VERIFIED CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Bowers & Wilkins 24 Channel PRIR
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 🙂
D & D: Review of an in person PRIR of a State of the Art System
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.
Best decision for my A16
I purchased the Genelec 24 universal PRIR, which I highly recommend. It is the best PRIR I have heard by a large margin, and yes I was quite skeptical at first. I decided to trust John and certainly don’t regret it, a really awesome work. No reverb, very detailed sound. The speakers really come out of the headphones, their localization is very precise, very impressive work. I’m enjoying my A16 like never before.
Unfortunately not having the possibility of obtaining a personalized measurement, I turned to the purchase of a PRIR, universal, through this website, via speakers of the Genelec brand.
I am more than satisfied with the quality of it !
It sounds amazingly good.
A precise, powerful, very cinema sound, without any resonance.
It sublimates my A16.
I absolutely do not regret my purchase, and I invite every owner of an A16 to do the same.
You can have a first rendering of what you will get with your purchase, thanks to the various free demos offered through this website.
It is even possible to obtain a personalized demo, through your own HPEQ, in exchange for a small payment, deducted during a possible final purchase.
John is an extremely kind, knowledgeable person who put in a lot of hard work to produce these wonderful various PRIRs for us.
Thank you !
Great product and great service!
After corresponding with John a few times back and forth, I decided to go for it and purchased his Genelec 24 universal PRIR. I had used another of John’s PRIRs that he had mated to my very own HPEQ so I knew for sure the excellent quality that I was about to receive. All I can say is that the listening experience is astounding, as John has hit it out of the park! I also can’t recommend highly enough his first rate communication and customer service. Five stars all the way!