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Hello guys from AVS.
My name is Alberto Reis Filho, and I'm from Brazil.

I'm planning my new HT and i need some help about my living room!
The living room is like this:



The living area is attached to the kitchen through a half-wall. They have combined (+/-) 47,48 M² (511ft² If the internet calculator got right smile.gif)

The floor is all granite and the room has 2 windows with curtains.



The doubts are:

I have an Onkyo HT-S7500 (borrowed) now set as my HT. But i'm not feeling the "weight" of the sound, it seems that it sounds with no "body". And i don't know if this is occurring because of the HT or because the room's lack of Acoustic. I could place some rugs on the floor, if it's needed.

So, i'm planning to set up the following system:

Towers: KEF Q700
Central: KEF Q200C
Surround: KEF CI200.3QS (in ceiling)
Subwoofer: KEF Q400B
Receiver: Denon AVR-2313CI

Would it fill the room with more sound weight, quality, and compensate the difference between the KEFs and the in-a-box Onkyo?!

Thank's a lot!
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Welcome. Adding a thick rug can definitely help tame reflections, and curtains on the windows if you dont already. Having the carpet cover the area between the sofa and the HT is most important. The next thing would be having a stronger bass presence. Your speakers are a good choice, but I would see about a stronger sub. I'm not sure what brands you have access to in Brazil, as most of what we recommend are internet direct brands?
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Jay1, the windows already have curtains on! I have access of a lot of sub brands... Any suggestions?!?

About the rug, i"ll definitely look for a thick one!
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Welcome. Adding a thick rug can definitely help tame reflections, and curtains on the windows if you dont already. Having the carpet cover the area between the sofa and the HT is most important. The next thing would be having a stronger bass presence. Your speakers are a good choice, but I would see about a stronger sub. I'm not sure what brands you have access to in Brazil, as most of what we recommend are internet direct brands?

Agreed. I think the Kef speakers will certainly help, but I'd look at SVS, Outlaw, HSU or Rythmik for subwoofer choices. Since you're in Brazil maybe see if there is an authorized Velodyne dealership locally. Room treatments will help too, but will vary in each circumstance. The rug suggestions is a great one, as that granite won't be helping the situation. You don't need to cover the entire floor, so find something of acceptable size and thickness and place it directly in between your listening position and the speakers.

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I'll cover pratically all the area between the HT and the sofa with a rug! I already put a blanket, to test if the acoustics improves! But i don't know if it helped...

Tonight i'll cover more floor area, just to test there are any improvement!

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I'll cover pratically all the area between the HT and the sofa with a rug! I already put a blanket, to test if the acoustics improves! But i don't know if it helped...
Tonight i'll cover more floor area, just to test there are any improvement!
Thank's!

A blanket won't have the absorption properties of a nice thick carpet me thinks. I'd imagine you'll be getting one of those foam-like pads to place under the carpet as well, eh? If so it'll further help.

If you want to experiment with treatment use couch cushions/pillows. They'll give you a better idea of what a real room treatment or decent carpet will do.

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I just put two thick blankets on the area between the HT and the sofa, and the difference was gigantic! The sound was greatly improved!

Thank's a lot guys!
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Jay1, the windows already have curtains on! I have access of a lot of sub brands... Any suggestions?!?
About the rug, i"ll definitely look for a thick one!

There are too many brands out there... You're going to have to come up with a list of what's available to you in your price range.
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Well, I was looking forward not to exceed the US$450,00 budget limit on the SW! The brands I have "easy" access are: SunFire, KEF, JBL, Definitive Tech, Infinity, DCM, MTX, Yamaha, Acoustic Research and some others!

The price i had for the KEF Q400B is US$420,00! Is it a good value for the money!??!


Thank`s!
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