A always considered that there are two altimate clowns in audio-press: Srajan Ebaen from 6.moons and Steven Rochlin from enjoy the Music. If I perceive Steven Rochlin as some kind of freakish “Da Ali G” of audio then Srajan stir within me with the association like…. well you decide:
Anyhow, I was pointed out that two events took place recently. First, the RAAL discarded own idea of horn-loaded MF ribbon and introduced a 3-way Omni-Directional direct-radiating speaker. And the Second: Srajan Ebaen was mooning RAAL recently in 6Moon’s “Industry Features”
http://www.6moons.com/industryfeatures/roadtourserbia/raal.html (and 5 pages up)
Like anything else that Srajan cheerleaders at his site it has that sub-texture of superficiality and shallowness. Whatever product of company Srajan exposes himself to Srajan acts like some kind of heavy intoxicate dude who have no critical or even rational perception. Show to Srajan a middle finger and he will photograph it from 65436 angels and jump around it like a sociopath-grasshopper, apathetically singing odes to the finger’s forcefulness and strength.
So, after reading today about the RAAL’s new Omni-Directional speaker at the Srajan’s articles I was asking myself: “What was it about?”
Was the article as an information about RAAL’s manufacturing processes? The question then would be: who the hell care? Since then the objectives of audio publications become the inner-technologies of products production? Why the stupid audio writers lead astray the one-dimensional audio readers by forcing them to read/learn the foresails about nuts and bolts of audio products? Why when we are served chicken in restaurant no one explain to us how the chicken was grew up, who was the chicken’s grandparents and how the cook marinades the damn dead chicken? Does the tasted of the chicken justifies all our interests about the chicken’s life? Why loudspeakers are different? What this Srajan does damping 5 pages about the RAAL’s manufacturing processes and with no ability to express any sane idea about Sound of the RAAL loudspeaker/s? Does Srajan targets the audio listeners - the actual beneficiaries of the Audio Results of Srajan aims to the boring products investors?
Then, perhaps it was the article as information about the RAAL’s Alex? If it was then I did not get it. I did not recognize behind the Srajan’s article Alex’s thinking or his objectives. There were snippets of what Alex did or what Alex said but it was not indicative of what Alex is TRYING TO DO or how he is trying to accomplish whatever he is trying to accomplish. Alex was not exposed as the person who has any ideas or thought but rather he was painted as a person who just moves his hands in front of Srajan’s camera and photogenicly arranges the his drivers in accordance with the Srajan’s envision of basics so photographic composition. What Srajan did in my view with his “interviewing” of Alex was no different then somebody meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the only thing that s/he “learn” from Marquez was how Gabo positions his fingers while he uses his typewriter…. BTW, if I see one more audio manufacturer from Srajan-like “journalists” who has his/her drivers, capacitors, transformers, screwdrivers or bolts on a table arranged in the chessboard order then I would probably throw up…
So, what was the article about if it did not expose Alex’s intentions, said nothing about what Alex is trying to do and did not evaluate if RAAL actually was able to accomplish “something” with the new speaker? I have no answer. If the RALL’s intention was to build a speaker with intend just to let Srajan to do his metal Photoshop around them than the midsession is accomplished. If RAAL has nobler Sonic objectives then RAAL need to found someone else who would be able to understand truly Sonic demands, who would be able to discriminate sonic objectives, someone, who have mind and ears instead of the whoreish glitz in phonographic flash and the photo-editing “wisdom”.
For a time being the RAAL’s new Omni-Directional speakers will be in Denver in a few weeks. I wish to RALL to have more discriminating and appreciative listeners and critics in Denver then they had from the “International Man of Mysterious Easy Audio Riding”.Rgs, Romy the caT
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche