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Old 13th July 2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Possible Stereo set up Room Change, Impact on sound.... ??


Just trying to get a rough idea as to the difference a room change may have on a stereo set up.

Currently, in a 3.5 x 3.5m room, painted plastered walls, laminated floor with rug, wooden blinds, not alot of furniture so set up cushions in various places when sitting listening to cut down on high frequency reflections. After tweeking this and that I'm at a point were the sound is rather nice and clear, maybe a bit on the thin side but will work on that.
The two bass ports on each floor stander are plugged to stop bass flabbyness, yet still goes quite deep :-)

The new room I'm hoping for may be 4m x 8m, carpet and glossy wall paper, probably still not a lot of furniture.

I'm guessing the highs may dampen a bit with all that carpet, and curtians rather than blinds, and may have to unplug a bass port or two... to get a bit more movement from the drivers to fill the space.. ??

Any one got any other thoughts?

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Old 15th July 2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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Tough to give an idea what it will sound like, best just to try the new room and see what you think. Once that's done come back and maybe we can help iron out things you are not happy with.
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Old 15th July 2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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fair enough, fingers crossed I will be back :-)
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Old 23rd July 2012, 09:51 PM   #4
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When I moved I was kind of lost with too many parameters. I found it quite helpful to play with a software called CARA. Computer aided room analysis. Not too expensive and easy to use. It is a simulator: you can learn a lot, but it will not make listening tests redundant. So the fun stays!
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