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Speaker Settings, Distance, Etfc..

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In my audio area here, I am rather limited. I have a pair of surround speakers and some cheap main speakers.

I was messing with the speaker distance settings on my Pioneer receiver, and found that shifting the main speaker settings caused the soundstage to shift left or right. It's weird, but it helps me understand the effects of delay/distance on sound.

This got me thinking, and I decided to get one of my old speakers and stick it in the center channel spot. I ran the auto-calibration and found the front stage sound to be more coherent and movies much more realistic. The problem is that it was distorting the TV and would not fit where it needed to go. Nonetheless.. I am just merely posting to emphasize the importance of actually having enough speakers..

I don't have a subwoofer and my response drops off below 45hz (although I am currently in the process of building a sono using a Fi Q18).

Experimentation has helped this setup to sound a LOT better even with its limits.

I am hoping to get a new front stage built soon. (I know this is not the DIY section)

So that's all I have to say about that, for now. :P

Just EMPHASIZING the importance of having the correct speakers, which I don't..

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Yeah, to anyone with a system, make sure to read up on speaker/sub placement. Experimentation (even some placements that don't make sense) would help a lot.

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In my audio area here, I am rather limited. I have a pair of surround speakers and some cheap main speakers.

I was messing with the speaker distance settings on my Pioneer receiver, and found that shifting the main speaker settings caused the soundstage to shift left or right. It's weird, but it helps me understand the effects of delay/distance on sound.

This got me thinking, and I decided to get one of my old speakers and stick it in the center channel spot. I ran the auto-calibration and found the front stage sound to be more coherent and movies much more realistic. The problem is that it was distorting the TV and would not fit where it needed to go. Nonetheless.. I am just merely posting to emphasize the importance of actually having enough speakers..

I don't have a subwoofer and my response drops off below 45hz (although I am currently in the process of building a sono using a Fi Q18).

Experimentation has helped this setup to sound a LOT better even with its limits.

I am hoping to get a new front stage built soon. (I know this is not the DIY section)

So that's all I have to say about that, for now. :)

Just EMPHASIZING the importance of having the correct speakers, which I don't..

Dont forget a just as important thing . Room acoustics. Dampen that room down with carpet, mats and a rug on the rear wall , if possable . Alan

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