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#189967 - 12/30/07 01:50 AM Re: My review: QS4vsQS8 + M22vsM60 + STF-2vs16-46P [Re: zhimbo]
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 Originally Posted By: zhimbo
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FLAC is not an exact copy,


The "L" in FLAC stands for "Lossless". It's 100% identical to the original when played (just not when stored).


I always thought it was lossy, learned something new. Guess I should have resesarched it before sticking my foot in my mouth

Dan how goes the testing?
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#190043 - 12/30/07 05:14 PM Re: My review: QS4vsQS8 + M22vsM60 + STF-2vs16-46P [Re: jakewash]
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It's coming along. I'm still getting everything set up :).

Currently, the entire family is taking an afternoon nap. I guess I'll have to wake them up for dinner. ;\)
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#190044 - 12/30/07 05:17 PM Re: My review: QS4vsQS8 + M22vsM60 + STF-2vs16-46P [Re: danmagicman7]
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Depth charge scene from U-571 would work well or Master and Commander!
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#190047 - 12/30/07 05:30 PM Re: My review: QS4vsQS8 + M22vsM60 + STF-2vs16-46P [Re: jakewash]
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You guys are going to love the stands I...uh...created. I think I'll be giving mapleshade a run for their money. \:D
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#190065 - 12/30/07 06:30 PM Re: My review: QS4vsQS8 + M22vsM60 + STF-2vs16-46P [Re: danmagicman7]
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Quit posting and get busy on that review \:D
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#190073 - 12/30/07 06:52 PM Re: My review: QS4vsQS8 + M22vsM60 + STF-2vs16-46P [Re: Wid]
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Come on... I am dying to hear your review!

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#190079 - 12/30/07 07:37 PM Re: My review: QS4vsQS8 + M22vsM60 + STF-2vs16-46P [Re: nitrojiber]
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Subs = Calibrated
Mains = Completely level tweeter level and dB setting
Receivers = Both Set up

QS's will be set up and listened to later

We are GO for testing \:\)

I'll do a lot more tomorrow when people are out of the house and the music and room can really roar.

I did some pre-testing and am a little surprised by the results - I couldn't resist.

I would post pictures...but that's half the fun of the review \:\)
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#190136 - 12/31/07 03:48 PM Re: My review: QS4vsQS8 + M22vsM60 + STF-2vs16-46P [Re: danmagicman7]
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Here's an update:

Receiver vs. Receiver comparison is done. I just did music testing, but also have a lot of gripes/complaints of the benefits offered by one not offered by the other...etc.

M22/M60 music comparison is getting there.

HSU/SVS music comparison is getting there...it's pretty decisive towards one or the other at this point, but I'm holding out for the other sub. It looks like I'm going to have to do another comparison in the basement to test how they sound in a bigger room with different...characteristics. That's all I'll say now.

QS4/QS8 isn't done at all...I'm only going to test these with music I've decided in an A/B comparison. It isn't worth it throwing the QS4's up on the wall, then the QS8's up against the wall, since only the woofer is different. If anyone has any complaints, let me know and I'll see what I can do to accommodate.
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#190143 - 12/31/07 04:21 PM Re: My review: QS4vsQS8 + M22vsM60 + STF-2vs16-46P [Re: danmagicman7]
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 Originally Posted By: danmagicman7
Here's an update:

Receiver vs. Receiver comparison is done. I just did music testing, but also have a lot of gripes/complaints of the benefits offered by one not offered by the other...etc.

M22/M60 music comparison is getting there.

HSU/SVS music comparison is getting there...it's pretty decisive towards one or the other at this point, but I'm holding out for the other sub. It looks like I'm going to have to do another comparison in the basement to test how they sound in a bigger room with different...characteristics. That's all I'll say now.

QS4/QS8 isn't done at all...I'm only going to test these with music I've decided in an A/B comparison. It isn't worth it throwing the QS4's up on the wall, then the QS8's up against the wall, since only the woofer is different. If anyone has any complaints, let me know and I'll see what I can do to accommodate.


It really takes quite awhile to do it all doesn't it?
Listening fatigue while testing sets in awfully fast.
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#190252 - 01/01/08 05:36 PM Re: My review: QS4vsQS8 + M22vsM60 + STF-2vs16-46P [Re: chesseroo]
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Pictures



The oh-so-glorious wall of speakers. Notice the milk crate stands :-) I put lots of books and stuff (look closely) under the milk crate stands so that the weight of the speaker was mostly resting on the books to minimize vibrations. I did testing without the milk crates and noticed no acoustical differences other than the height of the sound. It really was necessary for me to get the M22's and M60's completely level.

Lots of equipment in the room...notice the headphones!




In this corner, an M60 powered by Sony IEM's and an M22 powered by Sennheiser HD 25-1 II's




In this corner, an M22 powered by Sennheiser HD 595's and an M60 powered by Etymotic ER6i IEM's.




HSU STF-2 and SVS 16-46 PCi unpeacefully coexisting.




The listening room.




QS4's and QS8's mounted atop Chunky soup cans. Mmm...chunky.

It's taking me a long time to write up everything so...hold your horses...it's coming.
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