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post #171 of 461 Old 04-26-12, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Wow that's a lot of vodka -you are truly prepared for any kind of mix request!

The pool table setup looks great!
Thanks! It is definitely a lot of vodka! Clearly we don't drink enough!!


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I was playing with REW a bit using the graphs I got back in February (before the mirrors came down) to see how the filters worked.
I used the "sub under the TV" graphs for this example... my biggest hole in all the graphs appears to be at 47hz (when looking at subwoofer range of 15-80hz). I'm looking at whether it is worthwhile to boost up the 47hz area or if it is not worth the risk to my sub...







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I picked up the one final piece I needed to have a truly useful REW setup last night: I got a laptop on eBay for $32! The laptop I own had been broken for the last 5 years - it fell off my lap and broke the power cable connection on the inside. The one I picked up last night it just missing a hard drive and operating system - conveniently I have that from my old computer!
It isn't anything special, but it should be easier than lugging my desktop from my second floor office down into the basement!


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Nice find!!!


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Thanks! Right place at the right time..,


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Although the curve is a lot smoother I wouldn't recommend boosting 47Hz. It is probably better to cut the other frequencies with a well chosen peak with a small Q-value, so that it effects a large area. I would try 30Hz, 63Hz and 80Hz.


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Although the curve is a lot smoother I wouldn't recommend boosting 47Hz. It is probably better to cut the other frequencies with a well chosen peak with a small Q-value, so that it effects a large area. I would try 30Hz, 63Hz and 80Hz.
Thanks for the input!
Right now in the example I showed there is some pretty significant cutting already happening in those areas - I'm concerned about cutting too much ... Won't that require me to boost the sub level quite a bit?


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Thanks for the input!
Right now in the example I showed there is some pretty significant cutting already happening in those areas - I'm concerned about cutting too much ... Won't that require me to boost the sub level quite a bit?
You can't really cut too much. Boosting a single frequency is more harmful. And you're right that you might require to boost the sub level. That is also not a problem. You can raise the level on the sub or in the processor. Both are fine.


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You can't really cut too much. Boosting a single frequency is more harmful. And you're right that you might require to boost the sub level. That is also not a problem. You can raise the level on the sub or in the processor. Both are fine.
Thanks for the input.
My problem is that in my head I keep thinking "turning up the sub boost on the processor is going to damage the sub" - but I keep forgetting that I am cutting down the peaks... so in reality it is probably SAFER for the sub because the response will be more uniform through the frequency range. Before if I were to crank it up I would be slamming the sub with the peak frequencies while trying to get the rest of the range up to an appropriate level.

That makes me wonder if the front corner position may in fact be the best option - because I can smooth the peaks, and I get about a 6db boost just from being in the corner ... hmm... now that I have a laptop, I can easily do my tests - this should be fun! Too bad I will be in out of town this weekend so I won't get to do it for a while....


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Re: PTAaron's Movie Room/Game Room/Bar

Was up until 3am getting the "new" laptop up and running... I had hoped to be able to just drop my old hard drive into it and go - unfortunately my old laptop had an AMD processor, the new one has an Intel processor and apparently that meant Windows needs to be reinstalled to work right.
I won't get into details, but that didn't go smoothly for a variety of reasons... but now it is up and running! I have a wireless N USB card coming from Monoprice since the wireless card from the laptop was missing, but it works just fine with a cat-5 cable plugged into it

In other basement news: my copy of the Lord of the Rings extended edition blu-ray set should be arriving tomorrow! I'm am really excited about it, and I'm planning a full day movie viewing event

My TV has hit around 220 hours - so it is just about time to re-calibrate it, so I'll be sure to do that before the viewing party


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