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  1. Side surround speakers can be from 90 to 110°... so a little behind you.
  2. Hi again. As some of us were talking about moving a lot and having to re set up our systems in new rooms quite often and I posted a reference to my 2nd last place above. I thought I would give a bit of an update on my new place. This was a FR measurement of my last place when I was very pleased with how the room sounded. And now with the new place I am getting things sounding very good again even though the room was a real challenge! And interestingly look how similar the measured frequency response is to the last place... http://www.flickr.com/photos/55066546@N08/10969321584/sizes/h/ Everything sounds so much smoother and fuller and warmer and it doesn't matter what music I play as almost any type of music sounds amazingly impressive. One happy camper! ..
  3. Yes you have some pretty impressive main speakers! I looked them up and saw they are rated down to 20hz. A lot of smaller speakers and most 2-ways can greatly benefit from having 60 or 80hz diverted to subs and high pass filtered. All the 2-ways I own get much better midrange clarity from doing this. I then measure the room response to help make sure I am getting a seamless blend between the speakers and subs. I have got great results and have been very pleased with that method.
  4. bluedog;191430 wrote: I have used the Velodyne dd12 to correct the rooms bass issues this sub measures the room and corrects it. I would never have thought to do it having speakers that in them selves reach down as low as the sub Does it measure with the speakers at the same time or does it just do the sub by itself?
  5. LOL! http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/other/auction-659848975.htm
  6. Compact amps... http://totallywired.co.nz/nuforce_100.html Do you want integrated or pre and power, or just power?
  7. PSB Imagine B or Imagine Mini would be worth a listen.
  8. Owen Young;191223 wrote: One reason not to drool over whether a device has its chassis milled from a billet of 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum, or not. Or beautiful looking wood grain finish..?? Or what the name on the faceplate is..?? What's the distinction between audio quality and audio fashion statements..?? It seems from reading hi-fi media and hi-fi forums that the two qualities run hand in hand to each other. ( along with the price tag )
  9. Declannz;191163 wrote: The light shone up the baffles and he proceeded to put different crystals on the lights and trying to convince me that the "timing" "pace" "somethingorother" changed with each type of crystal. I could hear no difference and told him as such. He said he could, but I'm pretty sure he hasn't got better ears than me. Indeed a subconscious bias is a pretty powerful thing and really does affect what we think we are physically experiencing. Marketing people understand this full well and can go to university for years learning all of these tricks of the mine. This raises an interesting question of how far does this actually go in the role it plays in our hobby of hi-fi..?? ..
  10. Declannz;191164 wrote: Has anyone ever seen a review where the reviewer was absolutely saying "This thing is bad" or even, "It's okay, but thoroughly ordinary and mediocre"? It makes it hard to decide on something when reviews are all 4-star or more. I was in the market for a DAC a while ago. Ended up going around in circles for mouths reading reviews. It was like that the particular DAC the reviewer had in his hand at that moment was the best thing ever! ... Then next month when he had a new unit... then that one was so much better and he would wax lyrical about it... but then it would sound so much better again when he added a different power supply or USB cable or something. It started to dawn on me that the hi-fi market relies a lot on creating association with a product. Priming us for those deep rooted subconscious biases. I reckon it's all part of a slick marketing machine and they're both co-dependent on each other. Manufacturers need the reviewers and reviewers need the manufacturers. The system is self perpetuating in the way it keeps a steady stream of customers lining up to buy whatever the hi-fi marketing machine dictates.
  11. You guys seem to take things far too seriously and turn everything political. ...???
  12. Graham Doggett;190965 wrote: Don't blame me, it's all me2's fault ! It's the kind of thing I only do late in the evening with the curtains pulled and the lights down low.
  13. zog;190845 wrote: Of course if instrumental or vocal timbres sounded real that would be great, but I will never be able to afford that. It isn't necessarily a $$$ thing. Were you place the speakers and your listening position in a given room has a large effect on tonal qualities... and costs nothing other than time and effort and some understanding. Similar to others have said... give me real sounding male and female vocals with even coverage down to 25hz and a large 3D soundstage and I'm a happy chappy. For me male vocals need to sound deep enough and female vocals need to be reasonably free of sibilance. If I can get those two things right then other things seem to fall into place.
  14. luckiestmanalive;190804 wrote: I don't have any measurement devices so my ears and experience are all I have to work with. As a result, it can take me months to get the positioning right and in my last place I was never satisfied with it Exactly. And if I am in a new place for only a year... I don't want it take to six months to get right. And when you had things pretty good at the last place, even just a few weeks with things not being right at the new place is depressing. He was the experience of moving into my second last place last year... http://www.audioenz.co.nz/forums/showthread.php/14301-Measuring-and-fixing-your-room-s-frequency-response-my-journey?highlight=
  15. bluedog;190800 wrote: I would be interested if anyone else has had a play like this :cool: Absolutely. I rent and have moved three times in the last six years. The same components in different rooms sound different. I have found the quickest and most reliable way to dial in a new room is frequency response measurements with a real time analyser and a mic. Getting 300hz and down smooth free of large peaks and dips is key. I don't want to be missing anything in that range and I don't want anything in that range to be too hot and overpowering. If I don't measure then I am just guessing at what is hot or missing.
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