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Re: The listening room

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Twistedheat02 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:57 pm
Ours is a very small room approx 3.5m x 3.

I couldn't get away with big speakers in there.

The acoustics are actually pretty good. There is quite a lot of soft furnishings which I think help.

To be fair I've positioned my rig in the optimal position (firing down the length of the room).l

I would love a dedicated listening room one day but being honest a lot of the appeal of music for me is listening with my mrs so the setup we have now works pretty well.
I've visited one member here who has 4 foot high Tannoys in a smaller room than that...but his is a dedicated listening room.
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Re: The listening room

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savvypaul wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:05 pm
Twistedheat02 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:57 pm
Ours is a very small room approx 3.5m x 3.

I couldn't get away with big speakers in there.

The acoustics are actually pretty good. There is quite a lot of soft furnishings which I think help.

To be fair I've positioned my rig in the optimal position (firing down the length of the room).l

I would love a dedicated listening room one day but being honest a lot of the appeal of music for me is listening with my mrs so the setup we have now works pretty well.
I've visited one member here who has 4 foot high Tannoys in a smaller room than that...but his is a dedicated listening room.
How did it sound Paul? 8-)
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Re: The listening room

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Twistedheat02 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:52 am
savvypaul wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:05 pm
Twistedheat02 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:57 pm
Ours is a very small room approx 3.5m x 3.

I couldn't get away with big speakers in there.

The acoustics are actually pretty good. There is quite a lot of soft furnishings which I think help.

To be fair I've positioned my rig in the optimal position (firing down the length of the room).l

I would love a dedicated listening room one day but being honest a lot of the appeal of music for me is listening with my mrs so the setup we have now works pretty well.
I've visited one member here who has 4 foot high Tannoys in a smaller room than that...but his is a dedicated listening room.
How did it sound Paul? 8-)
A lot to like about it. I'd rather have Klipsxh Cornwalls or La Scala than the Tannoys, though.

Contrary to popular myth, most large driver speakers are very dynamic at low listening levels. This is especially true with high efficiency speakers, ime. I find that most small speakers need a lot of volume before they come alive, sounding boxed in and compressed at low volumes

Living in a terraced cottage, I want a speaker that can immerse me in the music without starting a war with my neighbours...
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Re: The listening room

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savvypaul wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:14 am
Twistedheat02 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:52 am
savvypaul wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:05 pm


I've visited one member here who has 4 foot high Tannoys in a smaller room than that...but his is a dedicated listening room.
How did it sound Paul? 8-)
A lot to like about it. I'd rather have Klipsxh Cornwalls or La Scala than the Tannoys, though.

Contrary to popular myth, most large driver speakers are very dynamic at low listening levels. This is especially true with high efficiency speakers, ime. I find that most small speakers need a lot of volume before they come alive, sounding boxed in and compressed at low volumes

Living in a terraced cottage, I want a speaker that can immerse me in the music without starting a war with my neighbours...

Sounds nice mate....

I get what you mean about the neighbours. We are in a terrace so cannot get too carried away!
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When I lived in a terrace as a student we had very elderly neighbours on both sides. Both had hearing problems so we got away with a lot :dance: :dance: :dance: We lived up a steep hill and I always helped them carry their shopping up the hill as well as other errands and repairs in their houses. Happy days :grin:
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Have been in a detached for nearly five years so no problems with volume. Was in a semi detached before and only had problems with one set of neighbours who were their for nearly nine years. They were complete nutters and things got very nasty with police, the council and solicitors before they moved out.
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CN211276 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Have been in a detached for nearly five years so no problems with volume. Was in a semi detached before and only had problems with one set of neighbours who were their for nearly nine years. They were complete nutters and things got very nasty with police, the council and solicitors before they moved out.
I'd love a detached place, just for the ability to crank it up guilt free. one day.....
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Twistedheat02 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:53 pm
CN211276 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Have been in a detached for nearly five years so no problems with volume. Was in a semi detached before and only had problems with one set of neighbours who were their for nearly nine years. They were complete nutters and things got very nasty with police, the council and solicitors before they moved out.
I'd love a detached place, just for the ability to crank it up guilt free. one day.....
It was a major consideration when moving house. :character-beavisbutthead:
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HP Grado SR 325e, Chord Mojo, AQ Carbon.
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The new tv has necessitated a change in speaker positioning which has resulted in an improvement in SQ. :grin:

Unlike the previous one the new tv is wall mounted. This presented a problem as there was nothing in the wall cavity to support it if centred where the previous one was. The tv is now more to the centre of the room, a couple more feet to the left. As a speaker could not fit underneath they had to be moved. The right speaker is now further from the side wall/window with the left speaker closer to the wooden hifi rack. I have also positioned them slightly furhther apart, with similar toe in and close proximity to the rear wall.

The SQ improvement is a greater sense of space with improved imaging. The frequency balance has not changed, but bass seems tighter with cymbals and tamborines sharper. I put this down to the previous closer proximity to the side wall/window to a speaker and also the sofa up against this side wall. The speaker is no longer above a sofa arm. The tv might also be playing a small part as it is behind the speakers and not a!ongside. It is also bigger than the previous one and makes the Cube 1s each side look smaller. Am very pleased with the UHD tv as well as the resulting SQ benefits. Hope the cricket restarts soon. :grin:
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Have you seen the frame televisions by Samsung ?

As seen on PFM. I want one, in fact I want this listening room but with carpet, several more amplifiers and MUCH bigger speakers :guiness;

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