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Thanks for the above. Much appreciated. If I use the Realiser for two channel music only, am I wasting its potential? Do people use it for this purpose alone? Does it become a bit of a gimmick on extended listening or does it seriously add to the enjoyment of your music?
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Thanks for the above. Much appreciated. If I use the Realiser for two channel music only, am I wasting its potential? Do people use it for this purpose alone? Does it become a bit of a gimmick on extended listening or does it seriously add to the enjoyment of your music?


Listening to 2-channel music audio through the Realiser (i.e. through a PRIR created in a specific listening environment) is distinctly different from listening to the same audio through headphones in a normal standard way.  With normal headphones the sound is typically inside your head, or at least adjacent to your two ears.  With the Realiser the sound appears "in front of you", same as it would be if you had been listening to this music audio in the original listening environment room you created the PRIR in.

 

That's what this technology is for... to duplicate to your ears the sound of a measured listening environment with real multiple speakers (as captured in a PRIR file), while listening through stereo headphones.

 

It is perfect for people (like me) who have no home theater system or actual multi-speaker sound setup, but who've been lucky enough to get a PRIR measurement made in some wonderful listening environment or studio (like AIX in LA) and now get to bring that PRIR home. I can now listen to anything (movies with 5.1/7.1 audio, HDTV with 5.1/2.0 audio, 2-channel music audio, etc.) played back through that PRIR with my Stax SR-009/SRM-007tII and truly enjoy all sound as if I were in the AIX mixing room listening through their wonderful B&W speakers. 

 

THAT is my home theater audio system... because I don't have a real one.  I put my headphones on, and I'm at AIX listening to whatever I'm playing through the Realiser. Been enjoying listening this way since 2009 when I bought #0001 Realiser A8 and got to create a PRIR at AIX.  It's no gimmick.  With the SR-009 it's really remarkable, no matter how many hours straight you listen.

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Listening to 2-channel music audio through the Realiser (i.e. through a PRIR created in a specific listening environment) is distinctly different from listening to the same audio through headphones in a normal standard way.  With normal headphones the sound is typically inside your head, or at least adjacent to your two ears.  With the Realiser the sound appears "in front of you", same as it would be if you had been listening to this music audio in the original listening environment room you created the PRIR in.

That's what this technology is for... to duplicate to your ears the sound of a measured listening environment with real multiple speakers (as captured in a PRIR file), while listening through stereo headphones.

It is perfect for people (like me) who have no home theater system or actual multi-speaker sound setup, but who've been lucky enough to get a PRIR measurement made in some wonderful listening environment or studio (like AIX in LA) and now get to bring that PRIR home. I can now listen to anything (movies with 5.1/7.1 audio, HDTV with 5.1/2.0 audio, 2-channel music audio, etc.) played back through that PRIR with my Stax SR-009/SRM-007tII and truly enjoy all sound as if I were in the AIX mixing room listening through their wonderful B&W speakers. 

THAT is my home theater audio system... because I don't have a real one.  I put my headphones on, and I'm at AIX listening to whatever I'm playing through the Realiser. Been enjoying listening this way since 2009 when I bought #0001 Realiser A8 and got to create a PRIR at AIX.  It's no gimmick.  With the SR-009 it's really remarkable, no matter how many hours straight you listen.
Sorry. I forgot to reply to this. Thanks for the excellent input. I am really looking forward to the release of the A16. If I can get it working as well as the demo I had it will be fantastic.
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