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Forum: Speakers   10-18-2014, 04:02 AM
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Posted By dftkell
It certainly wouldn't sound crappy. You might...

It certainly wouldn't sound crappy. You might hear a difference in tonality. My gut is, with movies it won't make a significant difference. With multichannel music, the difference might be more...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2014, 07:33 PM
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Posted By dftkell
7.1 will sound better if you have multiple...

7.1 will sound better if you have multiple seating locations. i.e. more than just one, single row.

It's not a case of one budget getting you the best bang for the buck. Determine how much you are...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By dftkell
For speakers and a receiver for $1,000, I would...

For speakers and a receiver for $1,000, I would get these speakers which would be five speakers and two subs. Three large bookshelf speakers across the front and smaller bookshelf speakers for the...
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By dftkell
Thanks Ray. Those are door stops from Target...

Thanks Ray. Those are door stops from Target tilting my center channel up. I went in looking for the regular wedge kind and was surprised to see these.

The tweeters from the left, right and center...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By dftkell
New KEF's

Hello everyone,

Here are some pics of my new custom KEF's. My previous setup used iQ10's for LRC. I was able to purchase three of the KEF Q100 uni-Q drivers myself and AJ from Soundfield Audio...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By dftkell
Speakers are custom designs using KEF q100 uni-Q...

Speakers are custom designs using KEF q100 uni-Q drivers that I was able to purchase crossed over to 8" woofers in PE cabinets. AJ from Soundfield Audio designed and built them. Subs are DIY 4cu/ft...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,102
Posted By dftkell
Hey Beast, It worked. I changed the distance...

Hey Beast,

It worked. I changed the distance of the sub (actually subs but it's listed as one) and it improved the FR making is a bit smoother. Thanks for the advice. I never would have thought to...
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By dftkell
what would you be mounting them with if you...

what would you be mounting them with if you didn't use the stands/wall mounts that came with them?
Forum: Speakers   07-13-2014, 06:02 PM
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Posted By dftkell
You can buy a replacement driver for your q1 at...

You can buy a replacement driver for your q1 at reconingspeakers.com

It's 125 dollars. And probably very easy to drop in.


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-12-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By dftkell
I was able to purchase three of the KEF q100...

I was able to purchase three of the KEF q100 drivers and I asked AJ if he would build passive versions of the M1's for me. AJ is a really nice and super-talented guy. The speakers are awesome. I'll...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-12-2014, 07:30 AM
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Posted By dftkell
Currently I don't have any type of PEQ, except...

Currently I don't have any type of PEQ, except for the one band I have on my DIY subs with Dayton plate amps. But that doesn't do anything that high. I've been reading about different options, but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By dftkell
Without Audyssey, 60hz. It yielded a better FR...

Without Audyssey, 60hz. It yielded a better FR than 80hz.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By dftkell
Should we be recommending Audyssey so much?

SS, the new speakers I'm using are custom designs using the KEF Q100 Uni-q driver mated with an 8" woofer. Sort of a poor-man's R300. Not as sophisticated as the Uni-q in your Kef LS50's in your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By dftkell
I'll try that. I have two subs. One is centered...

I'll try that. I have two subs. One is centered on the front wall and the other is on the rear wall near the corner. They are not equal distances away from the MLP, so I was just going with what the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By dftkell
Yes, but Toole's research indicated that the...

Yes, but Toole's research indicated that the majority of listener's prefer a smooth/flat FR.


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By dftkell
I had read the same findings about Harman and a...

I had read the same findings about Harman and a gently sloping FR. What I wonder about that is why their speakers measure and are designed to be ruler flat instead of having the gradual slope.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By dftkell
When I listen to music in this room it's...

When I listen to music in this room it's multichannel concert blu-rays. The majority of use is movies.

I haven't done extensive listening both ways as these two measurements are very recent....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 11:28 AM
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Posted By dftkell
I wanted to come back to this thread to ask for...

I wanted to come back to this thread to ask for some opinions on two measurements I've taken in my small home theater room. (Not the speakers in my signature, those speakers have recently been...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By dftkell
My room is 11' 6" wide with the open stairway. ...

My room is 11' 6" wide with the open stairway.

I did try placing the rear sub at the center of the rear wall. There was no significant difference which surprised me. I'm sure the asymmetry of the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-08-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By dftkell
Thanks Bill. Fortunately, one side wall is...

Thanks Bill. Fortunately, one side wall is further away from the other already. The "stands" were me putting my poor-man's DIY Sarin tables (Bose 901 stands with a round birch tops painted white)...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-08-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By dftkell
Here are more measurements at 1/12 smoothing. ...

Here are more measurements at 1/12 smoothing.

The black is taking a baseline again. Same setup, a 50hz crossover with a slight peq boost around 20hz.

The red is the same but with both subs...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-08-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By dftkell
Okay, I'm going to take a set of measurements...

Okay, I'm going to take a set of measurements without the subs in an hour or so.

I know the speakers are low but I tend to slouch down with my feet up when I'm on the couch and that actually puts...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-08-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By dftkell
Also, if this helps any, here are some pics of...

Also, if this helps any, here are some pics of the room and current configuration.

The couch is 12' 7" front the front wall.
There is about 6' 5" from the back of the couch to the rear wall.
...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-08-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By dftkell
Hi Bill, If it's worth anything, here are...

Hi Bill,

If it's worth anything, here are the previous measurements at 1/12. Fuzzmeasure allows me to convert easily. I'll give it a try with the sub off as well. Unfortunately, I packed...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-07-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By dftkell
Here are some graphs < 300hz: Red is...

Here are some graphs < 300hz:

Red is crossing the mains at 50hz. I also used one band of PEQ on the Dayton plate amps to boost 20hz.

Green is crossing the mains at 80hz with the same boost.
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