Romy the Cat
Joined on 05-28-2004
So, basically you built a wall on the right side, separating
the listening section from whatever it is behind the wall. A bold move. As the
room become slightly smaller and you lost some time for bass dissipation you might
try to drop the slope at your bass section crossover. I do not know where you cross
(too lazy to look in the thread), let pretend that it is second order 115Hz.
Try to switch to 70-80Hz first order and see how you feel. In smaller room this
move I feel it works well. You might feel that it would eat some transients,
then ide the loading a little (in case you drive the bass section by tube SET).
In many cases this will mask out the shorter room reverberation time.
I wonder if you find a way to paint the acoustic foam. I was
not able to. The ugly color they do it so annoying. If you find way to turn it
to a nicer color it would be so much more attractive. Also, my observation is
that if case your room would be large the foam would work better but in case of
small room the definers are much more effective then absorbers, not to mention
the thy might look better. Your panels are very properly positioned and the
combination of absorbers with natural diffuseness of the record shale is very good,
still, now much fun would be if the foam would be in natural wood color…
In your posts before you told that you listening spot in the
middle of the room and you have space to move your couch behind. If so I would very strongly recommend to move
the horns good 4-5 feet from the back wall and see what happens. You much have much
more depth of you imaging and much more complicated layering with this move,
try it, you might like it. You would need to reset your toeing of your speaker
with this move. As you move the speakers closer to the center of the room try
to let then to be pointed at your shoulders, not at your face.
In my view the absolutely best that you have done with your playback
and it is something the I never seen before is to make bookshelf perimeter around
you listening couch, it is so practical, comfortable and so attractive
looking.! I absolutely love it. It also made the whole room feel like a human presence
instead of a typical audio torturing chamber.
Regarding the symmetry. There is a community of people I
know who brings a lot of argument and practical experiments defending asymmetry
in audio listening. They do have point but ONLY in case of phase-misaligned installations.
They have phase-random systems and asymmetry helps them, even deeper, to lose phase
coherency. My personal experience the in context of phase-align systems a symmetry
is very good, in fact the bore anal you go into symmetry the betters result
Anyhow, congratulation with e nice setup. It took for you 3
year, right? I do not want to sound like a jerk and deficit at your parade… but
I am so accustom to do so… :-) What I am trying to say. Get a vintage Tannoy
Red 10 driver with original crossover and connect it along with your playback,
in opposite phase with your MF channels. You might find it worth experiment
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche