Alright, I've waited and nowone has asked, so I will have to, what's Master Set? Someone has to show their ignorance.
This is the first, and might be the only, time I have posted on this AC forum, as I don't have Daedalus speakers. But I did see the thread on the home AC page about the PFO Award and was curious as to which room at RMAF got the award as Daedalus had several rooms, one of them with speakers set with Master Set, room 1030 which I thought sounded pretty good.
So, congratulations to Lou on his award for the sound of his speakers in the Modwright room!!
Then this discussion on Master Set somehow erupted, and I see that Laura has linked to a thread I started about Master Set a couple years ago. Below is a brief introduction as to "what" Master Set is.
Master Set is simply a term coined by Rod Tomson, the proprietor of Soundings HiFi in Denver and the same Rod who set the speakers in Room 1030. The term "Master Set" is an extension of the work done by Sumiko that they developed into MASTERS, an acronym for Modal Acoustic Simplified Training Electronic Retail Specialist.
It is an in house training method in speaker setup that Sumiko provides for their dealers. As such, it is proprietary to Sumiko, and there is no real documentaion, white paper, or such about it.
Rod Tomson has kind of run with it, written some about it, and demonstrated it at earlier RMAF shows. In short, it's just a way to set up speakers in a room.
David, as you can read, it elicits some strong reactions, most often by those who have never heard speakers set up this way. If you want to know more, just do a search on AC for it.