Just got my speakers =)

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by chun howe, May 19, 2003.

  1. chun howe

    chun howe Stunt Coordinator

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    i just got my paradigm mini monitor and cc-270, still waiting for my monitor 7 to arrive.

    once i put the center on top of my 27" wega, the center speaker is huge, the TV is like wearing a big black ugly hat.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    still need to buy calibration disk (already got radio shack SPL meter) and calibrate with my VSX-D711 reciever.

    dear experts:
    will these speakers be driving my puny reciever too hard? after countless reading on this forum, i am affraid of clipping also. i have to turn the volume up to 50 (the scale is 95-0) in order to hear actors talking. i would hear better at 40 but if there is an explosion than it would be too loud. and since the speakers is still new i don't want to drive them hard. i guess i need break in first.
    note: this is a 3 ch setup on my reciever on PLII mode.
    when listen to music on stereo mode 60 would be good enough.
    is there anything i am missing that i have to have 50 vs 60 volume to hear almost the same dB?

    one more thing is the sub, what's the best combo for these speakers? rava sub? or hsu vft-2?
    note: the sub usage is only HT/movie for now. until i get a SACD then that's a difference scenario.[​IMG]
     
  2. Justin Ward

    Justin Ward Supporting Actor

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    Its normal for movies to have an overall level that is quiter than music. I have a Pioneer VSX-D510 and I have no troubles hitting reference levels(extremely level) in my bedroom with Titans, Atoms and a CC170.
     
  3. chun howe

    chun howe Stunt Coordinator

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    thanks Justin. you add a whole lot of confidents for me on my pioneer.
     
  4. Myo K

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    i once got the 411k, for the heck of it, that was a big mistake, there was already notceable distortion the second i turned that sucker on, even on low volumes the sound was all wavey and blobby, needless to say, i detached it after 10 seconds of listening packed it up went back to BB.
     
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    I have the vsx-d711 too. I have to set my vol @ 35 to get close to reference levels for HT. Music is loud @ 50. Speaker starts to clip @ 30. I thought it was my 4-8 ohm speakers, but after reading your post, I think it the receiver we have. Lucky for me,I only listen @ 50 for movies and 60 for music. I don't really like too loud of a sound. But I'm gonna be replacing the receiver with a new one in a few months. Not enough clean power I feel. My speakers sounded so much better with the onkyo receiver that was used in the store. Maybe a sony 2es is gonna be my next purchase.
     
  6. Larry_W

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    chun,

    what model is your 27" sony? i'm looking at getting one but not sure how well the center channel will sit on top of the tv.
     
  7. chun howe

    chun howe Stunt Coordinator

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    it's KV-27FS100 at Fry's Electronics.
    the top of the TV is not level. it has about 5 degree slope.
    i put a wallet box (about 1.5" height) in between cc-270 and TV to make sure the drivers & tweeter are shooting straight instead of upward. i also put some sponge like double sided adhesive tape in between speakers and TV, just to make sure nothing move gradually and drop. this is just a temporary setup. i am planning to build a simple cabinet that goes around the TV to house my center speaker.
     
  8. Larry_W

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    ah ok, sounds good. was almost thinking that i'd have to get the fv300 just to have the flat base on top for my center channel but i think the way you described your setup should work for me also.

    thanks for the info.
     
  9. John Garcia

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    The CC370 is the correct, and only, center for the Monitor line. The 270 matches with the Focus and up from the Performance line, while the 170 is for the Titans/Atoms/Micros.

    If you are running these speakers set to large, you might clip, however, it should be much less of an issue once you get a sub and set them all to small and free up some headroom on the amp.
     

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