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Non directional sound for filling a room
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Old 12th January 2018, 09:04 PM   #11
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That's easy, I didn't realise you specifically wanted MONO
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Old 12th January 2018, 09:15 PM   #12
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Non directional sound for filling a room
You know the old stereo consoles did a great job at room filling and even house filling. Usually low to the ground or even touching it, with the stereo speakers all sharing a baffle.
I own several, and have also built a few.

Might be bigger than you want, but it works.
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Old 12th January 2018, 09:59 PM   #13
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Could we see a sketch of your funny room?
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Old 12th January 2018, 10:36 PM   #14
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What are some ideas for a room where you donít want imaging, but just want great sound throughout the room? This isnít the critical listening room (that I have in a separate room), but a living room with different seating directions and positions. I want a full and engaging sound that we can enjoy throughout the room. I thought of giving the whole family HD 800ís to wear, but I want something more sociable.

There are threads here OB, omni, floor coupled. What technique would you choose if you didnít want imaging, just sound quality throughout the room?

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For music You need an up-firing mono, preferably coaxial at least 8 inches, not necessarily short/floor coupled.

Do You want to use the system for TV sound or just music?
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Old 12th January 2018, 11:10 PM   #15
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Something like a Bose 601?
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Old 12th January 2018, 11:29 PM   #16
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One of these :

http://www.daytonaudio.com/index.php...aker-each.html

upfiring ( in a large stuffed container ) does well .
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Old 13th January 2018, 03:56 AM   #17
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I'm envisioning 6 Tannoy 15in coaxial mounted atop 12 ft long industrial pipes embedded into the foundation.

The funny room is like a square with a quarter removed. So, 5 outside corners. I have a room simulator (CARA) I bought a while ago which I think can model it. I cant remember if it can also do upward facing. No TV in sight - just music.

I was assuming I need mono since I wont have a preferred seating point and don't care about imaging.

The Lxmini is still rather directional with the tweeter, but is still much wider than my other speakers. I plan to mount these in my kitchen, upside down from the ceiling. Bose looks cool.

Having the speakers come from the ceiling seems interesting. There is 12in space in there that can be used for enclosure. If the whole enclosure is in there and the speaker is flush, then it is like a soffit mount.

Any benefit of up firing from the floor vs down from the ceiling? Floor has more stuff blocking the sound, like furniture.
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Old 13th January 2018, 06:13 AM   #18
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Any benefit of up firing from the floor vs down from the ceiling? Floor has more stuff blocking the sound, like furniture.
Yes. I find ceiling speakers get you attention as you walk under them, they are then so close, but another step and the highs disappear.
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I think that ceiling is better place than floor, acoustically. The problem is how to install them. And if you are not happy, what then?

Treble dispersion was not an issue in 1960s, mono record player and radio broadcasts didn't go much above 6kHz. The challenge for omnis is to spray treble evenly.

Duevel's bigger speakers use a compression driver and a spindle. I would copy this principle as first attempt for omni... Start with minidsp 2x4HD, dsp eq and xo.

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Non directional sound for filling a room
I have Llinkwitz Pluto 2s and I really like the way they fill the room with sound and are not fussy about placement. I see the OP has Llinkwitz LXminis, which are similar to Plutos, so I am not sure what he wants to improve (but I would like to hear about his experiments!)
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