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post #1 of 6 Old 09-08-15, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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i have purchased what I believe to be some very good hifi equipment but my $150 Boston Acc system sounds better. Here is my system:
B&W 804 N
Marantz AV 7701 Pre
Emotive XP-5 Amp 200 watts per ch 8 ohms
Polk LSI 15 Towers
B&W CDM 1NT Bookshelf
Oppo 105
B&W center and Polk sub
Just such a lifeless sounding system. Just expecting better.
Any help with settings etc would be appreciated. Tried auto setup mic results so so.
The oppo has its settings as well as preamp. Could they be in conflict? Please any help I'm all ears.
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-08-15, 04:56 PM
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i have purchased what I believe to be some very good hifi equipment but my $150 Boston Acc system sounds better. Here is my system:
B&W 804 N
Marantz AV 7701 Pre
Emotive XP-5 Amp 200 watts per ch 8 ohms
Polk LSI 15 Towers
B&W CDM 1NT Bookshelf
Oppo 105
B&W center and Polk sub
Just such a lifeless sounding system. Just expecting better.
Any help with settings etc would be appreciated. Tried auto setup mic results so so.
The oppo has its settings as well as preamp. Could they be in conflict? Please any help I'm all ears.
Mixed bag. None of your speakers match. Room positioning is critical. Don't set anything in the Oppo; let the Marantz handle it.

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Re: Help HT setup

Have you read this sticky about setting up your speakers for a good soundstage... http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...undstage.html?

If the speakers are not setup properly they can sound lifeless.

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Samsung 65" FP, Yamaha CX-A5100, Xilica XP4080, (4) Klipsch RP160MS, (4) JBL 8340As, (2) Yamaha P2500s amps, PS3, XBox One, (1) Asus mini pc, (2) Furman Power Conditioners, Darbee Darcet, and a Project RPM 1.5 Carbon turntable..
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Thanks will try the speaker placements. All the 5.1 speakers are B&W Nautilus speakers also using an Earthquake Supernova MKV Subwoofer.
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Thanks will try the speaker placements. All the 5.1 speakers are B&W Nautilus speakers also using an Earthquake Supernova MKV Subwoofer.
B&W 804 N
Polk LSI 15 Towers
B&W CDM 1NT Bookshelf
B&W center and Polk sub

How are these assorted?

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