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thuffman03

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Post Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:44 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

He has OCCD bad! :lol:
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Terry F.

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Post Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:37 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

Again, thanks guys, for the comments. OCCD, me? Oh yeah, I have it bad. :) Fortunately, my thin wallet and the normal family needs help keep it in check. The only thing that might tempt me now would be a TFM-75 and I am considering a couple Sunfire subs. I am trying hard to keep these primial urges in check but I know that resistance is futile. :lol:

Best regards,
Terry
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Don

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Post Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:08 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

Terry F. wrote:Again, thanks guys, for the comments. OCCD, me? Oh yeah, I have it bad. :) Fortunately, my thin wallet and the normal family needs help keep it in check. The only thing that might tempt me now would be a TFM-75 and I am considering a couple Sunfire subs. I am trying hard to keep these primial urges in check but I know that resistance is futile. :lol:

Best regards,
Terry


Kingman has a TFM-75 he might want to sell you! :-k
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Post Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:04 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

Don wrote:
Terry F. wrote:Again, thanks guys, for the comments. OCCD, me? Oh yeah, I have it bad. :) Fortunately, my thin wallet and the normal family needs help keep it in check. The only thing that might tempt me now would be a TFM-75 and I am considering a couple Sunfire subs. I am trying hard to keep these primial urges in check but I know that resistance is futile. :lol:

Best regards,
Terry


Kingman has a TFM-75 he might want to sell you! :-k



Thanks, Don. You're not helping, you know. :lol:
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Sunfire TG5,
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weitrhino

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Post Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

Terry,

You have a very visually attractive system, that's for sure. But I'm curious how you are taming that live room? The tile floors have got to be reflecting like mad.
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Terry F.

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Post Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:34 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

weitrhino wrote:Terry,

You have a very visually attractive system, that's for sure. But I'm curious how you are taming that live room? The tile floors have got to be reflecting like mad.


weitrhino,

I aim to add a throw rug in the center and get some much-needed art on the walls. Perhaps I'm used to live rooms as our previous home was tile, as well. Kinda' common here in southern Florida. Since we have cats and my daughter has cat allergies, we try to avoid carpet.

Also, the house is an open plan so that room is missing one wall. I am not sure how that affects room acoustics, I'm all ears if someone could advise.

Best,
Terry
(2) Silver 9t, TFM-55, TFM-35,
Original ALS, AL-III,
Sunfire TG5,
Sony 300 disc changer (yes, I am lazy), Blue-Ray player.
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Post Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:04 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

Terry F. wrote:
weitrhino wrote:Terry,

You have a very visually attractive system, that's for sure. But I'm curious how you are taming that live room? The tile floors have got to be reflecting like mad.


weitrhino,

I aim to add a throw rug in the center and get some much-needed art on the walls. Perhaps I'm used to live rooms as our previous home was tile, as well. Kinda' common here in southern Florida. Since we have cats and my daughter has cat allergies, we try to avoid carpet.

Also, the house is an open plan so that room is missing one wall. I am not sure how that affects room acoustics, I'm all ears if someone could advise.


Terry,

Free room analysis: http://www.auralex.com/pcf/

No affliation- This is a definite starting point to get ideas.
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Post Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:31 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

Don wrote:
Terry F. wrote:Again, thanks guys, for the comments. OCCD, me? Oh yeah, I have it bad. :) Fortunately, my thin wallet and the normal family needs help keep it in check. The only thing that might tempt me now would be a TFM-75 and I am considering a couple Sunfire subs. I am trying hard to keep these primial urges in check but I know that resistance is futile. :lol:

Best regards,
Terry


Kingman has a TFM-75 he might want to sell you! :-k

Don...you crack me up!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: ...Oh...gotta go...Matt just called...
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Don

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Post Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:34 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

kingman wrote:
Don wrote:
Terry F. wrote:Again, thanks guys, for the comments. OCCD, me? Oh yeah, I have it bad. :) Fortunately, my thin wallet and the normal family needs help keep it in check. The only thing that might tempt me now would be a TFM-75 and I am considering a couple Sunfire subs. I am trying hard to keep these primial urges in check but I know that resistance is futile. :lol:

Best regards,
Terry


Kingman has a TFM-75 he might want to sell you! :-k

Don...you crack me up!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: ...Oh...gotta go...Matt just called...



:lol:
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weitrhino

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Post Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:18 am

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

Terry F. wrote:
weitrhino wrote:Terry,

You have a very visually attractive system, that's for sure. But I'm curious how you are taming that live room? The tile floors have got to be reflecting like mad.


weitrhino,

I aim to add a throw rug in the center and get some much-needed art on the walls. Perhaps I'm used to live rooms as our previous home was tile, as well. Kinda' common here in southern Florida. Since we have cats and my daughter has cat allergies, we try to avoid carpet.

Also, the house is an open plan so that room is missing one wall. I am not sure how that affects room acoustics, I'm all ears if someone could advise.

Best,
Terry


Terry, It's hard to get depth cues from the first pic, but I would get your Originals at least 3 feet out from the rear wall, more if you can, and a minimum of 2.5 feet from the side walls. Do not make side and rear walls equidistant from the baffle. The distance will help broaden and deepen the soundstage while the ribbons will still give pinpoint instrument placement. You can either absorb or diffuse reflections and there's an entire industry and science behind it, but start by balancing the speakers, they look a little off unless you don't have a centered listening spot. If you're a near-field listener then in the most general sense you want the speaker end of the room to be dead but more live behind the listener, within reason of course. Sound traps can probably be avoided if you can fill the room with the stuff of life, ie. couches, curtains, area rugs, etc. If you're a far-field listener, you'll want to absorb reflections from the rear wall to avoid boominess. Experiment with it. You can likely make big improvements without spending a cent.
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Terry F.

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Post Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:57 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

weitrhino,

Thanks for that advice. I will experiment this weekend. I have the room to pull them out three feet although I wouldn't want to go much further. How will the lack of a side wall affect the right side speaker?

Thanks,
Terry
(2) Silver 9t, TFM-55, TFM-35,
Original ALS, AL-III,
Sunfire TG5,
Sony 300 disc changer (yes, I am lazy), Blue-Ray player.
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Post Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:02 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

Terry F. wrote:weitrhino,

Thanks for that advice. I will experiment this weekend. I have the room to pull them out three feet although I wouldn't want to go much further. How will the lack of a side wall affect the right side speaker?

Thanks,
Terry


Lack of a side wall will affect imaging & is especially noticeable when using Sonic Holography. It will make the imaging uneven.
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Post Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:26 am

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

What TNRabbit said. Perhaps you can rotate the room 90 degrees? What the hell's more important anyway ~ great sound or approving wife?
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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:04 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

weitrhino wrote:What TNRabbit said. Perhaps you can rotate the room 90 degrees? What the hell's more important anyway ~ great sound or approving wife?


LOL, sound of coarse ! :lol:
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Terry F.

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Post Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:59 pm

Re: Pictures of My Current System, Still a Work In Progress.

Mr. M-500t wrote:
weitrhino wrote:What TNRabbit said. Perhaps you can rotate the room 90 degrees? What the hell's more important anyway ~ great sound or approving wife?


LOL, sound of coarse ! :lol:


Sound! :lol:

I can't rotate the room, I have a window on the outside wall, about where the TV would hang.

I've added an 8x12 foot rug and hung a large oil painting in the room. That seems to help a little. The bummer is I really can't get my right speaker 3 feet out from the wall. Doesn't pass common sense test, it encroaches the path through the room. And with the ALSs already being pretty tippy, I can envision it being knocked over at some point. I can't take that risk.

The bad news: one of my 9t crapped out. So off to Rita's they both go for a tune-up. Damn, didn't need this bill, bad timing.

Regards,
Terry
(2) Silver 9t, TFM-55, TFM-35,
Original ALS, AL-III,
Sunfire TG5,
Sony 300 disc changer (yes, I am lazy), Blue-Ray player.
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