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post #1 of 5 Old 11-24-2007, 01:22 AM - Thread Starter
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hey everyone,
i am planing to do a speaker build for my room. my receiver will be a marantz sr7000 (not going to use the video at all). i only plan on building 2 mains, a center and a sub later on. the speakers will be used mostly for music with some moves mixed in, maybe 80% music.

the room that i will be putting them in a pretty small room, i don't have the exact dimensions right now but it is basically a small bedroom. the whole system will be run through my computer so i will only about 6 feet away from the main and center speakers. i was wondering if there is any speakers out there that i could model mine after that would work sitting that close to. i was planing on using a bookshelf but don't have my heart set on anything.

do you guys even think that it is possible to get a speaker to work in such close quarters, and if so can you point me in the right direction?
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Speakers with usual, full BSC (baffle step compensation) will not work in your situation (i.e., small room and close listening position). Check out my RS180 2-way with a reduced BSC option.

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so is that what i need a reduced bsc that will make the speakers sound right?
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The closer you are to speakers, the more of bass and lower midrange you hear from them. Think of an extreme case: headphones. When you listen to them on your ears, you hear bass, but if you listen far from them, you'll only hear treble. Also, in a small room the bass and lower midrange level is increased by boundary gain, and this is more so if you place speakers close to walls and on a rack or something. This is why you need a less amount of baffle step compensation. You can achieve this by changing a few components in my crossover schematic. The necessary changes are shown in the figure under "Reduced baffle step compensation option." Let me know if you have any questions.

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