So, to lay out exactly what I'm going to test:
- M22's vs M60's as mains - A/B testing with music and movies
Now if you throw the 'blind' and level matched part in there, i'll be very interested to hear/read the outcome.
- QS4's vs QS8's as surrounds - testing with movies and music in surround modes
I somehow doubt you are going to see much difference here at all especially if these are level matched.
- HSU STF-2 vs SVS 16-46 PCi in movies and music
These are always fun.
I recommend you unplug all other speakers when you do the sub switching and really just listen ONLY to the sub sounds.
- Maybe a sound review of the Yamaha RX-V557 vs the HK AVR 247 if people want me to
Damn, sorry, just choked on a small bone.
Everything will have the same interconnects, if that matters.
Well you may as well put the details out there anyway eh?
This will all be run from my RX-V557 with my computer as a source via SPDIF. I have music in FLAC format.
Why not use the original source material?
The tests I plan to do are this:
QS4's vs QS8's with surround materials
Same as the sub tests. Unplug all but the surrounds at some point and give them both a listen switching back and forth.
Hearing only the material the surrounds put out while watching a movie is darned interested and provides a great perspective of the sound material mixed for the surround channels only.
Of course, everything will be well documented and I'll have lots of pictures!
Can never go wrong with pictures.
I love A/B tests.