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ntune

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I changed the wires to Supra 2.0, and now I can actually feel the bass. It's still boomy, but it have a little punch. I think the rest is up to room and the receiver.
 

TheHomeCinemaCentre

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One last time. The issue will be solved when you change the Cerwin's for something smaller and better. Your room is too small and from the combined thought of all your threads you are looking for a nightclub kind of kick rather than the hi-fi kick. If you can afford the Pioneer's I would opt for them.

What you really need to do is to speak to your local specialist and get them involved. That is what they are there for.
 

ntune

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TheHomeCinemaCentre said:
What you really need to do is to speak to your local specialist and get them involved. That is what they are there for.
Too bad my town doesn't have any specialist

EDITED BY MODS - please moderate your language
 

lindsayt

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Which town is that, if you don't mind me asking?

Just thinking that there might be someone on this forum who lives close to you who would be happy to pop round for a listen and maybe bring some alternative components to try in your system.
 
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The issue is that you are exciting the numerous room frequency modes that will be present in the tiny room with those speakers that will be pretty flat down to around 20-30Hz.

No amount of room treatment will be able to improve the situation significantly, there simply isnt enough space.

The best advice has already been given... either move those speakers to a larger listening space or replace with smaller bookshelf speakers which will sound MUCH better in that room- they will start to roll off around 100Hz and not excite the freq modes as much.

I have a similar issue with my EB1i's however my room is *just* big enough that it is not excessively bothersome. I will move to a larger listening room in the near future.

If changing out the listening room/speakers is not an option for you, you could partially fix the low freq response by digital room correction which is essentially applying EQ from the 20-200Hz region to try to level out the reponse at the listening position in the room.
 

ntune

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In cerwin-vega forums, I got the advice to get power amp & multi-band equalizer, and that should cut it.

The kick drums have actually punch now with +10dB bass, I just have to reduce bass guitar a little. Isn't this possible with decent EQ?
 

Rob998

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As you have been told many times by some very experienced people, including the editor-in-chief of What Hifi (who would expect to know about these things seeing as it is his job to know about them), your speakers are too big for your listening area and you are sitting too close to them, never mind the positioning & room shape problems you have. Cerwin Vega! are good speakers in large rooms (where they have room to "breathe") when cranked up, but they are not the right speaker for your room. you might be able to tweak the sound to some extent, but you will never get them sounding their best in your room. Sorry if that isn't what you want to hear, but there you go.

I honestly would sell them & buy a smaller speaker, designed for a small room. Additionally I would buy some stands to mount them on. You will be able to place them further away from the walls & corners which will help a lot. Look at speakers with a front firing bass port which will help reduce the detrimental effect that the sloping wall has. There are loads out there so your best bet is to find out from here what speakers would be good for you & then go & see if you can listen to them somewhere.
 

Mr Morph

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Lee H said:
OK, that has been explained to you before; clearly and competently. I'm starting to get the feeling that the couple of threads you have running are a bit of a wind up.
Genuine or not, I think the clue is in the second picture! I've had a good laugh out of this thread. Thanks!
 

ntune

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I'm sorry to ask a new question, but I'm willing to uncover the truth from the curtain of uncertainty.

Successful Audyssey 2EQ -calibration requires the microphone to be placed at the level of ears. But does it mean the listening position or the standing position?
 

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ntune said:
Successful Audyssey 2EQ -calibration requires the microphone to be placed at the level of ears. But does it mean the listening position or the standing position?
Do you spend a lot of time standing up when listening to your hi-fi?
 

ntune

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The_Lhc said:
ntune said:
Successful Audyssey 2EQ -calibration requires the microphone to be placed at the level of ears. But does it mean the listening position or the standing position?
Do you spend a lot of time standing up when listening to your hi-fi?
No, I sit down and enjoy it.
 

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