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Old 24th August 2012, 12:14 AM   #871
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Off thread I know , but the room.

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Old 24th August 2012, 02:38 AM   #872
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Ahhhhh, well, a staggered back wall (firing towards couchs and the kitchen cabinets sounds way better than a bare wall).

I started with 10 x 4' long x 4" pvc tubes to "attack" the side wall reflection (brick) in a house.

I eventually settled on sonotube (4' tall x 12" wide) because it was only $5 each, 7 years ago. I kept a little less than a foot between them. I used 4 of them on the side wall to catch 1st reflections. It made a huge difference to the sound quality. It was like the wall moved back 20'. My back wall reflection was fine (couch on 1 or 2 cider blocks high), but I imagine the round tubes would have helped behind you. I'be been tempted to try 4 in the back of my current horrible room.

I've had a whole 24' side wall covered in 3" foam but it was so dead it was uncomfortable.

Since then I'm been a fan of diffusion (round definitely, not slats) similar to old church designs. To me, get the sides, then the back, then the front. Then if you are daring, go for the ceiling and lastly maybe the floor.

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i think one should spend about three to five times on speakers than they spend on the rest of the system. Also they should spend some money on preparing their listening room.

speakers are the worst offender in a system.
You do that, you usually don't end up with the best system for the money. As inferior in the chain as a speaker may be, it is important to have a good source and a synergistic amp to drive the speakers with of you end up just reproducing crap.

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... with attendant worries about USB asynchronous output...
Or just get a Firewire DAC

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Old 24th August 2012, 12:24 PM   #875
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You do that, you usually don't end up with the best system for the money. As inferior in the chain as a speaker may be, it is important to have a good source and a synergistic amp to drive the speakers with of you end up just reproducing crap.

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find me a system that sounds better than the 12" CF AN in 5.6 cabs and the lm4780 in stereo, for less than eur500.

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Define 'better.'
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Well, you're the one who said it.
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If you invested just a bit more money you could build an F5 or maybe an Aleph J, or ...... but for the price probably hard to beat your setup

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Aleph J still has that special sound. Wonderful midrange and top end. Do you have one M?
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