Without even hearing the Theater-10, people though the Fusion-10 sounded bad- in fact immediately sounding obviously "off" from what they had heard from those same scenes in the past. So much so that one guy told Craig he should recuse himself from the test because he thought road noise took a toll on his ears on the drive over.
After speaker A had been reviewed, I struggled to reason why I thought it didn't sound as good as when I had listened to these scenes in the past? We went downstairs to let Craig hook up and run Audyssey on speaker B. Should I tell Craig I thought that maybe that back rear seat didn't have a good response? Maybe my 6 hour drive took a toll on my ears, and ruined the actual response of A?
We turned in our decisions and I even told Craig I thought I needed to recuse myself from the test that the first speaker must have been flat without an image because of my 6 hours of road noise, and mountainous ear popping - I was convinced that A was the Theater-10, and I couldn't give it a fair evaluation. I was stunned when Craig said B was the Theater-10.
How do you get that the Fusion-10 sounded bad to me, this review was done a day after the GTG and my thought was it didn't sound as good as the Theater 10. One had to sound better than the other or equal. I listened to all the tracks previously in my home theater, front and center. Different smaller room, different speakers/subs amps acoustic treatments, so yes. I thought my environment sounded better than the Fusion in Craig's large room. Go figure?
And in Craig's main HT, the Theater 10 sounded better to me. Yes, it may have been the long drive, a biased difference in the perfect response of the Fusion, me being an old fart. Maybe Craig has been taken over by aliens and hypnotized me. And as to your title, I for one don't have the equipment, time, or ability to make a flat pack visually presentable for waf. But IN NO WAY is it bad.
So, yes I don't belong in your thread, but you've dragged my misrepresented views here. We used to pm each other as friends when you were LilGator on CHT. You got banned on AVS under that name. Then you continued trashing Craig as BiGBADDABOOM, and banned again. Now you're continuing your attacks as nfraso. It would be great if the hatred of your posts Craig was also not banned so he could respond to your allegations, but I can see the mind numbing endless attacks are an invitation to insanity. I think the guy is stand up, straight forward and trustworthy, no reason he's shown me to think differently.
I never meant my review to disparage anything from the DIY crowd, I think they have made a huge contribution to bang for the buck quality for those with admirable abilities. And the choices of the SEOS offerings alone are hugely intriguing, and I'd love to hear tnem myself. I think some would even like to hear the Theater 10, it may end up not being a "bad" speaker to them?
I will now bow out and let you attack me at will. Guess as always, that means YOU WIN!