June 30, 2009
I see an ad banner for Wilson's new Sasha W/P. I also
noticed that you review every speaker Wilson makes. Can I assume we'll see a review of
this speaker soon?
We have reviewed a number of Wilson speakers in the
past, but this new one isn't in for review. The closest we got to it so far was in Munich
at the High
End show in May. Even then, it was only on static display. . . . Doug Schneider
June 22, 2009
I enjoy your speaker measurements done at NRC, but I
noticed that you're not measuring as many speakers there nowadays. Is there a reason for
Since we measure all our speakers at one location in
Canada, logistics come into play. Sometimes it's just not possible to get the speakers to
NRC for measurement. Other times it's not practical, usually due to the size of the
speakers. This is the case with something like the Wilson Audio Specialties MAXX Series 3
speaker, which is simply too big to fit into the anechoic chamber. But when it's feasible
and practical, we do it. You'll see a review of Magico's V2 here on SoundStage! on
July 1, as well as a review of Dynaudio's Excite X12 over on GoodSound! on the same day. We
measured both speakers at NRC and, of course, those measurements will accompany the
reviews. . . . Doug Schneider
June 16, 2009
I've always enjoyed your speaker reviews. I also like to
look at the NRC measurements, which I feel to be an important part of your magazine. Are
you able to tell me what new speaker reviews are coming?
I don't have the entire list of speaker reviews for all
of our staff, but I can tell you a couple that are coming from me. A review of Dynaudio's
X12 minimonitor will appear on GoodSound!
on July 1. These speakers retail for $1200/pair. Currently, I'm working on a review of
Magico's V2 that I hope will appear here on SoundStage! on July 1. These speakers
retail for quite a bit more: $18,000/pair. Following that, I'll have Revel's Salon2
($26,000/pair) in my room. . . . Doug Schneider
June 7, 2009
Congratulations on the outstanding coverage of the
Munich show! The active Finite Elemente stand looks intriguing.
As usual, I'm in awe of the superb photos! I dropped my
Nikon D70 the other day and am on the hunt for a replacement. If you'd be so kind, let me
know what camera, lens and strobe you were using. Last time I saw you at CES I think you
were using Canon, but I don't recall the details.
All the best,
I shot everything at Munich's High End 2009 with a
Canon 40D body and a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens. I brought my Canon 550 EX flash
to Munich, but I never used it once. Instead, I shot everything with the available light.
At times, this meant a high ISO setting and a low shutter speed. If you can hold your hand
really steady and are willing to put up with some noise on the image, you can get really
good results this way. If I could change anything right now, it would be the camera body.
I would love to get Canon's new 5D MkII. . . . Doug Schneider
Aperion at NRC
June 5, 2009
I enjoyed the review of the Aperion
Audio 6Ts. But why weren't there any NRC measurements supplied? Can SoundStage!
submit the 6Ts for measurements? I consider it to be a very important part of the review
and a key reason I read SoundStage!
Thanks a lot!
We try to measure as many speakers as we can, but
sometimes it's not practical. For example, some speakers are too large and heavy to
measure in the chamber. Other times, the logistics are the problem. In the case of the 6T
speakers that John Crossett reviewed, we were provided a single set that remained in the
United States. There wasn't enough time to get them to Canada to get them measured for the
review. . . . Doug Schneider