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To biamp or not to biamp; that is the question~

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erniejade1

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Post Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:26 pm

Re: To biamp or not to biamp; that is the question~

You know what, YES. the room! the room sucked!!!!!!!!!! I brought the speakers up stairs to the living room and that room is 13X18. It sounded like a completely different speaker and much better. I brought up a few more speakers and tried them out in the living room and all of them sounded wonderful!!!! BUT, I didnt want to mess up the living room with all of my equipment so what did i do? Split the basement up and I now have a 13X18 room in the basement. Having the speakers towrds the center of the room ( the long part) 2 -3 feet from the side walls facing the 13 foot wall made one hell of a difference. The cement block room they just didnt sound good at all. I took off the bbe, tone is in bypass now on the c-19. I feel like I have new speakers. I know not everyone can just re-do a room or might not always be the case but, in mine, OMG. Then i think back to how many speakers I thought were shit and they might not have been or how much equipment I have gone through ( or have collected ) when the entire time it was the rooms fault.

Bottom line and lesson learned:
If something doesn't sound right or good, and you see a ton of outstanding reviews on it, 1, check your equipment, 2, placement, 3 the room itself.

I am still playing with them to find the best place in the room but so far, the magic sopt is about 10 feet away from the chair, 2-3 feet from the side wall, chair on the 13 foot wall about 1 foot from the wall. If i put the chair back about 4-5 inches or against the wall, the bass increases.
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mbskeam

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Post Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:57 pm

Re: To biamp or not to biamp; that is the question~

your measurements sound about like mine, and it sounds good....
if I stuff my plats to the wall it will mellow them out, if I pull them out about 3' then it comes alive.... \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
my chair is about 12' back from the speaks.

to use Kingmans line:
it's all about what sounds good to you...
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erniejade1

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Post Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:09 pm

Re: To biamp or not to biamp; that is the question~

I do have the room to pull them back another 2 feet i will give it a try!
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Rainman

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Post Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:57 am

Re: To biamp or not to biamp; that is the question~

mbskeam wrote:to use Kingmans line:
it's all about what sounds good to you...


I agree with this except..... What happens when.. thanks to a friend you suddenly realize what sounds good can actually sound great?
This happens from time to time and it sounds like it's in the process of happening here when the speakers were moved from the basement. Good for you on being willing to move things around and experiment with set up (the horse I have been beating for years now)
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:41 am

Re: To biamp or not to biamp; that is the question~

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Post Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:38 pm

Re: To biamp or not to biamp; that is the question~

now thats funny!!!
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