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Re: Getting close HT listening room
7800 #414287 08/27/15 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted By 7800
You might try the Marantz remote app on your IPad. Oops, should have read your post a little better.


That app is a joke and a half. it's not even a properly functioning remote control as 1/2 the functions of the real remote are not even available on it. Compared to the Pioneer remote, there is something that actually works.

What I don't understand is that Denon is owned by the same company and it's ipad remote app has more functionality but I guess they decided to simply SHAFT the Marantz purchasers.


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Re: Getting close HT listening room
MatManhasgone #414346 08/31/15 11:43 PM
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So.. the wait might soon be over. The tracking numbers have been sent and Fedex generally delivers to me the next day. Not as if its that far from Dwight to my house (about 3.5 hours non rush hour).

Can't wait to see how the LFR's sound with a set of EP500's connected.


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Re: Getting close HT listening room
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Hearing low, tuneful bass is one thing. Feeling it snap with tuneful authority......



Congrats Matt!

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I think you'll be glad you went sealed, I know I am.

Re: Getting close HT listening room
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So the packages arrived and got carfully carried down into the cave. Sadly due to some sort sighted planning on my side, I only have 1 25' XLR cable so hooking both up is a bit more difficult. I do have some 15' XLR to 1/4" but they don't do me much good.

So with one plugged in, I found my 1812 CD with the digital mastered cannons, and sat down to be blown away. It was enemic. So lacking in bottom end I just could not get into it.

HUMM.. check the cables. All is good. Perhaps the XLR cable is defective. Nope, works fine when tested as an interconnect to the amp.

I know, check the settings on the pre-amp. There's the problem. The speakers seem to have been set to SMALL and the sub set to LFE only. Set the speakers to Large. Crossover to 80, base management to sub+main. Give it a try again. Still seems wrong.

Check everything.. OH.. the volume on the Sub is set to ZERO.. Try turning it up.. There. Now the driver is actually moving when playing something. YAY.

Still sounds a bit lacking in the bass, but that is with only a single sub hooked up and I have not tried moving anything to get the best sound yet. Still have to figure out what acoustic modifications the room needs. But it sure sounds far better than what was playing before.

Sadly, the cheep Westinghouse TV that I have to try and set everything up causes a ground fault loop hum when it's plugged in. Will have to find a monitor that has HDMI input to test with, or just temporarily buy a TV from BestBuy then return it next week when everything is setup and tested a bit more.


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Re: Getting close HT listening room
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Originally Posted By oakvillematt
or just temporarily buy a TV from BestBuy then return it next week when everything is setup and tested a bit more.


Nice.


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Re: Getting close HT listening room
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Please dont do the use and return route. Uber uber tacky.

You can use a computer monitor with dvi input and a dvi to hdmi cord in a pinch to your AVR. They are handy to have and cheap to buy.

I cant remember what AVR you are using, but usually speakers are set to small (or sat+sub sometimes) and crossed over at 60-80hz.

One sub behaves well at 1/3 points along front wall as a rule. Sub should have gain at 12 O'clock to start.

I wouldn't judge anything until you get your AVR setup correctly.

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Originally Posted By Serenity_Now
Please dont do the use and return route. Uber uber tacky.



Better response than mine.


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Your hum may be because of the 'Cable TV' or 'Satellite' system connections.

My 'Cable TV' system was with the culprit with my subs & is very common. Try removing it first before doing anything more drastic...

TAM

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Originally Posted By Serenity_Now
Please dont do the use and return route. Uber uber tacky.


Bestbuy and I have a hate relationship going when they took my Harmon receiver in under warranty and sat with it for 3.5 months until the warranty ran out and returned it unfixed and then refused to fix it as it was then out of warranty.

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You can use a computer monitor with dvi input and a dvi to hdmi cord in a pinch to your AVR. They are handy to have and cheap to buy.

I cant remember what AVR you are using, but usually speakers are set to small (or sat+sub sometimes) and crossed over at 60-80hz.

One sub behaves well at 1/3 points along front wall as a rule. Sub should have gain at 12 O'clock to start.

I wouldn't judge anything until you get your AVR setup correctly.



I have 3 computer monitors but sadly all of them are old enough not to have the HDMI input plug. I will have to look into what it takes to get a DVI-HDMI adpator
Amazon Adaptor But it takes 3-5 weeks to get here. OK, I'll buy one of them and not take advantage of Bestbuy this time

As for the speaker size. I cannot figure out why I would want to purchase full size full range speakers such as the LFR's and then cripple them by running them as small. I have a high power high end power amp to drive them that is fully capable of driving down to 2ohms if I had to, so these speakers should be no problem what so ever.

For me the problem is time to get it done. I just posted so that someone could get a good chuckle of being a bit boneheaded. I know these speakers can and will do far more than what they are doing now once setup properly in a room that has the right acoustic adjustments.


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