Speech test recordings - where to obtain?
I've been asked by a prospective user "what would make a suitable speech test recording .... old radio shows?". It's a very good question. I've written about the critical importance of using clean, well recorded speech as a vital speaker evaluation tool.
Is anyone interested in me making available on the Harbeth website a selection of what I consider to be useful speech recordings that I have made myself with details of their known limitations? For example, one I have in mind is a little bit 'bathroomy' because I recorded in in a less than ideal acoustic, but I am aware of this and ignore this recording characteristic when comparing speakers.
Alan A. Shaw
Harbeth Audio UK