I penned a full response revealing all but it seems while I was away there was a consensus not to reveal the full detail for a bit.
After the shoot-out proper, as we were about to do some informal listening, Anthony noticed there was something wrong with the earthing of the power feeding the Killer and maybe the Phasure. Then we wanted to try the Killer on an isolation platform and it actually didn't work.- we got nothing but a buzz and heaps of treble. No one had ever heard anything like that before and I had to leave early to go back to Craig's, the maker of the Killer, place, to sort it out. It worked perfectly there. The nearest that can be figured is the Killer wasn't earthed properly - the buzz was 50hz breakthrough that swamped the bass.
When it was sorted out I rang back but it was about 8.15 at night and evidently it had finished about 8.00pm.
It seems from the posts above there may have been a consensus because of this, and I wasn't there to know, to not reveal all right now.
So I will contact my fellow participants to see what the go is before I post.
It seems I however can reveal the following:
There were three tracks played on each DAC:
1. Yello - Boston Reflected
2. Leonard Cohen - Secret Life
3. LA Philharmonic - The Planets
There were 11 people that were done in 3 sessions with a max of 4 people per session. The score was 1 to 4 - 1 being the best - 4 the worst.
They were summed so that the lowest score was the best DAC, the highest score the worst.
The ordering was:
1. DAC 3 - 22
2. DAC 2 - 27
3. DAC 4 - 28
4. DAC 1 - 33
Note all were quite close - but just one point between 2 and 3.
I corrected an error I made when I said the Phasure was moved then developed a buzz. It was the Killer. Because of that Anthony thought there may have been an issue before. There was none anyone could detect.
Edited by bhobba, 16 March 2014 - 10:38 AM.