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  1. Using DEQ2496 “Dynamic Equalization” to improve listening to Harsh (strident) audio recordings.

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    I like to share my experience with setup and usage of “Dynamic Equalization” of the DEQ2496 This article is for audiophiles who are already using DEQ2496 (2 channels) for room correction and equalization successfully and want more advanced usage to improve listening to Harsh (strident) audio...
  2. Listening to Dishtv's Sirius radio through home theater

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello, Trying to help a friend out, who's setup I have not seen yet. Below is about all he knew about what he was trying to do so thought I'd ask around before going over to his place in a few days to check it out. He's looking for pretty much the most basic setup for the sole purpose of...
  3. Controlling Behringer DEQ2496 from listening position

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    The DEQ2496 front panel is connected to the main unit by a short flat cable. You can use the front panel as a wired "Remote Control" I extended the short flat cable with a 5 Meter flat cable and this way I have full control of the DEQ2496 when I am sitting in my listening positioning in my...
  4. Critically Listening to Music (Free Harman Course)

    Two Channel Audio
    Listening is a bit like intelligence—most everyone thinks they’re above average, even though that’s impossible. -- Dr. Travis Bradberry Have you ever tried to explain the finer points of your system's sound to a friend? How many of them said something like, "I wouldn't be able to hear the...
  5. Testing at MAX for my normal listening level

    REW Forum
    Okay so I’m trying to figure out how loud my system can go at my normal levels. I’m somewhat doing this to see if the subs I what to get can handle my listening habits. The level on my AVR that I listen to the most is -20db. -30db or -25db for “regular music” and -20db or -15db for Classical...
  6. Listening position in reference room size

    System Setup and Connection
    My audio system is setup in a living room which is LxWxH 24'10" x 15'5" x 8'. My speakers are at the front of the room and are 10' apart, when I create an equilateral triangle, I end up sitting 13 feet away from the front wall and 11'10" from the back wall along the long side of the room. While...
  7. REW Newb, first set of measurements in ded. listening room

    REW Forum
    Hi all, hopefully this is ok to post here, if not please delete mods. I built a small, treated room in my basement for my 2.2 setup. It's 12.5 x 9.5 with a 9' ceiling. Ceiling is unfinished with insulation stuffed in between the joists to damp sound to the above room (unfortunately our master...
  8. for music listening....

    Audio Processing
    Hello. I have a Yamaha RX-A1040. How would I go about listening to music via USB or Youtube through my towers and subs x2? how about my towers, center and subs x2? I tried 2.0 but only ONE sub is working on this option. what listening options would give me this? thx.
  9. Long term listening test / Floorstanding speakers

    Home Audio Speakers
    Greetings - I have decided it's time to have fun in the world of testing out products, and this time, it's going to be in floorstanding speakers. As of now, we have a pair of Klipsch LaScalas and a pair of Martin Logan Electromotion ESL Hybrid Electrostats, with a pair of Axiom M100's and a...
  10. What are acoustic specs for a good listening room?

    REW Forum
    I am a new user of REW V5 with a UMIK-1. Whilst the manual shows many techniques to measure / analyze my room I am unable to locate what are acoustic specs for a well treated room. i.e. once I treat my room acoustically what numbers should I aim to achieve? Can someone help me establish some...
  11. Considerations w/ Speaker Placement

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello again! As I'm sure you all know, loudspeaker placement can be of paramount importance when trying to optimize tonal balance, soundstage depth, imaging, clarity, etc. A great deal of thought, time, and effort was put in to positioning the components of our TARA Labs listening room. Some of...
  12. Even Sound Quality At The Listening Position

    REW Forum
    I have been using REW and my laptop and the M-Audio Soundcard to take measurements of my room for a while now, I have the room sounding really good at the LP. Since that is where the mic is when I take measurements, what I have noticed is that anywhere other than the LP the bass is more...
  13. Reference Level Listening ?

    Home Audio Speakers
    When someone says I listen to music at reference levels, what does that mean? Are they referring to the volume? Depending on your reciever 0-100 or -dbs to +dbs. If so what volume is reference? Are they referring to not adjusting channels to different volumes on different movies? For example...
  14. Listening mode to choose

    Audio Processing
    I have an Onkyo R391 and for the past 2 years, I have set it to 'direct.' As of lately, I have been tempted to set it to something that will produce me a better sound. I am not really sure of what I am looking for since I am not an expert with audio, but I do want to make sure that I have...
  15. Champster's New Listening Room

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I have finally pulled the trigger and written my first check to the architect to build a loft in our home that will serve as a dedicated 2 channel listening room and eventual HT. The loft will have an entry to the right of the top of the stairs with the speakers being at the end opposite the...
  16. Building a Home Theater & Listening Room

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi all, My wife finally parted with a portion of her terrace garden and let me build a home theater. First off all I find myself very fortunate to build a room that can be dedicated to music listening and watching movies. The room will be 3.96 meters wide, 7.38 meters long and a height of 2.7...
  17. About to test listening room

    Testing
    I am about to test my listening room acoustics.
  18. Listening for differences

    Two Channel Audio
    Much discussion occurs on forums like this about testing and how one should listen for differences between equipment. I have been doing some A/B testing of several types of differences and have some observations. First of all, I find it hard to find differences in almost all of the cases I...
  19. Listening rooms and impulse response

    Audio Processing
    When we look at the improvements produced by digital room correction systems we usually look at the frequency response graphs... or at least this is the aspect most people pay attention to. But in evaluating the performance of our system (speakers and listening room as a whole) I believe we...
  20. An Arx A5 Initiation Listening Party

    Home Audio Speakers
    An Arx A5 Initiation Listening Party by Wayne Myers AudiocRaver Introduction It was a special pleasure to be able to co-host an Arx A5 speaker initiation listening party recently. This involved a brand new pair of A5's, the second pair I have been exposed to. My introduction to the Arx...
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