I’m on my way home from the Munich High End audio show where we were running continuous demos of the Beolab 90’s (an 8’45” mix of tracks on repeat from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 4 days… It will be a while before I get the Chris Jones, Lyle Lovett and the Foo Fighters out of my head…)
We used an intentionally bare room – one Oppo Blu-ray player playing the .wav file off a USB stick, connected via S/P-DIF to the Beolab 90’s. Nothing else was in the room except three chairs, a lamp, and the people. The floor was carpeted, the ceiling was absorptive, and the walls were EXTREMELY reflective. (This helped people to hear the difference between Narrow and Wide mode – an intentional decision on my part… The room looks like a cell for someone in a straight jacket, but the listeners didn’t mind… In fact, many came back for a second listening session after hearing some of the other loudspeakers at the show…)
We spent a while the day before the show doing the Active Room Compensation measurements, and that was it – we were good to go!
The outside of the booth was simple – but the tree of Scan Speak drivers certainly attracted attention – audiophiles like drivers, apparently. :-)
Although it was nice to get out of the listening room in Struer for a while and meet some normal people – after four days on a 8’45” loop, it’s time to head home and listen to nothing for a day or two. :-)