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    "Bookshelf" Speaker Evaluation

    Old people often need constant pushing :- "I told you I will do it. Just don't keep reminding me every couple of months". Actually any testing would have to be without a sub, as I think it would take too much time integrating each test set with a sub.
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    "Bookshelf" Speaker Evaluation

    I agree - "Monitor" speakers should be correctly listed as "Stand-mount" speakers. Most monitor speakers are designed for Near Field listening, and are usually powered. I was just after typical stand-mounted speakers for stereo and home theatre use. Apart from the early years:rolleyes:, I've...
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    Surround Speakers

    DO IT!! Set them up temporarily and see how they sound (not too sure about up on the ceiling). If you like it, you've had a great win. If you don't like them, sell them on Ebay for $75 each. You win either way.:cool:
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    Advice needed for iregular room treatment and speaker placement

    @DanDan I know this is OT, but is there any way to get a working copy of that Wall Bounce SBIR Calculator 2D? Following the link you posted, you can only download a Read-only copy. I've been to Barefoot Sound's website, but there is no mention of it. PS Oops, I missed the OP's note regarding...
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    Advice needed for iregular room treatment and speaker placement

    Hi Dan I definitely was not insinuating that the mains be located out at 45deg. (i.e. equally from both adjacent walls). There is information available on the internet suggesting using "golden ratio" and other ratios, regarding the distances from each wall. I'm just not a big believer in using...
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    Advice needed for iregular room treatment and speaker placement

    Yeap, setup No.1. Actually not having walls that are parallel is a good thing. I am guessing that you are only listening in stereo, and also do not have a separate sub. Also consider these guide lines :- 1. Consider bass traps in the corners (if your speakers have good reproduction below 80Hz)...
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    hi all new room need help treating room

    Regarding the three graphs that Perfectionist put up for you, the one I find easiest to read/understand is the 3rd one, called a waterfall graph. As you already know, you want the frequency response to be as even as possible. Although many people aim for a curve evenly rising toward the lower...
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    hi all new room need help treating room

    Haven't looked at all your mdat, just the ones above. I take it that you have a 2.0 system (i.e.stereo). Do you have any way of eq'ing the system? Assuming you don't have any eq'ing available, model your room in REW. This will show you the modes which will cause problems, especially with the...
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    Advice on speaker selection ?

    @Coy Ramsey Hi Coy. I'm 74. Don't have too much tinnitis, but definitely have lost the upper frequency reception. I am not going to recommend any speakers, but make a simple suggestion. After doing a recent equ'ing of my 7.1 system, I sat back for a listen. However, based on something I read...
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    "Bookshelf" Speaker Evaluation

    I loved reading the evaluation the guys did on floor standing speakers under $1200 back in 2017. I'm wondering if Sonnie and Wayne have thought about a similar evaluation of bookshelf speakers (say under $500)? There are some brilliant designers out there who are putting a lot of effort into...
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    Panel or Tube Absorbers?

    That's probably a fairly easy thing to test. Build and place rigid panels across the corners. Test the room. Add cheap fluffy insulation behind the panels and test again. However I don't see any value in placing absorption against a wall when trying to implement bass trapping. First...
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    Panel or Tube Absorbers?

    Thanks DD. I've always used panels for the various types of absorption I've needed. I was more curious as to the effectiveness of tube traps vs the more traditional flat panels. There are people who think tube traps are fantastic, but I don't know if they have experienced the effectiveness of...
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    Panel or Tube Absorbers?

    I built my home theatre around 15 years ago. After researching on the internet, I fitted out the home theatre using panel absorbers I built myself, including diagonal panels in the corners. I was always happy with the sound that I had created (and waterfalls looked good), although I have never...
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    Need help with multi-sub setup

    Where you have the subs placed currently, you will definitely get combing and cancellation zones (google sub power alley). Google "multsubs Todd Welti" for his PDF white paper on optimal number of subs and their placement. Also Matthew Poes has just posted a relative video on AV NIRVANA.
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    REW programme problem

    Hi Stuart, welcome to AV NIRVANA. Firstly, there is a dedicated forum for REW. Any posts relating to REW should be posted there. But before you post, search that forum for problems similar to yours. Also carefully read the instructions on installing and setting up REW. Secondly, to get some...
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