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Why do I have this feeling that my visit to the Soundfield Audio room is going to cost me? Btw, I take AJ's lack of response to my offer means the answer is "thanks, but hell no!"
I'm not charging at the door this year Jim, come on down. No, it means I'm still scrambling to get ready for LSAF. Tour might happen, though it's not priority #1. Or 2 right now.cheers,AJ
Getting back on track, Roscoeiii was over last night for a spell, and we had a good time putting the SAM-2 through its paces. I think it was unanimous, the SAM-2 kicks serious but, and really takes things to a whole other level. Incredible. Very cool to have someone over who was so knowledgeable, homeboy has a deep repertoire of cool test tracks. The SAM-2 imaging is quite good, with the ability for those images to hang in the air holographically. Things like wind chimes are scary real. The SAM-1 is not like that, but has other great attributes of course. Who is going to get the second pair
Good stuff, very nice to get some listening impressions finally. A full user review would be welcome anytime, of course, and your perspective as an M1 owner is especially interesting, at least to me.....
When you say "the SAM-1 is not like that", are you referring to imaging properties or instruments like wind chimes sounding "scary real"?I ask because I think one on the SAM-1's strengths, at least in my setup, is imaging much like you described. Of course I've not heard the SAM-2, but looking forward to doing so at CAF.Why do I have this feeling that my visit to the Soundfield Audio room is going to cost me? Btw, I take AJ's lack of response to my offer means the answer is "thanks, but hell no!"
Load your bazooka and fire away. Most readers will likely find this an annoyingly stupid suggestion.I'm not the only music lover in the world (at least one other is a professional speaker designer) who can and occasionally does audition speakers in mono. You'd be amazed how much you can learn comparing two speakers in mono side by side. Try it yourself sometime. Adjusting for sensitivity difference is obviously critical, as always. I suggest covering the unused speaker with thick comforter for two reasons: damp reflections from working speaker and damp potential passive disruption of active speaker output (unused woofer moves in/out and potentially generates small but obnoxious tweeter signal...try the following: listen to well tuned system with no non-functioning speakers in the room...bring in a box speaker and set it down between the stereo functioning pair and listen to the same music...interesting, no? Thank Ivor Tiefenbrun for this tidbit...one speaker company used to short every input on every unused speaker in the sound room to avoid the distortion described above) Yes, you can even get a good sense of image and stage qualities. You can tell quite a bit, possibly as valuable as stereo. Try it yourself with one each of two different speakers.Possibly AJ could send out one SAM-2 for such audition on tour. Did members contribute shipping cost in earlier tour of now discontinued SAM-1?
Possibly AJ could send out one SAM-2 for such audition on tour. Did members contribute shipping cost in earlier tour of now discontinued SAM-1?
A worthwhile tour if your in the market for speakers. Still have the M-1 here and not disappointed in the least. In our second system fed by Dodd gear. Pipedreams in the main system.charles
I guess an appropriate time for the question, if it hasn't already been answered, why the discontinuation of the SAM 1?
KEF asked, very nicely, to stop using their drivers. I obliged. cheers,AJ
Didn't they sell them to you though?
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