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post #51 of 70 Old 12-01-14, 02:14 PM
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Re: Chane Music & Cinema Home Theater Speaker System Giveaway Winner Announcement

I put the subs to the left and right of the equipment rack (read IKEA coffee table) and walking around I don't hear anything nasty. Granted, I haven't done any measurements. I will at some point as I have a UMIK-1 with REW installed on the laptop, but it may just have to wait for the rare moment I'm home alone.

I just have the L and R sitting on top of the subs right now, but I do have a couple stands I built a while back that I need to cut down a few inches to get the right height for the horn to ear level.

Also in the works are grilles for the subs. Right now I've got the subs pointed to the wall with about a 6 inch gap just to keep little pokey toddler fingers and feet away from the drivers. They sound good even with that non-ideal configuration. My wife picked up some speaker cloth from Joanns (who knew?), and it actually looks pretty decent at only $8.99 a yard. I only need a yard to cover both grilles as it's 60 inch cloth, and will make the frames with some MDF.

Haha, yeah, pie is my wife and MIL's thing they do every year, and out of 12 pies and a cheesecake, I think there is one piece of pumpkin and one piece of peach, and no, I feel no shame for stuffing my face with that deliciousness .

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Fantastic.
It's really great to hear (read) the excitement you have with your new gear.
Congratulations again on being the lucky winner.
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I put the subs to the left and right of the equipment rack (read IKEA coffee table) and walking around I don't hear anything nasty. Granted, I haven't done any measurements. I will at some point as I have a UMIK-1 with REW installed on the laptop, but it may just have to wait for the rare moment I'm home alone.

I just have the L and R sitting on top of the subs right now, but I do have a couple stands I built a while back that I need to cut down a few inches to get the right height for the horn to ear level.

Also in the works are grilles for the subs. Right now I've got the subs pointed to the wall with about a 6 inch gap just to keep little pokey toddler fingers and feet away from the drivers. They sound good even with that non-ideal configuration. My wife picked up some speaker cloth from Joanns (who knew?), and it actually looks pretty decent at only $8.99 a yard. I only need a yard to cover both grilles as it's 60 inch cloth, and will make the frames with some MDF.
Sounds like you are off to a great start. If you don't notice much variation as you move around the room then hopefully you won't have too many rough spots to deal with. REW is definitely worth trying, just don't get too obsessive over getting a ruler flat response graph. And yes, it might be best to wait until you've got the place to yourself for a while.

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Haha, yeah, pie is my wife and MIL's thing they do every year, and out of 9 pies and a cheesecake, I think there is one piece of pumpkin and one piece of peach, and no, I feel no shame for stuffing my face with that deliciousness .
Amen brother!
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Fantastic.
It's really great to hear (read) the excitement you have with your new gear.
Congratulations again on being the lucky winner.
Thanks! I really am as excited as my extensive use of all caps words indicates . I mentioned on Chane's forum that this was one giant leap for me. With three kids under 4, budgeting for other fun stuff besides the kiddos needs gets squeezed to the point that attaining a system like this would have taken me at least another 4, 5 years. I'm hoping I can find a sectional soon for the basement, then this all will go down there for a true viewing area (at which point my wife will be a bit more appeased - she was a little shocked at the size of the subs! ).
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Sounds like you are off to a great start. If you don't notice much variation as you move around the room then hopefully you won't have too many rough spots to deal with. REW is definitely worth trying, just don't get too obsessive over getting a ruler flat response graph. And yes, it might be best to wait until you've got the place to yourself for a while.
With the receiver I have I really won't be able to do much with whatever measurements I get as far as LCR goes. It doesn't have any type of on board eq, so I will just be looking to flatten out the low end as much as I can with the very limited configuration options available. I'm definitely seeing the limitations of this receiver! The Chane 10s eat up the power and I notice I turn the volume up much higher to get to the same level of "loudness" as my old junk speakers - albeit the 10s have vastly less distortion (man they sound good!).
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Re: Chane Music & Cinema Home Theater Speaker System Giveaway Winner Announcement

Glad you're enjoying the set-up

Definitely EQ the subs with the UMIK-1 and REW. Assuming they need some fine tuning, there's nothing quite like a properly EQ-ed pair of subs!
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With the receiver I have I really won't be able to do much with whatever measurements I get as far as LCR goes. It doesn't have any type of on board eq, so I will just be looking to flatten out the low end as much as I can with the very limited configuration options available. I'm definitely seeing the limitations of this receiver! The Chane 10s eat up the power and I notice I turn the volume up much higher to get to the same level of "loudness" as my old junk speakers - albeit the 10s have vastly less distortion (man they sound good!).
Interesting that they seem to need more power to achieve the desired loudness. Their high sensitivity design should generally allow them to play more than loud enough with a pretty small amount of amp power.
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Yeah, i don't know. It may be a perception thing, or as my understanding is the higher perceived volume that goes with distortion with the old speakers. Whatever the case may be, they do get very loud when called upon.
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Re: Chane Music & Cinema Home Theater Speaker System Giveaway Winner Announcement

I finally got grilles made for the subs to keep little busy fingers off the drivers, and I have to say, I'm pleased how they turned out.

The current setup:

I have a pair of stands I didn't use in the photo for the LR, but I've got to figure out a way to keep the LR rigid to the stands because I anchor them to the wall (again due to little busybodies).

I used Scotch "Extreme" Fasteners to connect the grille to the subs, and they are awesome. I didn't want to have to drill into the front baffle, and I think the fastener looks good even with the grill off (btw, the adhesive is more than adequate to keep it adhered while you pull to separate the grill from the sub).


I made the grilles from the 1/2" sheet of MDF that came as part of the packing material on the pallet (very well packed pallet; nice work, Chane!). I ripped the sheet into 1.75" strips and glued to make a frame. My friend helped me router the inside and outside edges, which gave a clean look that matches the roundover on the subs.


I LOVE this system, and Christmas break turned into seeing how many movies we could watch. Amazing sound and the subs rock the house with awesome impact as well as clarity.
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Pretty slick way to make a grill.

The speakers seems to be awfully close to each other though. Are you in the position to move them a bit further apart? You might be crushing the soundfield the way they are now.

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