Where reality meets virtual

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Where reality meets virtual
In yesterday's tongue-in-cheek post, I poked a bit of fun at augmented reality. And you know what? It's good to have a laugh at some of the crazy stuff we're being introduced to. That said, many of you wrote me (with some excitement) to ask about this idea of virtually placing our speaker in your home to see how it fits, how it looks, how it meshes. So, let me just say that at some point in the not too distant future you're going to be able to do exactly that. But not just now. We're working out the details and it takes a good deal of programming and work to make this a reality. That said, I do want to share with you my first real-world experience with the power of this amazing new technology of AR. As we work on the new Octave Record's recording studio we're daily measuring and planning. So this morning, engineer Chet Roe and I were trying to visualize in the new control room where the speakers would go and how they will fit relative to the room—a not too easy task that takes a lot of imagination. Then Chet had an idea. "Wait! Let's try the new AR model of the speaker I have been working on. And we did. OMG. The model, which is accurate to tenths of an inch, can, with nothing more than your iPhone (or Android) be placed anywhere you want. It can even serve as a measurement tool to see the tweeter height and so forth. I was so blown away with the power of this new tool I just had to share this with you. Yes, I know I look like I am asleep, but at the time neither of us was thinking about posing for a picture. But, you know me. I just had to share. In my right hand (outside the photo's frame) is a tape measure which I used at Chet's direction to check tweeter height relative to the control board. I'm guessing sometime in December I will be able to share with you the actual ability for you to place our speakers in your home, walk around them, examine minute details, etc. In the meantime, if you're curious about the recording studio progress you can go here and watch the short video.
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