Originally Posted by Elysian
Thanks for posting your PRIRs! A friend sent me your Acoustic Zen PRIR and I'm loving it. I haven't turned on my Realiser on in months since getting my BHSE, but now I think I may be using my Realiser much more frequently :) What kind of speakers were part of the demo room? I'm liking this PRIR enough that I may end up putting an Acoustic Zen speaker set on my speaker wishlist, especially after reading what a great guy Ivan is.
Your posts have been super informative and really interesting to read. Please continue to post your findings, as I've found your insight to be really great.
I don't have access to the dropbox yet, but just out of curiosity, does jlejle's revised Acoustic Zen PRIR fix the out-of-phase issue? I'm not sure if the PRIR I have is the original or modified one.
That said, I'm still enjoying it quite a bit, and it's probably my favorite PRIR. It has great immediacy and impact, whereas all the other PRIRs I've heard and taken always feels like I'm listening to the room as much as I'm listening to the speakers. I'm not sure if the AcousticZen PRIR is so great because the speakers are amazing or just a really meticulous attention to detail for room acoustic, but I'll assume it's both :)
Thanks for continuing to carry the torch, guys. After struggling to find a PRIR I've liked, I wasn't sure what to do with my Realiser, but now I'm loving the AcousticZen PRIR through my Ref2+BHSE+SR007 rig. I'll have to try the HE6 tomorrow.
Once you get access to the Dropbox account, you will see that all my PRIR's have a text file with a system description so you know what you're listening to.
Here's the info from the Acoustic Zen PRIR:
I would encourage you to try to hear the Acoustic Zen speakers someday. They really are something special. That may be part of why you are enjoying that PRIR so much. They just demoed this exact system at a HiFi show in San Francisco. Did you go? If you ever make it down to San Diego, let me know and I can arrange a private demo at the Acoustic Zen factory.
The listening room was just a separate room in the Acoustic Zen warehouse/factory. It had minimal acoustic treatment, but the system sounded really good regardless.
With the Acoustic Zen PRIR, apparently the whole system was out of phase? Not with each channel, but the system as a whole. I am still skeptical if you can hear "absolute phase", but according to jlejle, it is apparent in the impulse response of that PRIR.
To be honest, I find myself going back to the Audio Revelation PRIR that I uploaded. I think that sound is even better than the Acoustic Zen PRIR. You will see that one once you get access to the Dropbox account.
Anyway, I haven't had much time lately to find more "victims" to let me come and do measurements, but once I get more time, I will try to get some more.
Glad someone is enjoying my PRIR's. I wish I could hear them on a BHSE+SR007 rig! On my 323A/407 rig it sounds really good. I have never heard any higher end Stax though. (Maybe I shouldn't.)
Edited by darinf - 9/18/12 at 1:43am