RE: performance in the back box - yes, that is my...

RE: performance in the back box - yes, that is my understanding. It was also mentioned they can be used without the back box, but the back box comes with the speakers (you cannot order them without...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 01:33 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
Good info. Agreed that Synthesis would not work...

Good info. Agreed that Synthesis would not work on the actual dubbing stage (where cinema speakers designed for large theater environments are used, like you say), but when I was out in LA a couple...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 12:48 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
More preliminary information on the SCL3 and 4: ...

More preliminary information on the SCL3 and 4:

The SCL3 and 4 have comparable output / SPL

The square design of the SCL3 was created with ceiling install applications in mind, though will work...
Forum: Speakers   02-11-2016, 12:32 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
OK, folks - here's something for you on the SCL3...

OK, folks - here's something for you on the SCL3 and 4 - Jim Garrett from Harman discussing them at ISE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKGHdJwXz1Y

More to come.
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 07:24 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
Interesting. Where are you based? I see lots of...

Interesting. Where are you based? I see lots of those brands too but also quite a bit of JBL and Revel (there are two major movie composers that mix on Revel Salon2s).

In film almost all I see is...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 06:07 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
There is also the fact that most movies are mixed...

There is also the fact that most movies are mixed on Harman (JBL / Revel) speakers (about 80%) and about half of all music, so you do increase the chances of getting closer to what the engineer...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 05:21 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
Good points, though Harman's / Revel's research...

Good points, though Harman's / Revel's research has demonstrated that they can reliably predict which speaker will win the double blind tests with 78% accuracy just by looking at the speaker...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 04:57 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
Couldn't have said it better myself. Revel will...

Couldn't have said it better myself. Revel will not release a speaker until it can reliably beat any competitive model at up to twice the price during the double blind tests. Since they are double...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 04:47 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
That would be my understanding. There is a review...

That would be my understanding. There is a review of the Rhythm2 on the Stereophile site that gets into the Revel DSP and how it is implemented, at least in the Rhythm2:
...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 04:42 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
I wasn't present for the actual tests. The...

I wasn't present for the actual tests. The speakers that were being evaluated were actually the new Revel Concerta2s, and it was discussed how some Golden Ear models had been part of the double...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 02:03 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
Another data point - The Golden Ears have...

Another data point -

The Golden Ears have been double-blinded against the Revels at the Harman facility in Northridge. The Revels were clearly preferred during the tests. This was discussed during...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 01:47 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
OK, I can't quote my source, but what I just...

OK, I can't quote my source, but what I just heard is a direct contradiction.
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 01:45 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
I asked this specific question for another AVS...

I asked this specific question for another AVS Forum member and the response was that there was just a choice for "other" in the SDEC subwoofer menu - no specific models of competitors. JBL...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 01:30 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
I'm curious - where did these rumors of a...

I'm curious - where did these rumors of a "perfected waveguide" come from? I just heard back from someone who should know, and they are saying they have no idea how this idea originated. I'm digging...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 10:47 AM
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Posted By John Schuermann
From what I remember, a center channel speaker...

From what I remember, a center channel speaker that needs to go under a screen, for example.
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2016, 10:46 AM
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Posted By John Schuermann
I have a complete PowerPoint that was presented...

I have a complete PowerPoint that was presented by Dr. Toole at Harman Academy - 3 hours spread over two days that covered room acoustics among other many other things. There are some room treatment...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 03:44 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
Not sure where they might "fit" between the 708...

Not sure where they might "fit" between the 708 and M2. I was thinking it was a smaller variation of the D2 dual diaphragm driver in the M2 vs. the 2409H driver in the LSR708, BUT the specs say "D2...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 01:54 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
I've been getting numerous inquiries about the...

I've been getting numerous inquiries about the Revel Ultima Rhythm2 sub after my post about it being discontinued last month. Yes, they are on closeout but there are still half a dozen or so left in...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 01:45 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
The main issue you are going to have is evenness...

The main issue you are going to have is evenness of bass response. The Salon2 near the sidewall is going to have considerably reinforced lower mids and bass compared to the speaker away from the...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 01:31 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
I'm not a speaker engineer, so bear with what...

I'm not a speaker engineer, so bear with what might be an incomplete or somewhat inaccurate response :)

Diffraction, as I understand it, is the effect of sound waves moving "around" an object....
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 01:18 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
This is technically true, but the engineers I...

This is technically true, but the engineers I spoke to feel that the effect is certainly minimal compared to other speaker designs laid on their side, and still preferable to using a horizontally...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 01:08 PM
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Posted By John Schuermann
Exactly. There seems to be some...

Exactly.

There seems to be some misunderstanding of what exactly Synthesis is, and how it relates to JBL Pro. Synthesis systems are what about 80% of films and about half of all music is mixed and...
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