Originally Posted by mcw
I am finally getting around to updating my home theater setup now that my kids are a bit older. I plan on picking up a Pioneer SC-61 or Denon 3313CI receiver over the next few weeks to replace my old Pioneer Elite 45tx. I currently have a Revel B12 Subwoofer and some old Infinity Reference series speakers. I plan on replacing the Infiniti speakers but might keep the Revel Sub. I have built-in ceiling speakers that came with the house and am not looking to change them up so will just need to deal with those limitations. Those ceiling speakers face down just to each side of where the loveseat is.
Unfortunately my setup options are very limited. I have attached a picture of the setup (old picture with prior owners equipment but my speakers are similarly placed.) My first thought it to put a center channel speaker on a keyboard stand just behind the television and angle it slightly down. Another option would be to raise the TV on a higher stand and put the center channel below it.
My biggest question is what to do for the main speakers. Since these cannot be on the floor would I be better off going with bookshelf speakers rather than floor standing? This will be 70% HT and about 30% music, but little time for critical listening of music. The room pictured opens to the kitchen. Ceiling are approximately 12 feet. Budget is approximately $1200 for speakers (not including center).
I could potentially convince my wife to allow me to move the sub into the right corner of the room but it would be difficult. The current sub is 14" H x 13" W x 16" D and that leaves little space. I could go very slightly bigger in the enclosure but not much. I used to have a big HSU box sub and I will not be able to get away with that sitting in the corner of the room.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
that is when you need to use the microhpone to grab an impulse response file all the way down the wall, making certain the microphone tip is always touching the same space of air as the previous spot where you recorded an impulse response file.
then you just load 'em all up with the proper distance alignment.
you could do one line down the wall.. or you could the entire wall solid to get the entire wall removed.
is there a faster way to do it?
yes, infinite impulse response will charge up the room.. then you levy up the other side to zap it out and you keep the room there.
and then you have a sweep for the pressure level for all of the pressures.. that lets you put 18 inch woofers in the wall and let you lift up a nerf ball and hold it in the air.
you jst gotta hold the pressure down like a clamp no matter what music is playing.. that is the trick.
so if you walk into a room and it feels like a sudden change of pressure and the air is all fancy .. yep, you are gonna get the pressure put into you.
and to help the other speaker, you need to find the ring of the room with the frequency sweep and twist the phase of the speaker at the loudest point to get the speaker to fill in the room.. that way you will get audio all the way to the door and beyond.
thanks to the impulse response files.. that other wall can virtually disappear.
projection screen and replace the flower with a speaker is easier.
if you wanted it bad enough, you would replace those windows with some new ones that have something inside the glass pane to block out the sun whenever you wanted.
that way the surface is nice and hard for the soundwaves to get calibrated.
the fireplace isnt going anywhere.. and the screen goes up and down, fits better with the couch, acoustics play better with those three walls, and you would be able to lay back and see without trying too hard (or if you did try hard, you would see more).
yes.. make sure the edges of the microphone tips are touching or overlapping .
(and find some computers that will run a line of 'em.. and input the latency into the video to audio synchronization adjustment)
you dont need a bot net, but probably more than one computer.
shouldnt need it on more than one computer if you could dedicate parts of the cpu core to even an analog signal cut up into modulated pieces that help cut the latency down because the instances are divided.