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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-08-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I'll avoid the personal stuff, and just point out...

I'll avoid the personal stuff, and just point out that Green Glue is proven to work extremely well. One of the great things about Green Glue and the company behind it is they've done extensive...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10,568
Views: 1,369,531
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb The term bass trap has been used as far back as...

The term bass trap has been used as far back as at least 1974, and probably even earlier, as you'll find in this back issue of dB magazine:
...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb This is easy. The single best thing you can do to...

This is easy. The single best thing you can do to improve sound quality is add some acoustic treatment. That will help more than adding a power amp or upgrading any of your other components. This...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,678
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Sure, though "can" is a key word. As you said,...

Sure, though "can" is a key word. As you said, "the original recording venue will wash the difference out" which is true. Usually when audiophile types suggest balanced wiring, they claim the low end...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-19-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,678
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Probably not. Balanced wiring is useful for long...

Probably not. Balanced wiring is useful for long runs, which is why professional studios and commercial venues use that method. But for the typical wire lengths connecting a CD player to a receiver...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-18-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb This is a tough one. Can you move closer to the...

This is a tough one. Can you move closer to the TV? Ten feet is pretty far anyway, unless you have a 100+ inch projector screen. That said, sound stage is more about avoiding early reflections from...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Yes to room treatments, especially bass traps....

Yes to room treatments, especially bass traps. The graph below shows a small room with and without (a lot of) bass traps, and the improvement is obvious:

http://www.realtraps.com/dlr_response.gif...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-16-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Yes, the tweeters should be at ear level for the...

Yes, the tweeters should be at ear level for the flattest / most accurate response. Follow this guide:

How To Set Up A Room (http://www.realtraps.com/art_room-setup.htm)

--Ethan
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-14-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb The only way to know for sure where your subs...

The only way to know for sure where your subs give the flattest response is to measure the LF response of your room at high resolution as you experiment. This will help:

Room Measuring Primer...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 39,660
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 8mile13 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529833/is-high-resolution-audio-irrelevant/480#post_24792353)

Seems to me that Ray's...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-06-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 39,660
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Utopianemo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529833/is-high-resolution-audio-irrelevant/480#post_24792301)

For the most part,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 39,660
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RayDunzl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529833/is-high-resolution-audio-irrelevant/450#post_24789416)

Sometimes I think the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by notaghost47 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533606/speaker-distance-from-rear-wall#post_24768564)

is there a real point to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-28-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Ethan Winer
Neither of those propose placements are ideal....

Neither of those propose placements are ideal. Can you move the TV to the right some so it's centered left-right in the room? If you post a photo of your space I'll be able to offer better advice....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 39,660
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by Frank...

Quote:Originally Posted by Frank Derks http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529833/is-high-resolution-audio-irrelevant/450#post_24764940)

Mixing in another...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-27-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 39,660
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by arnyk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529833/is-high-resolution-audio-irrelevant/420#post_24761593)

I found that in almost...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-26-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 948
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RayDunzl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533148/can-someone-please-interpret-this-for-me#post_24759064)

I'd rather read some...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-25-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 948
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by augustya http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533148/can-someone-please-interpret-this-for-me#post_24757166)

if I post the product...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-25-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 39,660
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by imagic http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529833/is-high-resolution-audio-irrelevant/420#post_24757325)

Maybe that was true in...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-20-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Ethan Winer
It's not appropriate for me to comment on...

It's not appropriate for me to comment on specific companies, but I can tell you that typical acoustic foam is not a great choice. Start with the article linked below for general advice about what...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-16-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Ethan Winer
I'll add that the same applies for the volume...

I'll add that the same applies for the volume scale vertically. Decibels are already logarithmic, so the horizontal lines are evenly spaced one above the other. But if you were plotting volts...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By Ethan Winer
You could have built a summing box in the hour...

You could have built a summing box in the hour you spent looking for one. http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

All you need is two 10K resistors and a suitable box with RCA jacks....
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-15-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Ethan Winer
Frequency response is plotted using a semi-log...

Frequency response is plotted using a semi-log graph, which uses the same width for each octave. The octave between 500 Hz and 1 KHz is "worth the same" as the octave from 5 KHz to 10 KHz. This also...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,059
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by krabapple http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529994/speakers-vs-room-acoustics-which-one-is-prime-why/30#post_24704882)

But...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-11-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,059
Posted By Ethan Winer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jim19611961 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529994/speakers-vs-room-acoustics-which-one-is-prime-why/30#post_24705353)

DIY,...
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