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Smyth Research Realiser A16

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by jgazal, May 7, 2016.
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  1. Got the Shakes
    So I picked up my A16 on the way to my office from UPS. I haven’t had a chance to open it and check, but based on the shape of the box I think they sent me the headstand model instead of the 2U. Have a bit of stuff to do at work before I can open it to check though.
  2. Sanctuary
    Oh god. Going to be fun if they can't even be bothered to check what model someone actually wanted before shipping them off. I won't even be seeing mine for at least eight months, but I already have my setup based around the 2U. Screw that fugly stand, regardless of its utility. Maybe if it was black I could swallow such a mistake, but it's reflective as hell.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019
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  3. Got the Shakes
    Like I just don’t see how the 2U would fit in the shape of the box I have unless it’s shaped and sized differently than I thought.

    Weird though because in the shipping manifest I saw last week it had the serial number that definitely had 2U in it.
  4. CanMad
    @mrmac which model did you order? I ordered the 2u.
  5. Sanctuary
    The boxes look really similar, if not the same aside from where they open.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019
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  6. Got the Shakes
    Yup. I was wrong. I did get the 2U. Man it is quite a bit smaller than I would thought. Wide, but not deep.
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  7. SierraMadre
    Thanks so much for the swift and detailed response, Shadowrunner! :wink:
    Very helpful.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019
  8. Got the Shakes
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  9. KaiSc
    @Richter Di , @hadron70 and others
    Having a professional recording studio - see http://www.katapult.de - and deep knowledge in technical acoustics, I was asked several times what I can do for owners of the A16.
    After collecting information, even reading through the A8 user manual I can offer:

    Doing the A16 measurements / calibration of your personal HRTF/PRIR, and HPEQ.

    I have a recording room with close to anechoic conditions, well suited for this.
    Reading through the A8 manual it seems that the process is better done by a 2nd person, because you need constant visual control of mic and speaker position to achieve proper results.

    I do not have a Dolby Atmos room to a sample (which would be a separate process anyway), the measurements would be done one speaker position at a time, like described in the A8 manual.
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  10. Sanctuary
    Yeah, that's what I thought about the A8 as well, and when I saw the packing box on Ebay, I thought the box was much larger than it actually was. The thing is pretty small.
  11. JohnEW
    When you saw the box and thought it was the headstand, was there apprehension before opening it?

    Glad you received it, and it was the correct model. I have also ordered the 2U so it was nice of you to inform us what was included in the box.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019
  12. Got the Shakes
    There was some apprehension, but there wasn’t much I was going to be able to do it about it. I feel like trying to do an exchange internationally would have gotten messy so I was resigned to the fact that I might be stuck with a different form factor than I wanted.
  13. Richter Di
    Thank you!
    It would be 7.1 right?
    Do you have any idea regarding the pricing? 1 person, 2 people, 3 people, 4 people, 5 people?
  14. Richter Di
    Thank you!
    Any idea when you will be able to have a frist test run and some photos?
  15. Got the Shakes
    I would think I’ll be able to try it out after work and snap some photos as well. I’m in the eastern time zone in the US so I still have like 6 hours before I’ll get home. I’m not 100% sure when I’m going to be able to tackle capturing a room, although that could be tonight as well. Assuming that HDMI sweeps didn’t make it into the 1.02 firmware it’s going to be a more complicated process than I originally thought.

    Edit: Also there’s no manual currently so I’m not even sure I’d know how to capture a room if I wanted to.
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