Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

ACI Maestro...


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
483 replies to this topic

#1 of 484 OFFLINE   Craig Chase

Craig Chase

    Screenwriter



  • 1,453 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2002

Posted August 21 2004 - 03:18 AM

This week Mike Dzurko and I agreed it was time that his Maestro subwoofer got a review. It sells for $2050 to $2350 depending on finish, and is, according to Mike, an extremely high powered sealed subwoofer...

It is due sometime in September, so hopefully we can get it in time for outdoor groundplane measurements...
Craig Chase

#2 of 484 OFFLINE   Gabriel_Lam

Gabriel_Lam

    Screenwriter



  • 1,402 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 07 2002

Posted August 22 2004 - 04:55 PM

Awesome, I'm looking forward to reading your review on it. Thanks for your work!
Home Theater Forum Sponsor

#3 of 484 OFFLINE   Craig Chase

Craig Chase

    Screenwriter



  • 1,453 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2002

Posted August 22 2004 - 11:21 PM

Gabriel, I am also looking foward to this... The Maestro already has my wife's approval ... she loves the look. And ACI's website states it has "nearly the output of four Titans" ... It could be a real contender.
Craig Chase

#4 of 484 OFFLINE   BrianAe

BrianAe

    Second Unit



  • 441 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 02 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 03:13 AM

This would be way cool. I'm a big ACI fan. I've heard the Sapphires and they are amazing speakers. Somebody on AVS forum posted that they did a little mini-shootout between a few speakers including the Sapphires and the onix ref 1s and that they couldn't tell the difference. I've been wondering since if that is a good assesment.

In any case, I'm really looking forward to this.

#5 of 484 OFFLINE   Edward J M

Edward J M

    Screenwriter



  • 2,031 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 22 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 08:40 AM

Quote:
It is due sometime in September, so hopefully we can get it in time for outdoor groundplane measurements...


Oh hell, Craig - just tell us how it sounds. Ground plane is just no fun, plus I recently learned that measurements and test data have no correlation with sound quality. Our lives suddenly got so much simpler. (contented sigh)

Will you be comparing the Maestro to (say) the PB2-Ultra? Or will this be a stand alone review?
Ed Mullen
Director - Technology and Customer Relations

SVS

www.svsound.com

"What we do in life, echoes in eternity."


#6 of 484 OFFLINE   Craig Chase

Craig Chase

    Screenwriter



  • 1,453 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 08:49 AM

Edward... The Maestro is not intended to hit 128 dB at 20 Hz (indoors) ... but looks like a beautiful package... and may be a great choice for a lot of people.

Great Sarcasm, by the way... I was chuckling.
Craig Chase

#7 of 484 OFFLINE   Edward J M

Edward J M

    Screenwriter



  • 2,031 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 22 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 08:57 AM

Quote:
I was chuckling


Good; that was my intention. Posted Image

You've got my number - drop a dime any time you want to chat, and I look forward to your Maestro review. Posted Image

Regards,

Ed
Ed Mullen
Director - Technology and Customer Relations

SVS

www.svsound.com

"What we do in life, echoes in eternity."


#8 of 484 OFFLINE   dave alan

dave alan

    Second Unit



  • 256 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 30 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 12:04 PM

Oh hell, Craig, just put a camcorder in front of your test equipment and go on vacation while it records the data...

I just found out that how it actually sounds doesn't matter.

In fact, if it can't hit 121 dB 'cleanly' at 20 Hz, we can all just cross it off the list, so do that test first...it may save you some time.

And, while we're on the subject, you haven't sat your wife down and explained why it doesn't matter what the sub looks like??!!

Posted Image

Dave

#9 of 484 OFFLINE   Craig Chase

Craig Chase

    Screenwriter



  • 1,453 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 12:08 PM

Hey... THAT was good sarcasm, too ! Well... except explaining the "looks don't matter" part to my bride... THAT won't keep me in her good graces...Posted Image
Craig Chase

#10 of 484 OFFLINE   Edward J M

Edward J M

    Screenwriter



  • 2,031 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 22 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 12:20 PM

Quote:
I just found out that how it actually sounds doesn't matter.

Good one, Dave.

Posted Image
Ed Mullen
Director - Technology and Customer Relations

SVS

www.svsound.com

"What we do in life, echoes in eternity."


#11 of 484 OFFLINE   Craig Chase

Craig Chase

    Screenwriter



  • 1,453 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 12:25 PM

Dave, Edward... You guys need to take this show on the Road... Like a Lewis and Martin of Bass...Posted Image
Craig Chase

#12 of 484 OFFLINE   dave alan

dave alan

    Second Unit



  • 256 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 30 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 01:02 PM

Craig,

I've learned many things from Edward over the past 2 or so years.

He's a great guy. I know I've sent him scurrying to the library a couple of times, and he always comes back with the good stuff.

He has done the same to me quite a few times and I find that the good stuff always comes when the blood is pumping a bit faster than normal.

I can say the same about you, and I totally dig your shootouts, comparisons, listening session reports, etc.

I definitely am looking forward to the Maestro scoop.

Dave

#13 of 484 OFFLINE   Craig Chase

Craig Chase

    Screenwriter



  • 1,453 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 01:10 PM

Dave... You two are definitely the "good" guys... and use reasoned thinking. A pleasant change from SOME forums...Posted Image

I am pretty jazzed about the Maestro... It will be my last review... at least for the foreseeable future.

And I am actually thinking about making it 100 % Listening...
Craig Chase

#14 of 484 OFFLINE   steve nn

steve nn

    Screenwriter



  • 2,420 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 12 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 01:32 PM

THAT won't keep me in her good graces...
__________________________________________________ ____

Just what does keep you in her good graces Craig? I can imagine a few replies that would fit right in with your personality. Posted Image Looking forward to this one.

>>>Oh hell, Craig - just tell us how it sounds. Ground plane is just no fun, plus I recently learned that measurements and test data have no correlation with sound quality. Our lives suddenly got so much simpler. (contented sigh)<<<

What we really want you to share with us in your reviews Ed, is not the numbers but how do you feeeeeeel about what your hearing. Posted Image

#15 of 484 OFFLINE   Craig Chase

Craig Chase

    Screenwriter



  • 1,453 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 01:37 PM

Steve... Akways a question for the ages.. how to keep in her good graces... ???

Saying "you are right" seems to work ... and "I'm sorry honey, I was wrong" is the real closer...

Today's query...

If a man says something in the forest, and there is no women there to hear him, is he STILL wrong ?
Craig Chase

#16 of 484 OFFLINE   steve nn

steve nn

    Screenwriter



  • 2,420 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 12 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 01:49 PM

If a man says something in the forest, and there is no women there to hear him, is he STILL wrong ?
__________________________________________________ ____

Craig> Why yes of course he is wrong! -Well- Unless the man is not the womans husband or partner, then he would be in the right or should I say (in the right until proven wrong)? I bet you figured I didn't know that did you. Been married twenty years you know?Posted Image

#17 of 484 OFFLINE   Craig Chase

Craig Chase

    Screenwriter



  • 1,453 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 01:53 PM

One thing for certain... if the man is wife's sister's husband "the doctor"... and the woman is your wife ... and He says something... YOU are still wrong...

Note... Don't try following this one sober...Posted Image
Craig Chase

#18 of 484 OFFLINE   Edward J M

Edward J M

    Screenwriter



  • 2,031 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 22 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 11:38 PM

Thanks for the props, Dave. You Da Man.

Quote:
What we really want you to share with us in your reviews Ed, is not the numbers but how do you feeeeeeel about what your hearing.


Stay tuned for the latest HTF subwoofer review by yours truly.......hailing all the way from sunny California - where they still turn grapes into raisins the old fashioned way - is none other than the Hsu Research STF-2!!

By popular demand from both ends of the spectrum, the report shall be replete with (wait for it....) test measurements and subjective impressions for movies and music. (polite applause follows)

Look for it at your favorite news stand next week!
Ed Mullen
Director - Technology and Customer Relations

SVS

www.svsound.com

"What we do in life, echoes in eternity."


#19 of 484 OFFLINE   Craig Chase

Craig Chase

    Screenwriter



  • 1,453 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2002

Posted August 23 2004 - 11:49 PM

Folks... THIS is what happens when engineers attempt comedy...Posted Image
Craig Chase

#20 of 484 OFFLINE   Jack Gilvey

Jack Gilvey

    Producer



  • 4,952 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 13 1999

Posted August 23 2004 - 11:49 PM

Quote:
Oh hell, Craig - just tell us how it sounds. Ground plane is just no fun, plus I recently learned that measurements and test data have no correlation with sound quality.

Posted Image That's precisely why the designers of subs never, ever use such data. FR and power response just don't matter. It's more romantic "in the dark", and no one can disagree with you, and everyone's opinion counts the same.
SVS Customer Service
http://www.svsound.com
sales@svsound.com
techsupport@svsound.com


Back to Speakers, Subwoofers & Headphones



Forum Nav Content I Follow