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I am setting up a 5.1 surround setup in my 16x17 family room with the following setup and want your recommendations/feedback.


Rear In-ceiling: Polk Audio MC60

Front(L&R) In-wall: Speakercraft MT-6 One

Center In-wall: Speakercraft AIM LCR 1

Subwoofer: Definitive Tech PROSUB 800

Receiver: Pioneer Elite VSX-32


My Questions:


1. I was told that having silk-dome tweeters would definitely enhance sound quality in a hardwood flooring setup. Can you comment on this?


2. The PROSUB 800 also has a downward firing Sub. Can I have the sub placed on the floor(hardwood) or do i need to have a thick carpet underneath the Sub to prevent vibrations?


3. My room is fully hardwood, so is there anything I need to consider while setting this up.


4.Do I need acoustic damping only on the In-ceiling speakers or do I need to have them on all of them.



Thanks in advance for your valuable inputs.


Thanks

Chan
 

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Originally Posted by chanpraddy
3. My room is fully hardwood, so is there anything I need to consider while setting this up.
How is it listneing to TV? terrible I imagine, like our living room.......get yourself a rug and as much soft furnishing as you can.....see how that goes, if its still horrible its really, really difficult to fix (in a nice way) unless its a dedicated room

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2. The PROSUB 800 also has a downward firing Sub. Can I have the sub placed on the floor(hardwood) or do i need to have a thick carpet underneath the Sub to prevent vibrations?
I am about to get a down firing sub as well - everyone is telling me to put a mat under it.....it seems a little daft to me as you need something really thick (like 2 ft) to absorb real low frequencies. The reason might have something to do with a reduction in pressure against the driver? not sure

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1. I was told that having silk-dome tweeters would definitely enhance sound quality in a hardwood flooring setup. Can you comment on this?
Cant comment on that - sounds like a bit of a crock though, its not like a hardwood floor diffuses sound well. Soft domes decay faster in air generally, they might be saying that the relfections from all the hard surfaces "enhances" the experience - who told you that? a dealer?
 
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