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tips for getting the best outta my speakers?

what are some of the things that i should avoid when placing my speakers?

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Re: tips for getting the best outta my speakers?

on a steep incline, on your cats's tail, in front of the tv, in front of the refrigerator, makes it hard to get the milk. In or around water, out of phase, in direct sunlight, near areas whre it will be rained on. Or placing them in the wrong house. Away from open flames, too close to combustibles. And last, don't let your wife see your girlfriends new setup, sh ewill want a pari just like your girlfriend, a nice pair...

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Or just read this:

http://stereophile.com/reference/81/index1.html

http://stereophile.com/reference/45/index2.html

Doesn't fit? Just keep them far enough apart so you can enjoy stereo and about at listening level for height. Or you can be more specific about your equipment. Don't mind DUP. His loudspeakers are so fat that the back of their necks looks like a pack of hot dogs. They're so big that they create a hallway between his living room and kitchen area. That is where he hangs his family photos, GED Certificate, and his mounted singing fish.

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Re: tips for getting the best outta my speakers?

thanks. I got these speakers: http://www.yamaha.ca/av/speakers/EFSeries_NS555.asp , and these receivers: http://www.yamaha.ca/av/Receivers/HTR_5540.jsp#specs , they are not professional but i think they sound pretty good.

i put them beside the tv which sits on a cabinet, i donno if this will do any bad to the sound

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Re: tips for getting the best outta my speakers?

A little further apart and away from the wall would be better.

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Professional really doesn't mean anything other than rugged. If you think your gear sounds "pretty good" that's what matters. A good spread for your speakers is the same distance you sit from them. In other words try a triangle with all three sides the same length as a starting point.

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hey thanks, thats exactly what ive been doing, tho do you think i should get better speakers or amp?

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All those labels associated with that amp tell you that it probably won't sound any different than any other ones with the same labels. Like in the days of the "Hi-Fi" label. As for the loudspeakers, the specs like sensitivity and frequency response are about the same of any others in the same range. You got "Hi-Fi" commercial gear and they all pretty much sound the same, which is very good. But there is a wide difference between "very good" and "excellent", which many on this forum strive for; myself not included. I'm content with "very good". For now.

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so what speakers do you have?

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so what speakers do you have?

I run a pair of 5-way Sansui SP2500. These are nice old loudspeakers. Tube amp people like these sort of loudspeakers. I also run a pair of 3-way custom oak cabinets with Realistic components. Back in the day when Radio Shack stocked these sort of things on the shelf.

http://forum.stereophile.com/forum/showf...=true#Post10270

Sansui SP2500 Specifications
Woofer (1) 12"
Midrange (2) 5" cone type
Tweeter (2) 2" horn type
Power Rating 80W (peak)
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 98dB/1W (at 1m distance)
Frequency Range 50-20k
Crossover Network 3-way 12dB/oct. parallel type
Crossover Frequencies 700Hz, 6500Hz
Dimensions 25.25"H x 16.25"W x 10.875"D
Weight 51.3 lbs
Finish walnut open pore
Built mid-1970s

Realistic (custom cabinet) Specifications
Woofer (1) 8"
Midrange (1) 2" soft dome type (1600Hz w/crossover capacitor)
Tweeter (1) 1.25" dome type (7000Hz w/crossover capacitor)
Power Rating 50W (rms)
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 87dB/1W (at 1m distance)
Frequency Range 45-20k
Dimensions 28.5"H x 12"W x 11"W
Weight 41 lbs
Finish solid red oak
Built early 1990s

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Are you unsatisfied with your present gear? If you are the first thing to change would be your speakers.

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You're gonna get all kinds of recommendations for speakers on this site. However - most will agree on one thing. Ditch those speakers. (I have one small caveat. Do you listen to them as pure background and never listen to them set up right or with yours ears level with the tweeters? If so then maybe you don't switch. If you intend to do some serious listening they have to go)

If you do some serious listening and are open to suggestions we need to know - what music you like - room size - locations speakers can or will go (close to or away from walls/shelves) - how much you want to spend and what equipment you have

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Hey sphaeron3, hope you got set up right, just my 2cents on things and for anyone looking for answers as well. the best way to set up speakers is your ear, hell, there your speakers and it's your house!! so you pick a good friend, buy them their favorite beverage, or cook their favorite meal, buy a couple of cd's they have said they liked recently or, better yet LP'S!!, and have them move the speakers around, pull them forward, push them back, pull them away, push pull tilt angle, pick a song you know very well, must have nice bass, sweet vocals, well recorded highs DUH!!
Then let them play whatever they would like for an evening while they enjoy their favorite beverage and, you home cooked dinner, and, most important, return the favor, win win situation!!!
Peace Craig

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Reserve the alcoholic beverages as a reward to you and your friend(s) after the job is done. Experience (and science) has shown that consumption of alcohol warps one's auditory perception. Of course, if you always listen hammered, that's a different story!

Kal

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