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#209522 - 05/27/08 04:12 PM Re: Fred's Setup Thread [Re: Karlman]
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Welcome to the hobby... Now, if you're only doing stereo, you're fine. But if you're doing surround, at a minimum you should balance the levels.
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#209601 - 05/27/08 09:53 PM Re: Fred's Setup Thread [Re: Karlman]
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I didn't realize what I was getting into when I thought 'Geez.. some speakers would be really nice down here

I wouldn't worry about it too much. I get pretty obsesive about stuff I get into. I don't think level matching is all that hard to do. For the rest of it, if your setup sounds good to you, don't worry about it. If you want to play...
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#209652 - 05/28/08 07:45 AM Re: Fred's Setup Thread [Re: Karlman]
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Don't worry too much. They will still blow you away right out of the box. In fact, I'd suggest not tweaking them at all for a while so you can then get an ear for when you start to tweak them.

Tweaking is addictive and you can create great results with a little work but then the laws of diminishing returns seem to start to apply but you are already addicted and it's too late.
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#209697 - 05/28/08 11:54 AM Re: Fred's Setup Thread [Re: Murph]
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I wouldn't start tweaking them, but I would level match them. Massive improvement in surround material that way, not to mention much less boomy or anemic bass.
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#209703 - 05/28/08 01:01 PM Re: Fred's Setup Thread [Re: Ken.C]
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4:45am Today Fred checks mail:

Your speakers have shipped, please allow two days for tracking stuff to show up on purolator website.

zzzzzzzzzzz

12:37 pm Fred wakes up:

Hmmm.... click... copy.... click... Wa???

"Attempted Delivery - Receiver Unavailable GUELPH, ON" \:o

They hit the sorting plant in TO last night after 11:00pm!!

Now I gotta pick them up... in my escort wagon!!!

This is gonna be fun.


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#209704 - 05/28/08 01:02 PM Re: Fred's Setup Thread [Re: fredk]
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One at a time...
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#209708 - 05/28/08 01:27 PM Re: Fred's Setup Thread [Re: Ken.C]
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That could take me out to the projected delivery date!

Today was supposed to be cable day. busy, busy...
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#209712 - 05/28/08 02:03 PM Re: Fred's Setup Thread [Re: fredk]
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I was able to get my Monitor 11 (taller than the M80s) 5.1 system with Rx and some metal stands into my Mazda 323 with the hatch closed. You'd be amazed at what can fit in a small car. Just don't bring along any passengers.
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#209730 - 05/28/08 03:38 PM Re: Fred's Setup Thread [Re: doormat]
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Hmm. I was going to bring my son along so he could hold the sub onto the roof.

Change of plan. I should have read the ups tag a little closer, the speakers wouldn't have been at the store for pickup until tomorrow so I arranged for them to deliver again. I'm borrowing a cart (or whatever you call those things) from the building super to haul the speakers up 3 flights of stairs. That should make things a lot simpler.
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#209731 - 05/28/08 03:38 PM Re: Fred's Setup Thread [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I wouldn't start tweaking them, but I would level match them. Massive improvement in surround material that way, not to mention much less boomy or anemic bass.


Agreed. I was thinking in stereo mode. Level matching your surround system is a very good thing to do right off the bat.
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