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makavy
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Fatigue with new system

Hi,

First, let me say I'm a total noobie. Not only is this my first post, but I'm new to the world of high-end audio.

Anyway, I've recently purchased a pair of Morel Octave 5.2m speakers and connected them to an 8 year old Onkyo dx575x receiver. They're hooked up in a 4m X 2m living room that's missing a wall (it opens to the rest of the house), and the three walls that it does have are currently naked.

Sadly, I find that I get fatigued listening to this setup very quickly. At a low volume, I can go maybe 45 minutes. If I crank it up then it starts becoming uncomfortable very quickly.

I'm assuming that there are imperfections/distortions that are causing this rapid fatigue - but my ears are not developed enough to pick up on them.

I'd be happy for some advice on how to go about troubleshooting this problem.

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the three walls that it does have are currently naked. Sadly, I find that I get fatigued listening to this setup very quickly.


Jack's link has the right answer - acoustic treatment. Especially the part on Page 3 that features my company's products.

Seriously, fatigue is caused by early reflections and untamed echoes and ambience. Bass traps are equally important, but a three-sided room has the advantage of less bass build-up. However, it's best if the missing side is behind you.

There's a lot of non-sales advice on my company's web site, linked under my name below. This article in particular will give you a good start:

How to Set Up a Room

Then follow up with any questions.

--Ethan

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The replies regarding room treatments is correct and important speaker placement has not been brought up.
Speaker position will make a big difference in your systems sound. Typically it will create an increase in output at certain lower frequencies. These low frequency peaks can be very annoying.

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