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Re: Lets plan a theater space
AAAA #425545 05/13/17 01:10 AM
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I've been following this thread over the past year as new posts come to my inbox.
Aside from some crazy man's talk about speaker break-in, this has been quite a phenomenal thread.
Serenity, you are one industrious mofo!
Fantastic job not only on the basement room and speakers, but also on the quantity and quality of the posts to keep everyone updated.

Those speakers look absolutely beastly in size.


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Re: Lets plan a theater space
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I should change my name to 'the_industrious_mofo'

What an incredible compliment. Thanks! Glad to see you back. smile

I spent the morning chasing reflections. Lasers involved. More later.....

Re: Lets plan a theater space
AAAA #425574 05/14/17 03:13 PM
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Re: Lets plan a theater space
AAAA #425612 05/20/17 01:49 AM
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Indeed. laugh

The towers are aligned, spiked, levelled and spatially symmetrical in the room. Getting them off the floor definitely helped. Suprisingly how much actually. Low frequencies stop on a dime. Tightest I've heard in this room. Stellar. My wife is sick and in bed already so I cant push them hard with a film score. So far music is in the superlative realm. Wow. Spooky how real vocals are.

My takeaways from this build are a couple of things. First, you can definitely have too much speaker for a room. These are technically too much when ran full range. They cannot be positioned far enough from room boundaries to satisfy both reducing bass output and ideal spatial position. They need to be crossed over to the subs in order to maintain balance over all frequencies at all volumes. By themselves they run away with bass when pushed to higher levels when boundary gain compounds.

2nd, having too much speaker in a small room allows you to load the room with almost no distortion. In this case, having dual 8" drivers per tower, and 12" subs creates a pseudo 4 way passive/active setup. The result is fantastic. There is a huge improvement from 6 1/2" drivers with tweeters to a true 3 way tower with subs. These towers dummy the old setup now their dialed in. Ribbon tweeters are definitely amazing.

3rd, its fun to have unlimited power. Dynamic songs and soundtracks have legit startle factor. The sudden loud rock guitar strum in Dire Straits "private investigations" made me jump. Literally, I flinched. It would be neat to find music with over 20db of dynamic range.

Its early to say, but once these are paired with the right film score.... they may be dreadful. Awesome.

This was a fun project. Best sound I have heard in this room yet. Hope you had fun following.

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Lol.
Good deal, congrats.
Lol.




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smile

Maybe my posts are over the top. Honestly, I'm super happy they didnt suck! They dont have a 30 day trial period. laugh

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I meant nothing by it just a tease.
They look great and would really like to see and hear them in person.




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AAAA #425659 05/23/17 12:12 AM
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Cmon blair go easy on trevor ,not sure the boy bin out the city long enough yet to handle us.


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I was trying to make a funny.
Thought someone might so I jumped first.
Wish I had half his skill.




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AAAA #425662 05/23/17 08:22 AM
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Maybe it was the Beranek effect I suffer. smile

To paraphrase

"When you build or create something in a logical way, choosing the best parts and making the best choices, logically its invariably perceived as the best you've experienced."

I cant remember the exact wording. But all makers suffer a little of it I think. smile

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