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#190688 - 01/05/08 12:20 PM Re: HTR-6190 support 4 ohm speakers [Re: SirQuack]
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Also, leave the 8-6ohm switch alone as John as mentioned.
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#190696 - 01/05/08 01:24 PM Re: HTR-6190 support 4 ohm speakers [Re: SirQuack]
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Thanks for all the help. I think I will be making the purchase next week. Maybe I will get eh Qs as well and test it out and return what I don't like. Will Axioms be mad if I do that?

What I think maybe i should buy a sub too. Which one do you awesome folks suggest? I currently have a 10" velodyne, but sometimes I don't feel it is strong enough. Which one is a good match for my room size?
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#190713 - 01/05/08 05:06 PM Re: HTR-6190 support 4 ohm speakers [Re: Frostiex]
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I would say for your left/right surrounds definately consider Q's as most surround action comes from those channels. Many people really into 7 channel music, sometimes opt for bookshelfs for the rear channels. In my case I have 4 Qs8's and they work fine.

Axiom will never be mad at you, that is why they offer the guarantee for 30 days.

Sub placement is very tricky. How much have you really experimented with calibration and placement options? If you could post a pic of the room it might help us to give you options. The new Axiom 350 is supposed to be a great performer. A lot depends on your budget as well. One good option is that two subs are better than one, so you could put them on opposite walls, which would help flatten the low response in the room.

Also, if you order 5 or more items (including accessories) from Axiom, you get 5% off, plus if you order from the factory outlet, you get another 10%...
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#190730 - 01/05/08 07:06 PM Re: HTR-6190 support 4 ohm speakers [Re: SirQuack]
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Room pic 1
Room Pic 2

Here is the picture of my room.
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#190731 - 01/05/08 07:24 PM Re: HTR-6190 support 4 ohm speakers [Re: Frostiex]
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thanks for the pics, just a couple of comments.

Dude, you must have tons of reflections in that room. I don't see any floor or wall items to help break up the reflections. \:\) I would recommend some nice throw rugs on the floor to help with first reflections on the floor. If you don't want to look into other treatment panels for the walls, plants, and other furntiture or wall hangings will help.

The other thing is the way you have your surrounds and rear speakers placed. It appears they are all along the back wall? If possible I would recommend placing the left/right speakers on the side walls or on stands to the side. do you have wall mounting options?
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#190756 - 01/05/08 11:14 PM Re: HTR-6190 support 4 ohm speakers [Re: SirQuack]
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I actually have no reflection problems. even during the day. My blinds actually block out the lights completely. When I watch movies, I always have the ligths off..so that is not a problem.

I am actually planning on moving the surround to the side. I have them there right now because I am still running wires.
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#190774 - 01/06/08 06:44 AM Re: HTR-6190 support 4 ohm speakers [Re: Frostiex]
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sirquack was talking about sound reflection... "Bright" room is audio jargon.
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#190785 - 01/06/08 10:56 AM Re: HTR-6190 support 4 ohm speakers [Re: EFalardeau]
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Yep, I'm talking about the reflective properties of your room, nothing on the floors, walls, etc.
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#190800 - 01/06/08 11:44 AM Re: HTR-6190 support 4 ohm speakers [Re: SirQuack]
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so what do you suggest?
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#190808 - 01/06/08 12:37 PM Re: HTR-6190 support 4 ohm speakers [Re: Frostiex]
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I suggest that you sit in your sweet spot and have someone run a mirror along the wall. Wherever you see a tweeter from your fronts in the mirror, that's an area you have to treat. Do this along your ceiling too. Try temporarily placing some soft material in those areas (eg. towels) and see if you notice a difference. If so, you will then need to purchase some room treatments. One for each side wall and two for the ceiling would probably work well in that room for starters.

The geometry of your room is such that you will most likely benefit greatly from this particularly at higher volumes.

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