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#406059 - 07/11/14 12:44 AM Re: Audioholics Video [Re: Crimson Wrath]
Socketman Offline
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Ha HA nick that reminds when I used to play counterstrike years ago and people would report others to the admin LOL
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#406065 - 07/11/14 11:28 AM Re: Audioholics Video [Re: Crimson Wrath]
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I received a pm from gene for something I posted here regarding another video. It was about the loudspeaker myths vid where he refers to "Z100" speakers as an imaginary example. I quipped about his vague jabs at axiom. He was not amused.

I'll probably be banned at audioholics due to this post. I wonder why Clint Deboer was banned there. He was a nice and helpful staffer at AH.

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#406068 - 07/11/14 01:13 PM Re: Audioholics Video [Re: Crimson Wrath]
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In that article, I was of the opinion that 2 of the so-called 'myths' - 'Manufacturers building their own Drivers In-House' & 'Manufacturers having an In-House Anechoic Chamber - were certainly a stretch & another veiled shot. In fact, I would think that having both of those capabilities would be most advantageous for quality control & ongoing research on site. Not many manufacturers have this capability, especially with regards to having a full size chamber in your own back yard.

Unfortunately, after much deliberation, I failed to grow a pair & could not bring myself to rebut those weakest of arguments over there...

TAM

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#406069 - 07/11/14 01:25 PM Re: Audioholics Video [Re: exlabdriver]
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
In that article, I was of the opinion that 2 of the so-called 'myths' - 'Manufacturers building their own Drivers In-House' & 'Manufacturers having an In-House Anechoic Chamber - were certainly a stretch & another veiled shot. In fact, I would think that having both of those capabilities would be most advantageous for quality control & ongoing research on site. Not many manufacturers have this capability, especially with regards to having a full size chamber in your own back yard.

Unfortunately, after much deliberation, I failed to grow a pair & could not bring myself to rebut those weakest of arguments over there...

TAM


I am curious enough about this to go search for the mentioned myths video. While I do, could someone please provide a link if you have it handy?

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#406070 - 07/11/14 02:34 PM Re: Audioholics Video [Re: Crimson Wrath]
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#406071 - 07/11/14 02:39 PM Re: Audioholics Video [Re: Crimson Wrath]
Socketman Offline
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There's a response from gene over at the AVS forum to the criticism's of his video. Gene's Reply
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#406078 - 07/11/14 10:04 PM Re: Audioholics Video [Re: Crimson Wrath]
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I like to read a lot on the Audioholics forums and have learned quite a bit from there. Gene seems like a very experience fellow in the field with an EE degree (he seems to like to bring that up often) but people skills are definitely something he seems to lack. If he had a business such as a speaker or other audio related business that required more customer service than runing Audioholics, I don't think he could involve himself much in the customer service aspect as he'd end up insulting or ostracizing the customers. That's typical of highly technical engineering professions I guess though.
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#406120 - 07/13/14 11:48 PM Re: Audioholics Video [Re: Crimson Wrath]
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Originally Posted By: Crimson Wrath
Gene seems like a very experience fellow in the field with an EE degree (he seems to like to bring that up often).


Has he ever designed anything, or worked as an EE for a quantifiable amount of time? All of us know you go to college to get the basics and the piece of paper, then you learn the real skillset in industry..

I would trust Andrew infinitely more than Gene. While both have the same education (EE) one is a practicing engineer, while the other appears not to be...

I also noticed Gene throwing his education around.. I know several people with an EE degree that i correct on electrical theory all of the time. But, thats because i was in that field and know the practical application as well as theory, they know the math and think they know the theory..


Man, at this rate i'll probably never be aloud to register at audioholics should i want to... Oh well.

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#406121 - 07/14/14 12:32 AM Re: Audioholics Video [Re: Crimson Wrath]
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If my memory serves me right, he did work as an EE on some pretty complex stuff for defense contractors for the better part of a decade.

He is very experienced in his field but I don't know about any work directly with designing or building speakers, although he may have...

TAM

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#406123 - 07/14/14 12:57 AM Re: Audioholics Video [Re: Crimson Wrath]
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FWIW I recall reading his bio and he has plenty of design experience. I get what you are saying , its what I call book smart vs street smart. I am not an EE but I have to agree to some extent with his early observation , that bouncing the sound off the ceiling is dubious. Physic's it just works. I also question the necessity of overhead information. Have you ever heard an airplane going over you head , and then having to search the sky for it, or a bird for that matter, I hear it but can not immediately pin point its location. Our hearing is designed to detect predators not little birdies.

Lets be clear, I am not defending gene just pointing out my opinion and how I see things at this time. Gene has some work to do on his tact and people skills in general.
Richard
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