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Forum: Speakers   02-20-2017, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
It does, and that's one of the reasons why having...

It does, and that's one of the reasons why having the center above or below doesn't make much, if any, difference. Mine is below, offset to one side, but the source is always heard as coming from the...
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2017, 11:22 AM
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Views: 23
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
An extra layer of 5/8" sheet rock on both sides...

An extra layer of 5/8" sheet rock on both sides of the walls, and solid oak doors. You're trying to contain 14 to 60 foot wavelengths. That's only accomplished with a lot of mass.
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
I can't speak for others, but I always listen...

I can't speak for others, but I always listen with my ears, never my eyes. ;)
Forum: Speakers   02-20-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 65
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
If the individual speaker volumes can all be set...

If the individual speaker volumes can all be set to sound the same then nothing is broken. If the surround levels don't seem loud enough it's only because that's how they were mixed. If your personal...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-19-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 257
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Cabin gain starts at the frequency where the...

Cabin gain starts at the frequency where the longest room dimension is equal to 1/2 wavelength. With a very tight room up to 12dB/octave is possible, but don't assume that you'll get more than...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-19-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 242
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Snake oil. The sound comes from the cone and...

Snake oil. The sound comes from the cone and port. Feet have no effect on that.
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
My L/R are both up high, my center is down low....

My L/R are both up high, my center is down low. No issues at all.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-19-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
There is. When the drive voltage from the AVR is...

There is. When the drive voltage from the AVR is too low the signal to noise ratio will be lower. That tends not to be an issue with subs, as most noise occurs well above the sub woofer frequency...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-19-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 242
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Help do what? Other than looking pretty.

Help do what? Other than looking pretty.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-19-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
That's a bit of a mis-match. Rather than take the...

That's a bit of a mis-match. Rather than take the gain on the sub above 0 I'd increase it in the AVR. In theory having each roughly the same relative to 0 would probably give the best results.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-19-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 242
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
The radiation pattern from a sub woofer is...

The radiation pattern from a sub woofer is omni-directional, so which way it faces won't make any difference to you or the neighbors, the result will be the same.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-19-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 242
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Not likely.

Not likely.
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
The main difference lies in how it looks, not how...

The main difference lies in how it looks, not how it sounds. When you consider the function of speakers how it looks isn't something you should fret over.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-19-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
It might if you turned it up to +12. Don't...

It might if you turned it up to +12. Don't overthink it.
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
You can go through all that rigamarole if you're...

You can go through all that rigamarole if you're designing a dedicated theater from scratch, though IMO the main issue it will address is one's OCD about getting everything 'perfect'.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-19-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
The amp in your Denon never does any 'work' with...

The amp in your Denon never does any 'work' with respect to the sub frequencies. Worst case, if you have the sub amp gain set way too high or way too low and the same with the sub output of the Denon...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 709
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
A wavelength is the speed of sound, 1125 feet per...

A wavelength is the speed of sound, 1125 feet per second or 343 meters per second, divided by frequency. That's in your room, my room, anyone's room, so long as it's filled with air.
That's not...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
All that matters is that the tweeter axis is...

All that matters is that the tweeter axis is aimed at the LP, either by dint of the height off the floor or by tilting the cab(s) as required. By the same token there's no need for the L/C/R to be on...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-19-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 182
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
The driver choice you made is flawed. There's...

The driver choice you made is flawed. There's nothing to be gained by using less than approximately a 2:1 diameter relationship between the woofer and midrange. Learn how speakers work by building...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
You wired it wrong. You don't have to look any...

You wired it wrong. You don't have to look any further than your owner's manual. ;)
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
They'd also have to be placed very close to each...

They'd also have to be placed very close to each other.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-19-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
If it sounds good, it is good. Set it where you...

If it sounds good, it is good. Set it where you like it best.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-19-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 257
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Really? http://www.linearteam.org/ ...

Really?
http://www.linearteam.org/
http://www.linearteam.org/download/winisd-07x.exe
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-19-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,276
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
Hevi, Rick has a doctorate in EE and is a tenured...

Hevi, Rick has a doctorate in EE and is a tenured professor. I've been designing speakers since 1968. You, whoever you are, have yet to explain how one goes about setting a limiter, or how with the...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 709
Posted By Bill Fitzmaurice
It's the same in your room as it is in any room,...

It's the same in your room as it is in any room, or outdoors for that matter.
See: 'Bass suckout and listening distance from your rear wall'....
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