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post #31 of 39
And pull the center forward too.
post #32 of 39
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And pull the center forward too.

Absolutely. Thanks!
post #33 of 39
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I have a very loving and understanding wife that lets me buy my toys without asking too many questions.


You have recieved great advice here. If you dig deeper, perhaps reading a book dedicated to residential audio, you'll find that the speakers and your room make up most of what you hear from your stereo. The room your wife has allowed you to use for HT/stereo is small and crowded with her decorative items.

The best investment you can make, if you are serious about sound, is finishing out the basement and moving all of your gear down there with a chair, your stereo and acoustic treatments.
post #34 of 39
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Also good advice. Thanks you. Any book(s) in particular that you recommend?
post #35 of 39
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Also good advice. Thanks you. Any book(s) in particular that you recommend?


http://www.avsforum.com/t/1453147/any-good-books-on-audio
post #36 of 39
Ok, here's what you do:

1. Give the wife your creditcard and send her out a few hours.
2. Read this thread and try the tips you already have. They don't have to look pretty (the wife is out, remember?)
3. Realize the room acoustics are messing you up.
4. Sob quietly in a corner.

Seriously, getting great results with the current setup will be difficult, but it would be nice to confirm it by actually trying a better setup. Maybe that will motivate you to try to nudge the wife in the right direction, designwise. Maybe try to involve her instead? "Honey, how can we make the speakers stay like that, AND make it look good too?". Involve her in the process, maybe she'll be more understanding in the end?
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Ok, here's what you do:

1. Give the wife your creditcard and send her out a few hours.
2. Read this thread and try the tips you already have. They don't have to look pretty (the wife is out, remember?)
3. Realize the room acoustics are messing you up.
4. Sob quietly in a corner.

Seriously, getting great results with the current setup will be difficult, but it would be nice to confirm it by actually trying a better setup. Maybe that will motivate you to try to nudge the wife in the right direction, designwise. Maybe try to involve her instead? "Honey, how can we make the speakers stay like that, AND make it look good too?". Involve her in the process, maybe she'll be more understanding in the end?

You forgot one step!
1a. Report your card stolen.

And change 4. to: Move arm chair to sweet spot and enjoy.
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Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Best suggestion was get your basement in order.smile.gif I think what people have very politely been trying to tell you is that the room is too cluttered to let the speakers do what they are supposed to do. And yes, blocking one driver out of 14 is a problem when it is the woofer of one of your main speakers. The suggestion of making pedestals for your L and R speakers was to lift them equally above the arm of the chair in order to unleash the "hound".

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post #38 of 39
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Also good advice. Thanks you. Any book(s) in particular that you recommend?

This one might be useful....



That room is hers.....from the all white front end to all the trinkets and furnishings. You just "provided" the audio and video.
post #39 of 39
Being you have a tight area floor standers might not be the best solution. I think that PSB Synchrony One B's might be a betters solution. The speaker stands would get above the furniture and being you have a sub the bottom end would be no problem. Also considering the size of the room you'll be surprised how much bass you'll get out of these PSB's.smile.gif
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