Originally Posted by new04quest
I might be missing something. Can you point me to a useful suggestion? Most of everything that suggested to me here are either things that I tried in my previous HT or this current HT. I'm really fighting with my odd room size. It is in oversized room with wall on the right (mostly windows), wall in front (fireplace on the right) and the rear/left are open to the kitchen and entry way. The only place I can place the speakers are the ceiling, front wall and right wall. The bass trap panels I'm trying to get can be view here: BT-6000 MEGA BASS TRAP 48"x24"x6"
Is there bass trap panels with similar price you want to suggest?
no, there's nothing wrong with that trap... it's the way you plan on using that trap that turns it into a room divider... it will provide zero assistance with bass control the way you plan on using it, but you've been told that multiple times by people who are MUCH brighter than i and who are MUCH better versed in acoustics than i...
Originally Posted by CT_Wiebe
Good luck on trying to get good sound out of your poor audio environment. I feel sorry for you, if your "other-half" thinks that any Bose multi-channel speaker system sounds great. She must have a "tin" ear (or actually believes the advertising hype).
to be completely honest, in that room
, the bose system would likely sound as good as what he has now... it's entirely possible that it would actually sound better, given the response curve of the average bose system...
Originally Posted by Clmrt
I'm astounded that your goal is plump sounding, low-level playack, and you seem to want more power. You require milliwatts, yet ask for someone to bless your descision to spend precious funds on cheap, bottom-of-the line amplifiers.
You love the Klipsch sub. Two subs can certainly smooth out and accentuate the bass, especially in the 30-60hz range, assuming you can get the phase correct. In fact, if you can relegate the HSU to infrasonics, you might get exactly what you are looking for - deep rumble, punchy midbass and clean mains reproduction, all by simply giving Klipsch the benefit of the doubt and spending ~$120 on their OEM amplifier.
yes, one would think that would be rather obvious by now, wouldn't one?
but i suppose if he keeps asking the same question over and over, some fool will happen along in this thread and agree with him, and he will have the validation he is seeking...
Originally Posted by Easyaspie
Oh you're definitely missing something.
These guys have told you that the newer AVRs that they have suggested have features that your's does not, that will improve your sound.
The AVR you have is plenty powerful so an outboard amplifer will not gain you anything with your speakers. They are so efficient that your AVR is actually overkill already. You do not need power you need EQ and your subwoofer fixed.
he could drive those speakers very well with a 10 watt tube amp... which, given the speakers in question, might actually produce some pleasing results, assuming the multitudes of other problems he has are corrected first...
the first thing he needs to realize is that he is never going to get "good" sound given the constraints he has to work with... the tile floor alone is enough to eliminate any possibility of that happening, and that's only one of many things that would have to be "corrected" in order to get "good" sound...
the second thing he needs to realize is that if he listens to the advice that has been given to him (both in this thread and in his "bass trap" thread), he will get as much as he can get out of the constraints he has to work with, and he will get "acceptable" sound...
those two realizations would go a long way to solving his "problems"...