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Live vs. Recorded Demo by VMPS at CES


Pete B

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Working on some VMPS speakers here and came across this discussion:

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=53843.0

Several here have mentioned LvR demos but I don't think this one was

included. I didn't hear it so I have no comment on how it was done.

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Working on some VMPS speakers here and came across this discussion:
It doesn't appear that they made the recordings anechoically; if not, it couldn't possibly have worked worth a whit.... :)

But this is on topic here because you guys are planning on staging one like it when you've done your next "mods, tweaks and upgrades to the Classics" project...right?

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It doesn't appear that they made the recordings anechoically; if not, it couldn't possibly have worked worth a whit.... :)

Now you're sounding like all the AR guys here, LOL!

It was in a very large room and the results would depend on

microphone distance. This is a very complicated subject, and

if you were not there it is really difficult to make any definitive

statements.

I have to tell you Zilch, blanket statements like this come across

as a bit like trolling for a debate.

David Smith on the topic:

http://www.classicspeakerpages.net/IP.Boar...amp;#entry84654

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Nah, we can forgo the debate, and just cut direct to the win for Zilch:

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue41/ces_gordon.htm

[it was a setup.... :) ]

You consider this to be definitive? The test was not

double blind so that could easily have been what he

thought going into the demo and simply used it as

_his_ excuse for why it sounded recorded in his

opinion.

As I said previously, this is a very complex subject.

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Consider the dearth of conflicting opinion.... :D

Score one for Zzzzzzzzz.

I went on VMPS web site. They'd have been crowing about it if the LvR demo had worked well. Didn't even get a mention. Must have bombed. Four ribbon midranges, one ribbon tweeter, five 6 1/2" AS woofers with response down -3db at 70 hz and prices start at $8900. Imagine what they'd charge for a real speaker :) Two photos show two different subwoofers...presumably that costs extra.

The mids and tweeters fire through a long thin vertical slit which is how it achieves wide lateral dispersion. Now that is what diffraction is about. Big and expensive, it reminds me a little of the TOTL Von Schweikert. VMPS also has a rear firing tweeter you can switch in or out. Looks like they couldn't make up their mind what they wanted.

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