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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:11 am 
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A lot of good suggestions here,
but before buying anything, try placing the speakers along the wall facing any openings.
In other words, place the speakers on the opposite side of the openings.

Place the speakers at asymmetric distances off the wall and asymmetric distances along the wall.
I think this is critical in small rooms.

Toe the speakers in.

If there is too much bass - move the speakers farther from the walls
or lifting the speakers 4" or 5" off the floor will reduce bass.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:24 am 
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....If too little bass and too much reflected sound is sensed,try placing speakers aimed diagonally into the room.Gradually toe out one speaker in small intervals and listen to results.Place a large cushion at the first reflection point of the toed out speaker....continue toeing out up to 15 degrees away from the listening position....


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:34 am 
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The first reflection point needs a definition. It is where you would see your speaker from the listening position, if you placed a mirror on the wall at that point.

First reflection points are critical in room treatment. They are the surfaces from which undesirable reflected sound meets your ears most quickly. This quick arrival means you hear the reflection very soon after the initial, desired sound reaches you from the speaker. Two similar sounds arriving very close together will induce cancellation and reinforcement of sound energy. Frequency response and imaging are affected.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:52 am 
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OBI56 wrote:
I gave up on getting any sort of decent sound in my new smaller livingroom and have gone exclusively with headphones.


Me too, but I wish I had tried omnis first.

del Sol


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:32 am 
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Maybe we can help you more if you can provide more detail about the problem. "Poor sound" can mean a dozen different things...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:18 am 
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Dimensions?
Maybe do picture for pple. here..helps a lot
If you are in a corner placement what is the dimensions of placement there ie: speakers?
Proximity to all walls, rear and space between speakers seating position to this
Corner placement might be tricky depending on the room
Whats the furnishings..soft, hard, over crowded etc


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:59 am 
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Here's a great article for speaker placement that works....

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/blog/system ... minars.htm


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:39 am 
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Having a picture of your set up might help people with suggestions and to see the reflection points happening in your set up. Also you might try sealed speaker designs and or go to bookshelves with either stands or wall brackets to help with speaker placement, as I believe your paradigm Phamtoms are tower speakers,correct?


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