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PSB Alpha B1 mod for PC

I am considering purchasing PSB Alpha B1 speakers to upgrade the audio from my PC, currently no-fi, to lo-fi.

Placement is a problem in that the speakers will be located within a computer hutch or almost against a wall.

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Re: PSB Alpha B1 mod for PC

My experience is that mods do not always work out the way you hope and you are left with something that no one else wants either. I have moved ports with no problem. But I have also made matters worse modding some speakers. So, is there any way you can pull the speakers out just a little? I think it would be worth experimenting with placement before changing the design. Just my $.02

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I am considering purchasing PSB Alpha B1 speakers to upgrade the audio from my PC, currently no-fi, to lo-fi.
Placement is a problem in that the speakers will be located within a computer hutch or almost against a wall.

Try blocking the ports with foam rubber if the upper bass is boomy. If it is only a little boomy, pack the ports with drinking straws, which will allow some port output but at a lower level. In either case you won't damage the speaker and you won't have affected the resale value.

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Re: PSB Alpha B1 mod for PC

I haven't heard of the straw trick. Clever.

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Re: PSB Alpha B1 mod for PC

I have experimented with blocking the ports on mine to address some room placement issues resulting in a pronounced bass peak of around 55-60 hertz. Believe it or not, these small Nerf balls fit perfectly.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2326489

They are pretty dense, such that I would say they block the port quite effectively. I can not comment on how they might work in your situation, but at $6 for the pack, its a pretty cheap tweak.

Brian

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