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Forum: Speakers   05-29-2015, 12:43 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
The hardest thing in an open-ended question like...

The hardest thing in an open-ended question like the one that started this thread is to maintain some continuity in the discussion. Focus is important! For instance, a number of posts initially went...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 09:52 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I wouldn't necessarily say that you should always...

I wouldn't necessarily say that you should always set your size to Small, but that setting probably works best for the great majority of situations. As you say, the Small setting let's you engage...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 07:38 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi, The FAQ has some good basic information...

Hi,

The FAQ has some good basic information on bass management, and on how to change crossovers. In your case, though, all of your speakers should default to "Large" since you don't have a sub....
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 206
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Posted By mthomas47
Count me in for believing that multiple speaker...

Count me in for believing that multiple speaker auditions is a good thing. I have done the same thing in selecting speakers. For one thing, I believe that our psycho-acoustic "hearing" varies from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-28-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Thank you! :) I don't know that I have ever heard...

Thank you! :) I don't know that I have ever heard of a specific distance limitation. I generally keep the microphone about 4"-6" away from the blanket, but I think you would probably have to...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 06:28 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Nice pics! It's hard to not want to offer advice,...

Nice pics! It's hard to not want to offer advice, or at least ask questions sometimes, so here goes. :p Did you do a sub crawl prior to putting the subs in the corners? Corner loading a sub will...
Forum: Speakers   05-26-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,709
Posted By mthomas47
Hi, Despite some tangential discussions, I...

Hi,

Despite some tangential discussions, I think you have gotten a lot of good advice. I understand your issues with your Klipsch speakers for long music sessions. Some people find them fatiguing,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-26-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I was sort of hoping that you wouldn't ask, as...

I was sort of hoping that you wouldn't ask, as the answer is a little complicated. :rolleyes: On the other hand, this question comes up from time to time, so it's probably worthwhile to try to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-26-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi, In general, your strategy looks good to...

Hi,

In general, your strategy looks good to me. I will, though, try to address a few specific aspects of it. First, a lot of people like to turn their subs up a few decibels after running...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2015, 05:00 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
I think Soulburner's right about bass response...

I think Soulburner's right about bass response not being affected as much by mic. height. Nevertheless, I would try to keep the mic. height at ear level for all but 2 or 3 positions. I suppose it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2015, 01:04 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
When you increase the center channel by 3db, is...

When you increase the center channel by 3db, is that when you get to +6? If so, I don't see any harm in that. I was concerned that you needed to continue to increase even beyond +6, and I would start...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Before you try cranking up the center volume any...

Before you try cranking up the center volume any more, you might want to trouble shoot your set-up and calibration a little more. Could you post a picture showing the location of your center?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi, I think a little more information might...

Hi,

I think a little more information might be helpful. Forgetting Audyssey for just a moment, have you got your speakers set-up optimally with respect to your listening position? You said if you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 05:48 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Keith, I assumed you would consider whether...

Keith,

I assumed you would consider whether the FAQ needed modification in light of the recent discussion, and I am perfectly satisfied with your decision. One of the things I like about the FAQ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-23-2015, 09:14 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I agree it is a little ironic that Chris'...

I agree it is a little ironic that Chris' comments with respect to XT-32 never got incorporated into the FAQ. They could probably be treated similarly to the alternative approach to setting the LPF...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Keith, You forgot your standard disclaimer...

Keith,

You forgot your standard disclaimer that you only use your system for movies, that you like to listen at near reference volumes, and that you have two Submersives. :p

Regards,
Mike
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 10:25 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I agree with you that it depends on the...

I agree with you that it depends on the situation. I have read that conversation with Chris before, but it has been awhile, so I went back to read it all again. While Chris acknowledges the potential...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:52 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
JD, Are you sure about that? This same...

JD,

Are you sure about that? This same question was asked on another thread. If you increase the individual level of each speaker by 3db, I believe that the sum of the increase is greater than...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:14 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Feri, I can't see your graph quite as...

Feri,

I can't see your graph quite as clearly as I would like, but it appears to me that the filters are actually stopping a little above the crossover point of 80 which you selected. As I thought...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
No, we're not saying that the conventional wisdom...

No, we're not saying that the conventional wisdom is wrong. We were just expressing it a little differently. Audyssey will set filters down to your speakers F3 point (the point at which the speaker's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 04:37 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
I don't think what I said was quite right even...

I don't think what I said was quite right even though you were polite enough to agree with me. It appears that our original supposition was correct. Audyssey sets the filters based on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 03:02 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Feri, If I am interpreting your graph...

Feri,

If I am interpreting your graph correctly, the filters remain even if there is nothing for them to filter. Is that your interpretation, that the crossover selected really doesn't influence...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
If I understand your question correctly, the...

If I understand your question correctly, the choice is between increasing the level of every speaker individually, versus increasing the MV by the same amount. I think that increasing each speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 12:19 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
I wouldn't say that there is a consensus on this...

I wouldn't say that there is a consensus on this issue. A lot depends on your particular system and preferences. Feri gave you one point of view: continue to raise crossovers to 80, or higher, in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 04:56 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Alan, I have always wished I knew the answer...

Alan,

I have always wished I knew the answer to this question too. Feri's example of the AVR rounding 56 up to 60 is perfectly plausible to me. I have always guessed that the AVR might round-up...
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