FWIW, as some of you here know, we are known for holding large scale, controlled projector and speaker shootouts, and have always cleared all of these events with Vertical Scope before posting about them.
I hope most here find what Rex and I post of real intellectual value. For example, when we did our big JBL M2 vs. Revel Salon2 speaker shootout, we had direct and constant input from Dr. Toole on how to properly set up and control the conditions of a scientifically valid listening test. Some might notice that Dr. Toole himself contributed SUBSTANTIALLY to that thread.
To me, all this is of tremendous objective value to Forum members since it served to illustrate exactly how valid speaker comparisons should be done. Similarly, when we did our projector shootout, we flew in
to calibrate all the projectors, and to make sure we had a level playing field. By contributing this kind of rigorous, "as-scientifically-controlled-as-we-can-make-it" information to the Forum, we happen to think everyone benefits. And, because we always clear our events with the Forum beforehand, we make sure we are operating in an ethical manner within their guidelines.
So, for us it's always a matter of clearing things with the Forum before-hand, and trying to bring the best science-based, objective information we can to the AVS Forum. Rex and I happen to feel that we cannot possibly talk about the work of Toole and Olive enough, because the importance of their work in furthering the science of sound reproduction cannot be overstated. Hence the post here, as it is directly pertinent to the processing developed for the SDP75 (the development of the Harman target curve used in the 75, the ability to overcome X-Curve problems, etc). Trinnov and JBL also occupy a very real space in the professional film post-production space, so there is a genuine, valid overlap.
We are also proud of the fact that we have developed genuine relationships with the engineers and scientists at the forefront of the field, and when someone asks a question we are unable to answer authoritatively, we are able to go through our virtual Rolodex to get an authoritative answer.
So, it's interesting that in accusing Rex of posting something off topic (which it clearly isn't), we have taken the thread even further off topic.