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post #1 of 4 Old 01-28-2013, 02:38 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi,

I am currently running a 3.1 with bookshelf speakers in the family room. I am contemplating upgrading to floorstanders. I have read in a few reviews etc that a lot of the time the room has a lot to do with the SQ experience. The room is open plan (The lounge area is about 3M x 5M ) with shared dining and kitchen on one side, a tiled floor and glass French doors on the other side. Opposite the TV and speakers there is a 6 foot aquarium. So there is a lot of hard surfaces everywhere. I am contemplating the Bowers Wilkins CM8 or CM9s or something similar but am worried that it would not be worth it in this type of environment.

I would be interested in hearing about other people who have looked at similar setups or have similar environments. All advice or comment s welcome.

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Well, first off, placing a thick/dense area rug between the LCRs and the seating is the first thing I would do. And I find in my all concrete room, that egressive toe-in of the L/R mains helps to control first early side reflections. Although I do have 9 ft to the side walls, more space than most rooms have.
Adding heavy lined pleated drapes to pull across the glass doors will also help.
And maybe there is some kinda thick/stuffed fabric you can hang over the aquarium, like pulling down a widow shade if there is a wall above.
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I would be interested in hearing about other people who have looked at similar setups or have similar environments. All advice or comment s welcome.
No speaker can fix a bad room. This can:
http://www.realtraps.com/articles.htm
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I guess my question is would it be worth getting high end speakers if you have a crappy room/environment and can't really change it.
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