i'll post some more pics showing rest of room.. when you see me next to the speaker remember that I am 6'4".... and yes those black squares are semi-hemi diffusers. in other parts of the rooms I have randomizing diffusers. They are all mounted in custom built mahogany frames.
It's a custom stand we made to move the WP7 imaging higher. It's two boxes really. A inner box with dry sand and then another tight fitting one to sleeve over and down on top of the inner box. Then we sprayed it black with lacquer... not nearly as nice as Wilson finish though.
Another couple of questions. Do you have any problems with excess bass from having the WP so close to the front wall? How close is it, exactly? Are you using an 80 hz crossover? Is the crossover high enough to avoid any excess port noise from having the speaker so close to the wall?
I don't seem to have problems with the WP7 so close to the front wall... I was worried bout it and tried to move the stand away from the wall as far as it could go before getting too close to the microperf screen. Tradeoff time.
Don't understand the nature of the second question, sorry.
The second question was just a more specific version of the first question, I guess. I'll try and explain.
It's general knowledge that putting a speaker close to the wall increases bass response. What I've noticed is that if you put a rear-ported speaker too close to the wall, the frequency that the port is tuned to gets exagerated even more than the rest of the bass.
Since the port on the watt/puppy is tuned to such a low frequency, it would seem to me that the speaker would never reach that frequency if you were using an 80 Hz crossover. I just wanted to know if you had noticed that one particular tone was more defined than others because of the port.
And then again, maybe I have no idea what I'm tlaking about...
You've done it! You got a room there that I'd rather have over the Crotch Doc's! Sorry OBGYN, you'll win again once the X-2's come in. Overall, this room looks much better designed from jumpstreet. It's much more esthetically pleasing and appears to be concieved with sound in mind than Steve's. Man I wish my wife would let me buy those X-1's! I want to join the club. Anyhow, nicely done-now get a website so you can properly display the theater like he does. Oh yeah, the XS still takes the cake though but there's no way any room would ever make that travesty look good (that's my woofer envy talking now).
the XS is one upgrade I will likely make, although there is no good place for one. And the MKIV upgrade on the X-1's.
Thanks for the compliments. I worked very hard to pull the room together... I fab'd all the acoustics mounting systems, and that wasn't easy. I won't go into all the work, but it was many many late nights, with lots of help from my finish carpenter, and some wiring help from PMI...
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