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#154794 - 01/04/07 10:03 AM Re: Ordered Epic 60 System from Factory Outlet ***** [Re: dvaidya]
chips Offline
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Registered: 10/23/06
Posts: 47
Loc: Pickering, Ontario
I'm sure you are as excited as I am, I just ordered my system jan 2nd. 2xM60s, 1xVP150s, 1xEP500 and 2xQS8s.

I asked a similar question on the QS8s and axiom and this board say they are very forgiving. I will set mine about 2 feet about ear level but am forced to put them just infront of ear level rather than just behind. The alternative was about 7 feet behind. My room is 13 feet wide with a 13 foot left wall and a 30 foot right wall. I will have a sony Wega 60" rather than a screen, so based on furniture etc, the QS8s will be just in front of my ears (within a foot or less).

So from what I here these QS8s are very superior surrounds and the placement is not as crutial as other surrounds.

I will find out in about 6 weeks, when my basement is all finished and system set up.
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#154795 - 01/04/07 10:11 AM Re: Ordered Epic 60 System from Factory Outlet [Re: dvaidya]
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
>>[Deepak] Yeah, I will have to fiddle around with the setting and pick up a SPL meter from RadioShack. Anyone on the forum have a quick howto guide that they can point me to. I search for calibration, speaker calibration and spl but not much luck. I am a total newbie with audio/video stuff.>>

I suggest picking up the Avia Disk to assist you in calibrating your audio and video.

You can pick up the combo Avia Disk/SPL meter here for $80 USD.
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#154796 - 01/04/07 12:09 PM Re: Ordered Epic 60 System from Factory Outlet [Re: Hutzal]
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Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 21
Loc: Princeton, NJ, USA
Thanks. I picked up the digital RadioShack SPL yesterday. Will the analog give me better results. Will pick up the Avia DVD next.

Thanks
-Deepak
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#154797 - 01/04/07 01:29 PM Re: Ordered Epic 60 System from Factory Outlet [Re: dvaidya]
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6251
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Quote:

Anyone on the forum have a quick howto guide that they can point me to. I search for calibration, speaker calibration and spl but not much luck. I am a total newbie with audio/video stuff.



AN INTRODUCTION TO TEST & CALIBRATION DVDS aka "Why the hell do I need one of these things?" (To learn about DVE and AVIA, scroll down far enough to read "THE DIFFERENT DISCS AND THEIR ATTRIBUTES")

Essential Accessories: The Radio Shack Sound Pressure Level Meter

A Quick Overview of Home Theater Calibration

Calibrating Your Home Theater System

How To Set Up a Subwoofer (or Subwoofers) for Home Theater

Subwoofer Setup Guide by Bossobass

Common Subwoofer Set-Up Errors by Edward J M


-Deepak



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#154798 - 01/04/07 01:39 PM Re: Ordered Epic 60 System from Factory Outlet [Re: Ajax]
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8290
Loc: Tacoma
Nice Work, Jack! Sticky-worthy!
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#154799 - 01/04/07 02:04 PM Re: Ordered Epic 60 System from Factory Outlet [Re: tomtuttle]
Hutzal Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
Wow,

After reading some of those articles...man, I am kinda scared to get started into calibrating my theatre room. THe EQing is the thing that I am bothered by the most..

Hopefully it won't take too long...
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#154800 - 01/07/07 09:08 PM Re: Ordered Epic 60 System from Factory Outlet [Re: Ajax]
dvaidya Offline
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Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 21
Loc: Princeton, NJ, USA
Thanks Jack. Will print it out and read through and try it with the current deftech speaker system.

Question related to speaker cable: will 14gauge cable be ok or will I need 12gauge?

-Deepak
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#154801 - 01/07/07 09:41 PM Re: Ordered Epic 60 System from Factory Outlet [Re: dvaidya]
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6251
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Depends on the how long the speaker cables have to be, and on the impedence of your speakers. Here is the ubiquitous wire table which will show you what gauge(s) to use.
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#154802 - 01/13/07 02:41 PM Re: Ordered Epic 60 System from Factory Outlet [Re: Ajax]
dvaidya Offline
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Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 21
Loc: Princeton, NJ, USA
Got a message from Noreen and the Axiom's are on the way . Wiring the room up while I wait for them to arrive.

Thanks for everyone's help.
-Deepak
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#154803 - 01/13/07 03:03 PM Re: Ordered Epic 60 System from Factory Outlet [Re: dvaidya]
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Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 1189
Loc: Utah, USA
That is great news! You are welcome.

It's good you are getting the wiring done beforehand. That way you take your time and aren't rushed. When those speakers arrive, you'll be ready to go.

Have fun
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