(<- Test10-02) (Test03-01 ->)
So after going through the sound tests I have found 4 favorite recordings actually. They are test 3, station 1, test 8, station 3, test 10, station 2 and 11. I found that all of these tests had good localization to my ear with about equal spacing (distance-wise) between strikes. However, I found that the test3-01 rig had a much better sense of the depth of the space than the other three, followed next by test8-03 and then followed equally by test10-02 and test10-11. In fact to my ear the last two mentioned have very little depth to them and it is hard to tell what kind of space you are in. This first movie is the 2 o'clock position strike of these tests so that you can compare the distance they are felt to be at. However, despite their depth problems they also had good clear sounds, better so than the test3-01 rig and the test8-03 rig. Test3-01 tended to blend in more with the background noise, followed by test08-03 and then about equally with the remaining two. This second movie is the 12 o'clock position of each test, the one I figured would come through the clearest on each rig. Through this test you can also tell the different noise ratios of the rigs, although this could be a result of equalizing the levels. However it would seem that test03-01 has the lowest noise level, followed by test08-03 and then the remaining two about equally. However, because of all these factors I would say that test3-01 has the best sense of the architecture and is in general my favorite. To me localization and depth plays most importantly followed closely by quality. I've thrown up some pictures of the rigs for reference. Unfortunately the file of the complete tests compared to each other is about 20 mb so I don't have that up here.