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Re: Subwoofer discusion thread - suggestions, tips and info
« Reply #61 on: September 19, 2012, 00:07 »
A good summary of what there is to know about Audyssey:
http://www.avsforum.com/a/audyssey-faq-and-new-user-101-help-setup-guide
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Re: Subwoofer discusion thread - suggestions, tips and info
« Reply #62 on: December 01, 2012, 06:48 »
Great article on bass and setup :
http://www.soundoctor.com/whitepapers/subs.htm
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Re: Subwoofer discusion thread - suggestions, tips and info
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2012, 11:32 »
 
 Having moved from a very budget sub in my early days (Robertson Audio 12") to more expensive ones as my ability to afford them went up, I have some advice for other bass lovers…. I am not expert, there are many more experienced gurus out there, but I do want to spend the least to get the right sub.

Good sub selection, plus placement and room treatment can
make a lesser sub sound better, or you may also wonder why an expensive sub sounds so disappointing in your home.

Furthermore if there is going to be concurrent renovations plan ahead and integrate the home theatre system and any sound treatment into the renovation.


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Re: Subwoofer discusion thread - suggestions, tips and info
« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2012, 12:20 »
Furthermore if there is going to be concurrent renovations plan ahead and integrate the home theatre system and any sound treatment into the renovation.

I was planning to do this for my new place but with the recent experience in doing some minimal treatment at my current place, feel its more important to listen to the effect of each treatment in ur listening environment before making anything permanent.

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Re: Subwoofer discusion thread - suggestions, tips and info
« Reply #65 on: December 23, 2012, 15:32 »
We are all at liberty to do as we please in our homes. Those with plenty of experience will be tweaking constantly.

If you don't fall into this category, then plan ahead, so it becomes integral in your renovations. For the average HT user, aesthetic concerns override any potential benefits of future add-ons. Furthermore the lady of the house is likely to veto lots of ugly pads, diffusers and other items commonly used in the dedicated dens that enthusiasts use.

For example siting a subwoofer is a big deal, and having a spot or two for it, with some considerations for sound is vital. And plan ahead - eg buy a subwoofer cable long enough to allow variations in position or install the cables into the walls before. Cables can be affordable and allow such flexibility.

So IMO, it is advisable to plan ahead, work with a acoustic expert, and if needed, tweak it later on, but with the aesthetic caveats mentioned above.

YMMV.
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Re: Subwoofer discusion thread - suggestions, tips and info
« Reply #66 on: December 30, 2012, 22:18 »
Subwoofer Setup & Optimization

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Re: Subwoofer discusion thread - suggestions, tips and info
« Reply #67 on: April 01, 2013, 22:14 »
Oldies but goodies, subwoofer secrets from 1995:

http://www.nousaine.com/pdfs/Subwoofer%20Secrets.pdf

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Re: Subwoofer discusion thread - suggestions, tips and info
« Reply #68 on: February 16, 2014, 16:58 »
Adding the standing wave calculator to the sticky:
http://www.marktaw.com/recording/Acoustics/RoomModeStandingWaveCalcu.html

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Re: Subwoofer discusion thread - suggestions, tips and info
« Reply #71 on: November 22, 2014, 13:26 »

This is interesting. I have to admit I never tweak in this structured manner. Anyone here practice this diligently?
A useful document on sub distance tweaking:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Audyssey%20Sub%20Distance%20Tweak%20Procedure%20Oct%202013.pdf


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