Good Skills Paul Broke - they are unusual panels - what make are they - do you have a link to info on them?
Meridian G61R, HD621, G55, Optimised Audio PC - J River / JPlay / Custom Full Linear Power Supply Panasonic 65VT65, Marantz UD7007, HIFi Racks Podium Reference
Monitor Audio GX100, GXC150, Apex A10, BK XLS400 (set with hard knee house curve)
JCAT USB and Sata, Graham Slee Spatia (SC) Graham Slee Lautus Digial / Analogue IC x 9
They are " Visquare - Premium Vicoustic" panels. You can find another types;
Tv : Panasonic 65VX300 Plasma - AV Receiver: Pioneer SC-LX85 - Speakers: Monitor Audio Apex 7.1 - BD Player: Oppo BDP-103 - Speaker Cables: Chord Carnival Silver Screen - Rack: HiFi Racks Podium XL
Why have you got the panels behind the speakers? Who advised you to do that?
Vicoustic dealer technicians have adviced this placement. As you can see, the front speakers are close to the rear wall and side walls. They said that "echoes from that wall will arrive soon after the direct sound, early reflections will be primary problem for this setup" so we preffered this placement.
IS there any difference in sound performance if Apex speakers are fix on the wall VS. if there are on original stand ???
Though Apex are cleverly constructed for wall mounting these speakers, like most, will likely give you more 'air' and 'space' a bit away from room boundaries so placing them on the dedicated stands (A10's only, not A40, which doesn't have a stand) will not only bring them up to ideal height but give you more freedom of placement and fine adjustment, as long as your room/decor allows that of course. I have a mix of both myself, my front trio are placed ontop my A/V-cabinet while the pair of rear speakers are on the stands and I must say they sound slightly better. All of mine are between 20-50 cm away from walls. Not saying yours won't sound good mounted to your wall, I'm sure you'd be impressed anyway.
Current A/V equipment:
NUFORCE AVP-18 (processor/DAC) | NUFORCE MCH-300SEC7 (multichannel amplifier) | MONITOR AUDIO APEX (5.2 speaker system) | SAMSUNG LE-52B755 (tv) | DENON DBT-3313UD (disc transport) | NAIM UNITISERVE (music server) | SUPRA (cabling) | LOGITECH HARMONY 900 (universal remote) | NORDOST PULSAR POINTS (isolation feet)
I just picked up 3 A10s so thought I say hi. I'm looking for a suitable AVR at the moment but have not so much a budget constraint as much as space. I was very tempted by the A3010 for £800 but it's too deep! I'm looking for something no more than 25cm high and 40cm deep. Budget is really £600, but if it's something special then I might be able to stretch it. Or would I be better off getting another 2 A10s to complete the set? The AVR is a Sony DN610 at the moment and I'm currently using 2 Tannoy SFX sats as the rears. Mostly used for movies.
Thanks in advance, Ashley.
Sony 40NX713, Panasonic BDT320, ATV3, Denon AVR3313, Monitor Audio Apex A10 3.0, Tannoy SFX 2.1
Thank you Ricky,
I have Mezzo 6 and Mezzo 1, but I do not like the bass from them especially mezzo 1, it sounds sharp, not natural, that is why I m looking for something better little bit softer, I can change cross freq. from 80 to 160 it will decrease sharp bass, so sub can hear better
How does A10 and A 40 sound regarding the bass ?
My centre is B&W HTM62, it has 120 watts max, so if A 40 has 200 watt, it will sound completely different and I gues more free .
My options will be 1. go for A 10 as surround
2. buy four A10 plus A40
3. buy RXFx
What do you think ?
Some say that Mezzo 6 sound better than A 10 for music or at least the same good
Last problem will be what sub should I buy ? My KEF 1000.2 is not bad has only 100 watts but it is enough for me, question is how will be matching A 10 ? I certainly do not want expensive sub with 500 watts, which will be on minimum level to keep good relationship with wife and neighbours.
I forgot :Receiver is Yamaha 2010
Hi guys thought i would just show some pics of my bedroom setup with my ma apex 5.1 speakers
SONY 55 KDL HX853 - YAMAHA RX1010 - MA APEX 5.1 - PS3
VERY nice pictures there Jmknight93!
Clean and simple decore also, I like it. Your system is so descrete, but naturally it's bound to sound the opposite! Nice to see someone with plenty of room treatments also (it's not that common), incl the "bass traps" in each corner. Well done. PS! have you considered moving the A40 center to the front edge of the a/v cabinet? I know it's probably an estethic issue, but that top shelf right infront of it there is no benefit for the sound (trust me, I've been there - done that). I keep mine just half an inch over the edge of the cabinet, so the speaker can project it's sound freely, slightly tilted upwards too. It's worth a shot if you haven't considered it yet.
Hi Rickydeg Thanks for the feedback I will try moving the a40 forwards tomorrow I am looking to find somthing to put under it to tilt it upwards I might get couple of those auralex speakerdudes
Hi RickyDeg. I have a question for you regarding audyssey calibration. With my 4520 I tried several placements of the eight mic positions with very different results. As you have a room very similar to mine I'd like to know what are the exact mic positions that works the best for you to try around here.
Thanks a lot in advance!
Hope all is well. Getting different results by how you place the mic always seem to happen with Audyssey. Some outside factors may affect the result also. You are not alone on this. I basically follow this video and mic placement recommendations, Very good advice in here. I keep the mic close to the main sweet spot every time I measure.
Sry..just testing. Cant get my topic to work..(cant get text in)
Edit: This worked. Anyone can tell me what im doing wrong?
Topic: Help to find receiver and subwoofer.
You'll find that even moving the microphone back or forth an inch can give you quite different results, particularly to the crossover point of the speakers the nearer the mic is to a rear wall. Sometimes its a case of trial and error to get the sound you want, but don't try and "manufacture" an end result - Audyssey should be compensating for your listening position, not a point half a foot to your left because it gives a better response.
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
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