This years annual visit to Axiom Audio brought about their announcement of their new V3 series of loudspeakers and running me through the ringer in their blind listening tests. Axiom conducts blind tests to reduce listener bias and ensure their product upgrades result in audibly provable results before making product changes. If you ever have a chance to personally visit Axiom Audio, I highly encourage you to bring along some music and request a blind listening session. Even if you decide which speaker sounds best to you within a few minutes, milk the experience and revel in the sonic delight.
Discuss "The Axiom Audio Blind Listening Test Overview" here. Read the article.
Couple of questions;
Next time can you bring a couple hundred friends with you?
And can mere mortals get their hands on some of that material?
I'm going to be doing a 4 speaker shoot out next week and I would love to be able to do blind testing without messing with the sound.
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Thanks again for your report. Couple questions .
Where were the speaker pairs located wrt to each other? Were they side by side, both either to the left or right of the other, or inside, outside?
Much better . Are there any off axis loss measurements? Is the loss progressive vs angle of incidence? Do they have total sound power loss data?
Thanks for the write up.
I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
When giving a location in Canada you need to include the province, Ontario. You don't want to cause an international incident with the 3 Canuks on the forum. It might not seem like a big deal but that is 75% of their stereo owning population.
I wonder what the difference in cost is in the two inductors that you listened to ... and it's interesting that Axiom cares enough to run the test.
Were there lots of bugs up there?
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Why? Us Ontarians know that there are some people silly enough to want to live somewhere else. Its a free country...When giving a location in Canada you need to include the province, Ontario. You don't want to cause an international incident with the 3 Canuks on the forum. It might not seem like a big deal but that is 75% of their stereo owning population.
Not after the first two-four.Were there lots of bugs up there?
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Now is there any research that discusses reliability advantages of using higher quality components in regards to capacitors, resistors, inductors etc? Now if there is proof that higher quality components last longer (remain up to spec) over longer periods of time, then there still is a valid argument of having a higher build quality in the crossover region.
So what speakers were used in the blind test? Were they only Axiom speakers?
More red please! red > green.
Oh no... Red! Some fool(s?) seems to think I care! lmao! Just think about it for a sec... If you don't find that silly then the joke's on you!
Cheap components in the crossover shoot a speaker right in the foot before you start. And yes, you can easily measure the effects of cheap crossover parts on the bench.
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