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#253438 - 03/24/09 02:15 PM Re: Santa Came and my Initial Impressions... [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 12/06/07
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That Drunk Squirrel is smarter than he looks!

Hey, I saw that movie! Oh wait, that was a drunk monk.
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#253439 - 03/24/09 02:17 PM Re: Santa Came and my Initial Impressions... [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: New Orleans
My DIY absorbers were a weak effort (i.e., not terribly absorbent) and still worked well at the first reflection. From the web description, I think the 2" would work as well as the 4" for you primary goal here, which is to deaden the reflection over 500hz. And the 2" would be much easier to place.
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#253441 - 03/24/09 02:21 PM Re: Santa Came and my Initial Impressions... [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: New Orleans
 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
In the words of Albert Collins...
I ain't drunk. I'm just drinkin'.


Yeah, well I took your advice Sir Squirrel-a-lot and tried this line of argument. Turns out the State Trooper had not read Mr. Collins so he told me to tell it to the judge. Then, when I rightfully blamed the drunk squirrel, they brought me a special jacket and some "sleepy medicine". Good news is that the acoustics of my padded cell are fantastic. Now I just got to get a radio in here.
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#253445 - 03/24/09 02:27 PM Re: Santa Came and my Initial Impressions... [Re: ghost271]
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Congrats on the purchase Joel, the M60s are a great speaker. Its nice to hear that the M60 is on par with the Imagine series.

Thin fabric will not do much for you acoustically. From (not so good) memory, 2" acoustic pannels will start to make a difference above 500Hz or so and 4" panels will reach down to around 100Hz. leaving a space up to the thickness of the pannel behind the pannel will increase its effectiveness.

I would not do any treatments until you have your system set up and have listened to it for a while. It took me 2-3 months to be able to effectively separate out room effects from what the speaker was producing. A lot of rooms get some absorbtion and diffusion from furniture, sheetrock wall, curtains etc so don't automatically assume you need to treat the room a lot.

It does look like you have quite a bit of bare wall though.

FWIW, a thick rug on the floor between your seating and the speakers will also help tame a lively room.

I am looking forward to your first post after you get the surrounds set up. \:\)
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#253447 - 03/24/09 02:29 PM Re: Santa Came and my Initial Impressions... [Re: Zimm]
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Now I just got to get a radio in here.

They probably have a Bose radio somwhere in the place they could set up for you. ;\)
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#253451 - 03/24/09 02:45 PM Re: Santa Came and my Initial Impressions... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 02/12/09
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Loc: Discovery Bay, CA
 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
No mention of that new speaker smell?


A smell out of new speakers is baaaaad. Smoke associated with said smell, is a tad worse. ;\)
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#253454 - 03/24/09 02:54 PM Re: Santa Came and my Initial Impressions... [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 02/12/09
Posts: 562
Loc: Discovery Bay, CA
 Originally Posted By: Zimm

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And PSB also declares:

What types of cables or interconnects do you recommend?
PSB Speakers does not endorse any particular brand of cables. We usually use 14-gauge wire when testing speakers. Wire does affect sound and the best way to test this is to find an audio/video dealer who specializes in wire and ask for samples of different brands. We do recommend the following gauge of standard two-conductor wire for wiring distances:
Less than 25': 18 gauge
25-50': 16 gauge
50-100': 14 gauge
over 100': 12 gauge
If you prefer, you can use heavier (lower gauge) wire.


(Oh, Flat Earthers revolt!)





Zimm, always good to hear facts. But as you are well aware, Krypton impregnated wire supporters never let the facts get in the way of a successful marketing campaign! ;\)


Edited by davekro (03/24/09 02:54 PM)
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#253455 - 03/24/09 02:56 PM Re: Santa Came and my Initial Impressions... [Re: davekro]
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Registered: 03/12/09
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Im not familiar with the Cornwalls but from what others were saying on the Klipsch forums was that many older owners didnt like the sound of the newwer speakers. It may very well be that due to my room accustics it came across as such. I loved my Klipsch setup but the whole buying process was a nightmare dealing with the big box stores. They werent great for music but were amazing for movies. I bet those horns were bouncing sound all over my room. The Axioms seem great for both movies and music.
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#253456 - 03/24/09 02:57 PM Re: Santa Came and my Initial Impressions... [Re: fredk]
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Loc: New Orleans
 Originally Posted By: fredk
\:D
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Now I just got to get a radio in here.


They probably have a Bose radio somwhere in the place they could set up for you. ;\)


They tell me the cubes are sooooo cute, and the squirrel won't come near them.
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#253493 - 03/24/09 05:47 PM Re: Santa Came and my Initial Impressions... [Re: Zimm]
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Loc: Central NH
 Originally Posted By: Zimm
My DIY absorbers were a weak effort (i.e., not terribly absorbent)


You know that they're not to replace diapers, right?
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