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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-29-2014, 05:02 PM
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Posted By craig john
While you're right that the SubM and Slave cannot...

While you're right that the SubM and Slave cannot be EQ'd separately, I disagree that the "ideal" technique is to EQ them separately. You listen to them *together.* You HEAR their *combined*...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   10-29-2014, 01:22 PM
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Views: 56,616
Posted By craig john
Mike, With an amp level setting of 3, I...

Mike,

With an amp level setting of 3, I don't think you need to worry about burning out the transducer, even on short burst, high intensity stuff like the EOT intro. When the transducer burned...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   10-28-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,177
Posted By craig john
You did a serious overhaul, with some big...

You did a serious overhaul, with some big improvements, not just in equipment, but in room configuration and layout. In your most recent redesign, you've certainly integrated many of the important...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   10-28-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 44,245
Posted By craig john
:eek:Wow! I almost don't know what to say......

:eek:Wow! I almost don't know what to say... other than... Thank you for the kind words. I'm humbled. Truly. :o

I just looked at your WYSC thread. ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-26-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,470
Posted By craig john
What are you trying to accomplish? :confused: ...

What are you trying to accomplish? :confused:

If you're trying to preserve the directionality of the bass, don't bother. There is very little decorrelated content below 80 Hz in movies or music....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-24-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By craig john
As others have said, you've made an excellent...

As others have said, you've made an excellent choice with the HP+ and Slave units. Unfortunately you experienced the very rare occurrence of a SpeakerPower amp failure. The good news is that you...
Forum: Speakers   10-24-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
He-he... They're not mine. My wife and I...

He-he...

They're not mine. My wife and I took a vacation to Tuscany last month and one of the "day trips" was to Maranello to tour the Ferrari museam. Afterwards, we rentd Ferraris and drove...
Forum: Speakers   10-23-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
Since we're talking cars, I'll need to decide...

Since we're talking cars, I'll need to decide which one to bring to the GTG, the red one or the yellow one:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=327570&stc=1&d=1414113440

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Forum: What's Your System Configuration   10-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 44,245
Posted By craig john
I use XTZ Room Analyzer. Here is the "official"...

I use XTZ Room Analyzer. Here is the "official" thread: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-audio-theory-setup-chat/1264522-official-xtz-room-analyzer-thread.html

The current US distributor for XTZ...
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,603
Posted By craig john
Hi Mike, I wasn't actually replying to...

Hi Mike,

I wasn't actually replying to you, or trying to contradict you. I was actually typing my post when you replied and didn't even see it until after I hit "Submit." :)

I was replying...
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,603
Posted By craig john
The *ideal* choice is center BEHIND the screen. ...

The *ideal* choice is center BEHIND the screen. The OP's concern was about losing picture quality. IME, that is a non-issue with the newer, woven screens. The Seymour CenterStage xD material...
Forum: Speakers   10-16-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
This graph is a little deceptive. The scale...

This graph is a little deceptive. The scale hides a lot of detail. From 80 Hz down, these are all showing the exact same subwoofer system, so I would expect them to be superimposed on each other...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-16-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,997
Posted By craig john
I low pass at 40 Hz. All speakers...

I low pass at 40 Hz. All speakers "Small".
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-16-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,997
Posted By craig john
There is *very* little content below 80 Hz that...

There is *very* little content below 80 Hz that is recorded in "stereo." Humans can't hear directionality below 80 Hz anyway, so any directional cues in that bandwidth are not recognized by human...
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
That would be great... for the one spot you EQ. ...

That would be great... for the one spot you EQ. In most other spots, you're more likely to make things worse. (Unless you're going to put the mic on the floor. :D )

If you have some quick and...
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
In movies, the CC is the most used and important...

In movies, the CC is the most used and important speaker. It carries the vast majority of the dialogue and also any of the content that pans across the front soundstage. When the CC is not...
Forum: Speakers   10-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
How are we gonna do multi-channel, (movies clips,...

How are we gonna do multi-channel, (movies clips, DVD-A, SACD, etc.) when we're only listening in 2-channel? I think it would muddy the evaluation of the speakers in question to add Andrew's CC and...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-14-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,997
Posted By craig john
I would put the platform directly on the floor...

I would put the platform directly on the floor with NO isolators underneath it. You don't need to isolate the platform from the floor; you need to isolate the sofa from the platform. Therefore,...
Forum: Speakers   10-11-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
No offense taken. :D My question was...

No offense taken. :D

My question was neither serious nor in jest. It was more of a "probing" question to see how committed you are to this concept of measuring with the mic on the floor. I...
Forum: Speakers   10-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
Interesting. I'm aware of Sean Olive/Floyd...

Interesting. I'm aware of Sean Olive/Floyd Toole's love of room reflections, (although I personally don't share the same affection/affliction.) Nonetheless, I'll be very interested in hearing these...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   10-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 44,245
Posted By craig john
I guess I should have also mentioned... I want to...

I guess I should have also mentioned... I want to continue to use Audyssey XT32.
Forum: Speakers   10-10-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
The M2's may well have incredible sound power...

The M2's may well have incredible sound power measurements. I don't know that they've yet been shown to have "incredible room sound power measurements." The "room sound power measurements" would be...
Forum: Speakers   10-10-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
Ya learn sumthin' new every day! Thanks. I can...

Ya learn sumthin' new every day! Thanks. I can see how a boundary mic could be beneficial for recording, or for picking up voices or other sounds for amplification. It makes sense that a boundary...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   10-10-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 44,245
Posted By craig john
Hi Mike, TBH, I haven't really looked that...

Hi Mike,

TBH, I haven't really looked that closely at all the options for Atmos. Nor have I looked at all the different processors and receivers. At this point, I know I would have to sacrifice...
Forum: Speakers   10-10-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 11,318
Posted By craig john
Interesting!!! I may try laying my mic on the...

Interesting!!! I may try laying my mic on the floor and see how my system measures. Intuitively, it doesn't seem like the right way to do it, but lots of things in this world are counter-intuitive....
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