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I stumbled on this site looking for acoustic treatment strategies on the RealTrap web site, and I am already impressed. I am a new audiophile and have spent a bit of money upgrading my two channel system. For those who are interested, I have tried to keep my equipment mostly built in Canada, so I have a Bryston BCD-1 feeding a Bryston BP26 which in turn supplies a Bryston 14BST into B&W804S speakers. Also have a Pro-Ject 2Xperience turntable with ortofon 2M Black moving magnet cartridge. We are moving to a house from my downtown condo, and I will have a dedicated room 28x12.2x7 feet, which I am sure will need careful speaker placement and room acoustic treatments. Hence RealTrap and then this forum. I am buying a new soundcard and will be downloading REW to be able to make informed decisions. I am sure I will need help in setting up and interpreting the results.
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Welcome to Home Theater Shack!

Howdy there Torzel and welcome to the Shack!

We are certainly glad you joined in with us... :T

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Re: Welcome to Home Theater Shack!

Thanks Sonnie. Looking forward to my time on the forum.
 

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Welcome Tor. You will find lots of great info for you here. Have fun. Dennis
 

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Welcome aboard!

Enjoy your stay with us.
 

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Great to have you in the Shack, Tor!
 

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Welcome to the forum ...:wave:

Good luck with your project, feel free to ask anything, there's a lot of people willing to help you here :T
 

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Yes, it should be fun. I just ordered my SPL meter and the soundcard. I am hoping to get away without having to add a subwoofer. I am going to use the Cardas magic 1.618 ratio to set up the speakers and then start from there. I am considering making my own bass traps and am sourcing rigid fiberglass similar to OC703 and 705. Tweaking is 50% of the fun.
 

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I am hoping to get away without having to add a subwoofer.
Thats a tall order, I think your going to want to rethink that idea.
 

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You might be right Tony. I have an old Cerwin Vega 10' subwoofer that I could use, but the woofer's sound is bloated compared to the bass response of my B&W804S. The other thing is that I only my system for music in a 2 channel system and the the B&W goes down to 38Hz, which is fine for most music (I listen to jazz and classical). Interestingly the subwoofer that I have goes down to only 34Hz in its +/- 3dB range. So, I'll try positioning and bass traps etc to get a nice deep but well-defined bass. If it fails, I will have to start saving for a good quality subwoofer.
 

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You have very good speakers, My Missions go down to 32Hz but I still noticed a huge difference once I added my sub. By the way, I also love Jazz. A good portion of my CD collection is Jazz. I prefer Jazz fusion, Lee Ritenour, Fourplay, Flim and the BBs etc.
 
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