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Anyone know what's happening over at Smyth? Their site is down and it appears their domaine name is no longer registered! I tried to contact Lorr, but my email got returned.
post #1862 of 2713
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Originally Posted by wsilvio View Post

Anyone know what's happening over at Smyth? Their site is down and it appears their domaine name is no longer registered! I tried to contact Lorr, but my email got returned.

 

Sounds like they forgot to renew their registration...

post #1863 of 2713
Yes, just hoping that's it. Would hate to find out they went out of business!
post #1864 of 2713

This afternoon, I spoke with Lorr Kramer (Smyth), who was kind enough to return my call while on holiday.  He assured me, all is well with Smyth Research, and he will be contacting the folks who manage the web site to have a look at the issue.  I expect the site (and email) will be back in the next day or so.

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Thanks for the update jazzfan.  Good to know all is well at Smyth.  

post #1866 of 2713

Great to hear, thanks!  I was a bit worried about that, especially after just obtaining a Realiser.

post #1867 of 2713

That's a relief!  I have gotten quite attached to my Realiser, to Smyth Research, and to Lorr Kramer.

post #1868 of 2713

What are people using for sources for the Realiser? Seems like most people are using Oppo players with Blu-Ray's. Has anyone tried using a hard drive with blu-ray ISO or MKV files? I was thinking about getting a Dune HD Smart player since it supports network streaming and multichannel LPCM audio output via HDMI: Dune D1 Media Player

 

I haven't purchased a Realiser yet, but I watch all my content ripped on network servers as opposed to physical blu-ray or DVD disks.

 

On another note, has anyone had any luck convincing any local high end audio stores to let you use their demo systems to calibrate your Realiser? I would think it's not in their best interest to let you use their gear knowing that you are not going to buy it. If you bought a Realiser at a high end store, did they let you use their systems for calibrations?

 

I am in San Diego. Anyone know of a place that might let me do a calibration? I don't know anyone locally that has high end gear... I know I could go up to AIX. Anyone know how much that costs to have Smyth do calibrations at AIX?

 

Thanks for your help.

post #1869 of 2713

San Diego?   Contact Lorr Kramer and make an appt to go get your PRIR done at AIX Records.  It will be well worth the drive.

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There's something I still don't get. When I do settings with Smith personnel, do I have to bring my own rig or any rig will do? I mean, I plan to use the Realiser with a GES and SR007 MKII. I don't want to carry these around since I will need to take a plane and so.

post #1871 of 2713

You need two different measurements to use your Realiser.  You need the measurements of the speaker system, and you need the measurements while wearing the specific headphones you want to use.  You can do those separately in different places, as the headphone measurement is independent of the speaker system.

 

Be sure to take multiple measurements of the speakers, as it takes me a few tries to get a really good one.

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So the measurements for a new headphone for instance, I can do at home on my own? I dont need to go back to the room I measured?
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San Diego?   Contact Lorr Kramer and make an appt to go get your PRIR done at AIX Records.  It will be well worth the drive.

 

Anyone know how much they charge to rent the studio and do the measurements at AIX? I can't seem to get anyone at Smyth to call or e-mail me. (Maybe it's the 4th of July holiday/week.)

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So the measurements for a new headphone for instance, I can do at home on my own? I dont need to go back to the room I measured?

 

Correct.  The headphone measurements are independent of the speaker measurements.  You can go home and make measurements with 10 new headphones if you'd like.

 

When you create your preset for the Realiser, you'll choose your speaker measurements for slot 1, and your headphone measurements for slot 2.

 

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Originally Posted by darinf View Post

Anyone know how much they charge to rent the studio and do the measurements at AIX? I can't seem to get anyone at Smyth to call or e-mail me. (Maybe it's the 4th of July holiday/week.)

 

Last I heard, it was something like $100-250?  It's a fraction of the price some European studios are charging (900euro+).


Edited by Elysian - 7/6/12 at 12:12pm
post #1875 of 2713

If you can convince them to do both 5.1 and 7.1 calibrations.  You'll be totally covered and it makes it like almost having two for one deal.

 

Sometimes AIX lets you buy some of their albums (like audio Blu-Rays or DVD Audio) and put those towards the cost of the studio usage fee.

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