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#376923 - 05/23/12 07:06 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
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#376925 - 05/23/12 07:32 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
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Looking great!
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#376948 - 05/24/12 12:34 AM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
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Tonight I wired up my old HK 630 and brought my M3's down for a listen. Unfortunately what I heard has me puzzled/concerned. I started off just quickly hooking my phone up to the HK because I just wanted to get a feel for how the room will sound. Well the sound seemed dull and flat. Definitely not as "alive" as I remember my M3's being in my old HT or even where they've lived in our family room upstairs. I've never done any critical listening in the family room thou. Anyway I figured it could be due to the phones output or source (Google Play) so I tried to find some other source to use. All I could find right now was my ancient Pioneer CD changer. So I hooked it up and started playing some CDs but they all had the same dull lifeless sound. I swapped out the RCA cables but that didn't make any difference. So I then started moving the speakers all around, out from the wall, tilted in, etc. Nothing I've done so far has made any difference. I've checked and the HK is set for tone out (no bass or treble) and surround off so it should just be stereo. The only speakers I have hooked up to it are those M3's which I verified are set to large. I even tried switching polarity on one speaker to make sure.

I can't believe this room would affect the speakers this way. The only non reflective surface is the floor which is carpet.

Here's what it looks like.
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#376962 - 05/24/12 11:06 AM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
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I'm going to play around with it more tonight but this got me wondering if I've lost some hearing ability. If that's the case what's the point in living. :P

I kid! (sort of wink )
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#376971 - 05/24/12 12:11 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
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When I got my speakers hooked up in my new room, they seemed somewhat flat. I didn't think that it was the speakers or electronics, but that my personal taste is for more punch (using a "V" shaped EQ curve in my car, or other systems I listen to). The room being set up properly just meant that I was getting probably a nice flat response from the Axioms, and not a "hot" room impacting it.

You might be experiencing a flatter response from the speakers that you didn't get previously. Sorry, wish I had more ideas.
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#376978 - 05/24/12 02:03 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
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over the years i have moved many times and every time i did i had to learn to like what i heard (same speakers for 30yrs).The room has more effect on what you hear than the speakers or the electronics.exactly why there are preferred venues for hearing music. Carnegie hall vs the school gym. Room treatment is becoming alot more mainstream thanks to the internet and the people sharing their experience and insights.
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#377052 - 05/25/12 01:23 AM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
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Good news! I brought my HTPC and Onkyo AVR downstairs tonight, hooked it up to the M3's and they sang! I then hooked the HTPC to the HK and it sounded a lot better than it did with the analog sources I had used the night before. Granted there was some time between moving the cables around but I swear the Onkyo sounded a bit different than the HK too.

BTW the basement TV was delivered today. So far I'm pretty happy with it. It's rather large considering how close I'm sitting to it.
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#382031 - 08/23/12 05:18 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
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Finally got around to posting some pics of the "finished" product over in the gallery.
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