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Re: Stonehenge begins

Post by Toy Maker » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:09 am

I'm not so sure I'd try to use Carver ribbons for a surround system ?!?!?!? They are so directional, and surround is supposed to more ambient than a ribbon is designed to be??
There really shouldn't be that much of a "sweet spot" for surround sound, as where the ribbons really only sound good IN the sweet spot, and roll off if you are out of it.
Surrounds should project the rear channels all over the back of the room... not shooting them directly at you.
Surround is the one time I could to recommend BOSE and not feel like a traitor :lol:
Personally I prefer Mirage Omnisat speakers for surrounds. They are small, and can project a BIG sound.

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Re: Stonehenge begins

Post by BillD » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:38 pm

Well, you will be sitting in the sweet spot. The deal was to make the timbre correct.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Re: Stonehenge begins

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:23 pm

BillD wrote:Well, you will be sitting in the sweet spot. The deal was to make the timbre correct.
In honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day" on Sep 19th: "Bills, does the timbre give you shivers?"

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Re: Stonehenge begins

Post by BillD » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:35 pm

Yes, Timbre me shivers!

Anyway, I'm gonna try something. In that these are dipolar, I might just face them towards the back of the room (and they will fire forward too. Thanks for the thought, James. Might take the felt off the back, too, and put more open cell reticulated foam in its place.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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