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Happy Customer!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 19, 2022

I purchased all the PRIRs John has to offer in his shop. If /when he offers something new, I’ll be first in line.
* The Genelec PRIR is excellent, and D&D is even better

Jari - Finland

Very happy

Rated 5 out of 5
December 11, 2021

I had thought of selling my Realiser as it did not seem any better than my stereo headphone amplifier. After using the Genelec PRIR, there has been a big improvement and I have heard things I could not hear before. So I am a happy customer.

Gary Clark

Go for it!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 9, 2021

I can finally enjoy my A16! With my HD800S, the D&D capture gives an unparalleled listening experience, whether in a home theater or music configuration. It’s quite simple, I had never felt until now all the richness of my soundtracks. Congratulations John for this extraordinary work!

Steven from France

Bowers & Wilkins 24 Channel PRIR

Rated 5 out of 5
December 3, 2021

Overall, I am happy with my purchase. For me, this PRIR gives the most uncanny presentation, which I was looking for. Oh, and the bass… wow! It shines on my old HD800! Happiness 🙂

Nerijus Su, Lithuania

D & D: Review of an in person PRIR of a State of the Art System

Rated 5 out of 5
November 26, 2021

On Sunday, October 10, I visited the 3D Sound Shop Studio in Newark, New Jersey where John had secured a set of the universally acclaimed Dutch and Dutch 8 C’s. The following is a review of the PRIR’s that were made for me and some thoughts on the value of this enterprise for Smyth Research A16 owners.
I’ll cut right to the chase. The D& D PRIR sounds absolutely incredible. John made for me a 24 speaker PRIR which includes every ATMOS speaker included in the current A16 profile. It’s easily the best sounding system I have in house, even though I own LS50 Metas with SB2000 sub and OG LS 50’s as my surrounds. Yes, the D&D PRIR is better than actual high-end speakers. Likewise, it sounds better than the 23 channel at home PRIR I personally made of my LS 50 Metas.
The D&Ds are just superior speakers, as close to State of the Art as anything I’ve heard in my 45 years as an audiophile, and John’s professionalism in making these measurements is better than anyone can duplicate at home. The difference is clearly audible– it has a noticeably lower noise floor than my 23 channel homemade PRIR. And thanks to the cardioid bass on the D&D’s the lows are much more articulate and better defined than my Meta+SB2000 setup (which is no slouch, btw). The dimensionality of the D&D’s also shine through on the PRIR. Lives up to the 3D moniker.
A brilliant capture of a world-class speaker, and in 24 channels no less.
Now for some further thoughts on the import of this service:
For the longest time everyone has wondered when the Smyth’s would open up the Realiser Exchange, and, obviously, it has not materialized to date. But guess what? John with the 3 D Sound Shop offerings has stepped into the gap. Having been in the studio with him, and seeing how professional and methodical he was in capturing the D&D system convinces me that what he’s putting out is the next best thing to an in-person PRIR, and will certainly create a high-quality product. Moreover, his menu includes some of the most coveted speakers in the world. I don’t know what the Realiser Exchange if it went live tomorrow could do that’s superior to his operation. This is the Realiser Exchange only better.
Not to be missed.

Phoenix Dogfan