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    The speakers were ulled away from the wall and the seats moved closer. The distance between the seats was fine and space behind the speakers really helped too. Turned out pretty good in the end. The first couple of tracks sounded terrible lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    The listeners (all one of them! ), appear to be seated a long distance away from the speakers. I wasn't there, so I cannot comment, but if was, I would prefer to sit somewhat closer.

    Excellent photos BTW.,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    The listeners (all one of them! ), appear to be seated a long distance away from the speakers. I wasn't there, so I cannot comment, but if was, I would prefer to sit somewhat closer.

    Excellent photos BTW.,
    Yes, indeed. I would very much agree with Barry. My opinion may not be considered as objective, because I am a near-field listener, but still it seems that the seats were rather far from the speakers. YMMV.
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    The SPL was such that you would not want to sit any closer, it would have been uncomfortable.

    I was a bit concerned when the Roger Water's Amused To Death album was playing that I would be taking my speakers home in bits but they managed to get through it. Some serious dynamic swings on that recording.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80
    The speakers were pulled away from the wall and the seats moved closer. The distance between the seats was fine and space behind the speakers really helped too. Turned out pretty good in the end. The first couple of tracks sounded terrible lol
    Ah I did wonder as in the photo showing the Urei speakers, the seats are placed closer. Though by that stage in the proceedings extra seats might have been added.

    From the photos the acoustics of the room would appear to be 'hard', though I would imagine the irregular shape and size of the room helped matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    The SPL was such that you would not want to sit any closer, it would have been uncomfortable.

    I was a bit concerned when the Roger Water's Amused To Death album was playing that I would be taking my speakers home in bits but they managed to get through it. Some serious dynamic swings on that recording.
    Clearly not the listening environment that I would like, and not one which would allow me to assess sublties in SQ. IMO, there is a 'correct' listening level, or volume for all types of music: too loud and the performers sound too large, or are playing 'giant' instruments; too soft and they sound as if they are playing far too far away. Anyway as in all matters subjective, YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Clearly not the listening environment that I would like, and not one which would allow me to assess sublties in SQ. IMO, there is a 'correct' listening level, or volume for all types of music: too loud and the performers sound too large, or are playing 'giant' instruments; too soft and they sound as if they are playing far too far away. Anyway as in all matters subjective, YMMV.
    You are correct Barry the room was a bit hard and suspended wooded floor did not help. But we could all still pick up the differences between the phono stages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Clearly not the listening environment that I would like, and not one which would allow me to assess sublties in SQ. IMO, there is a 'correct' listening level, or volume for all types of music: too loud and the performers sound too large, or are playing 'giant' instruments; too soft and they sound as if they are playing far too far away. Anyway as in all matters subjective, YMMV.
    In a hall that size there was not really much option but the sound was clean and I did not notice any clipping, the amp never went into the third bias stage even. It wasn't at all difficult to hear the differences IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Clearly not the listening environment that I would like, and not one which would allow me to assess sublties in SQ. IMO, there is a 'correct' listening level, or volume for all types of music: too loud and the performers sound too large, or are playing 'giant' instruments; too soft and they sound as if they are playing far too far away. Anyway as in all matters subjective, YMMV.
    Differences were readily apparent, even if being able to state a preference was not always possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Wohoo some decent pictures at last - who's the prat in the silly trousers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Watch it you
    That's my trademark.

    You might be able to just see the joke in the mirror
    Only teasing. I think a few folk are trying to work out what is on your T shirt!
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