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Old 06-12-2018, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by metaphacts View Post
Jim, you make a good point as does Serge. But whatever the room, you play the hand you are dealt.

As for the WAMM, the set up is done for a chosen listening spot. We do not expand that based on the size of the room. The more precise we are in the alignment of that spot, the better it will be outside that spot.

That room in Hong Kong was huge. Further, some of its aspects limited the areas within which we had to work. Still Peter started the demo with Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Summer, I. Allegro non molto (BIS CD-275) to demonstrate the ability to be intimate as well as to scale to a very large size. It was breathtaking, especially with Master Subsonics engaged.

The WAMM has an uncanny ability to portray the image in front of you based on your seating position. When you are off center, it is as if you are sitting stage left or right in a hall. It most decidedly is not like moving in front of one speaker or the other as you would expect with a normal stereo system.

With all that said, we could have tried to scale smaller, but why? The WAMM is scary in its ability to show honest scale. Besides had we done that, I'm sure the young man who ordered one based on Enter Sandman would not have been as impressed with those self induced limitations.

Hope this helps.

Bill

I flew from Singapore to Hong Kong specially just for the WAMM demostration.
It is very difficult to get good performance from the far from ideal demo room condition. I was not impressed when I attended the first session (as the sitting position was no good).
The following day, I attended the second session (with the sitting position advised by WA) and it was much better and I enjoyed it.

Having said that, I left the place and I was fully convinced that I did not hear the full potential of WAMM as it is still not “as good as” my XLF speaker, which is 1/3 the price of WAMM

However, I was very honored that Peter played specially for me (before he started the formal demo to the group) Mahler Symphony No.5 recorded by him.
Thank you Peter for your kind gesture!
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