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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Secret Squirrel
I think this might be a rare isolated problem...

I think this might be a rare isolated problem with a Vizio TV. I have a very old Vizio in my second bedroom system and I don't have this problem. I have a twenty year old stereo receiver connected to...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-23-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,006
Posted By Secret Squirrel
When Blockbuster was open I used to rent movies...

When Blockbuster was open I used to rent movies from them. I always hated the overpriced rentals. I'm glad that they sunk themselves. Then when blu rays came out I used to buy the new titles I...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ahmedreda http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529167/matching-subs-necessary-for-dual#post_24653110)

How did you get the time...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-26-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By Secret Squirrel
That's not really true. You can use unmatched...

That's not really true. You can use unmatched subwoofers but it makes it more difficult. The time domain can also be difficult. The subwoofers don't need to be equidistant. It's different for each...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-26-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By Secret Squirrel
You can add a second subwoofer to any AVR with a...

You can add a second subwoofer to any AVR with a single LFE out. You just use a splitter or splitters for more then two subwoofers. You could of added a second subwoofer before you got the Sony AVR.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Secret Squirrel
This should work to increase your signal level...

This should work to increase your signal level to your subwoofer amplifier. I have used one of these in the past to boost signal level. It's also fairly inexpensive....
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 188
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Are these crossover setting results from the...

Are these crossover setting results from the Audyssey auto calibration? Either way I don't think they're the best settings if Audyssey set them or you manually set them. The crossover setting for...
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 675
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Good luck. Let us know the results.

Good luck. Let us know the results.
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,495
Posted By Secret Squirrel
If you carefully move the cone by hand and...

If you carefully move the cone by hand and listen and feel for a scratchy sound or feeling. That's an indicator that it's blown. It can still be blown without feeling or hearing that.
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,495
Posted By Secret Squirrel
No, they don't take a special signal. I'm...

No, they don't take a special signal. I'm guessing these are used speakers? If none of them work the problem is either with the speaker or the source provided to the speakers. It's possible that all...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-20-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I think having 5ft between your rear surround...

I think having 5ft between your rear surround speakers will be fine. The distance they're behind you should also be alright. Making speaker stands that allow the speaker to swivel is possible. You...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-20-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I have made several speaker stands and center...

I have made several speaker stands and center channel stands for my audio systems. You have given a lot of measurements and I don't want to get into that. But here's the basics and you can decide on...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 675
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by EmulousTrigger http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1528021/speaker-size-to-match-room-volume/30#post_24623974)

Another interesting...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 675
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by EmulousTrigger http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1528021/speaker-size-to-match-room-volume/30#post_24623955)

I don't understand...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 675
Posted By Secret Squirrel
It's not causing the issue but bi amping your...

It's not causing the issue but bi amping your speakers like that is doing absolutely nothing.
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 675
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Here's what to look for when calibrating the...

Here's what to look for when calibrating the subwoofer. The subwoofer trim level should be as close to zero as possible in the AVR. Set the gain on the back of the sub to get between 75db-80db with...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 675
Posted By Secret Squirrel
You need to calibrate the subwoofer trim level...

You need to calibrate the subwoofer trim level with a test tone. You're calibrating it by ear and that's not helping. I personally don't think you have enough subwoofer coverage for that room. The...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 675
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Since you're using an 80hz crossover that's even...

Since you're using an 80hz crossover that's even more evidence that your mains aren't causing the boomy bass. Are you using that crossover setting for the mains as well? If so the following...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 675
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I'm a little surprised at the information so...

I'm a little surprised at the information so far. We all know that the position of the mains is usually not the best place for all bass reproduction. That's why subwoofers are placed strategically...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 675
Posted By Secret Squirrel
In my opinion those Polks while properly...

In my opinion those Polks while properly calibrated with a subwoofer or subwoofers should sound the opposite. It should sound tight and dynamic. If the bass sounds boomy there's something wrong with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Secret Squirrel
You don't need the optical cable. I would remove...

You don't need the optical cable. I would remove it. It could be causing your volume issue. You have two digital connections and the HDMI is superior because it can pass multi channel HD audio. The...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 675
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Speakers in general can't be to big for a room....

Speakers in general can't be to big for a room. They might physically look big in a small room but in a room the size of yours they should fit just fine and perform even better then a smaller...
Forum: Speakers   04-06-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Secret Squirrel
More is not alway better in a speaker. Meaning a...

More is not alway better in a speaker. Meaning a three way is not always better then a two way. The more crossovers that go into a speaker makes things more complicated and often lowers the speakers...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-05-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 339
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I'm not looking to debate if the OP needs a...

I'm not looking to debate if the OP needs a dedicated amp. I'm not saying he does. But his AVR needs to be able to handle low ohm loads.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-05-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 339
Posted By Secret Squirrel
The issue with the larger Cerwin Vega speakers...

The issue with the larger Cerwin Vega speakers isn't just about needing higher wattage amplifiers. The problem these speakers have is the large impedance swings at certain frequencies. I have...
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