audiokinesis

Responses from audiokinesis

Bright High End Speakers = Bad Room?
Kenjit quoted me: "But there was one group who consistently preferred a flat response: Recording engineers. To them, speakers are a tool, and in general the more revealing the better. "And then he asked: "Do you have a link to the study that menti... 
Bright High End Speakers = Bad Room?
" Do you have a link to the study that mentions this? Thanks " He describes it in his book, don’t remember whether or not he included a reference. I’ll try to remember look for it this evening. " what was the explanation? " I don’t recall offhand ... 
Bright High End Speakers = Bad Room?
Kenjit wrote: "a ruler flat response... is too bright for most folk."  Floyd Toole, Bruel & Kjaer, and I all agree with Kenjit on that point. Atdavid wrote: "I do not think overall that most people consider a ruler flat response too bright." T... 
Which speakers have rear firing speakers and how do they sound?
Tomic601 wrote: " ... the rear firing tweeter is 100% distortion, but in some cases pleasing." I can certainly understand how the energy going off in other directions from any polydirectional speaker can be interpreted to be "100% distortion". It’... 
Which speakers have rear firing speakers and how do they sound?
I have zero experience with that particular speaker but do have some experience with bipolars (I wrote the article kenjit linked to).  Assuming good execution, I think you can expect rich timbre and a bit more spaciousness than normal.  The sound ... 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
Hans asked:  "What are some ways you can suggest to position (suspend/hang?) the subs near the ceiling?"  Thus far, to the best of my knowledge, all of the Swarm units that have ended up near the ceiling have been placed on the top of bookshelves ... 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
Avanti1960 wrote: "I have successfully integrated one and two subwoofer solutions into my system when the main speakers had a natural roll off (acoustic crossover) that made for a near ideal low pass frequency relative to the subwoofers. However ... 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
Rooze wrote:  " I can’t get beyond the notion that some subs just don’t sound very good, and multiplying an average sounding sub by four surely doesn’t equate to good quality bass.... how can it?"  I think the suitability of the subs for this appl... 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
" If I didn’t already have 8 subs... " Your eight subs intelligently distributed are probably twice as smooth as my four. In general, the in-room smoothness goes up, and the spatial variance (variation in frequency response from one location to an... 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
" Would this work if the speakers weren’t on t floor but up higher say close to the ceiling or in the ceiling facing down?"  Yes.  What would be really sweet is, three subs near the ceiling and the fourth one closer to the floor. This would useful... 
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
Thank you very much, david_ten!! The Swarm’s first awards were four years ago, in 2015, so I have been fortunate that the concept apparently has a good shelf life. Credit to Earl Geddes, whose idea I’m using (with his permission). "Again, what abo... 
The trouble with comparing speakers
" Oh, my goodness! There’s a good one! Sweet " " Exactly." I do not begin to have the time or energy to research and prove to you why experts in the field of loudspeaker evaluation make the choices they do. If you wish to dismiss my statements bec... 
The trouble with comparing speakers
Cleeds wrote: "Yes, the claim is often repeated. When you say the claim is "generally accepted among those involved in rigorously controlled loudspeaker evaluations," that’s also a logical fallacy - call to authority." Are you using your backgrou... 
The trouble with comparing speakers
Cleeds wrote to roberttcan: "Nonsense. You’ve offered no substantiation for your claim that listeners have "poor aural memory for fine details." You are arguing against a principle that is, to the best of my knowledge, generally accepted among tho... 
One for panel speaker lovers. Soundlab Majestic 545 or Apogee Duetta Signatures ?
I sold a pair of SoundLab M1s (equiavalent to the A1s) to a customer who had large Apogees. I don’t remember his exact wording on the subject but he made it clear to me that he preferred the SoundLabs, and when his circumstances allowed he became ...