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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gregvm, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. gregvm

    gregvm New Member

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    Hi,

    My Name is Greg, I live in Hawaii, and I'm increasingly becoming a home and car audio enthusiast. Music is probably the most important thing in my life, so I figure that having a setup to reproduce it well is important. I am working with a smaller budget these days (living in Hawaii is not cheap), so I try to read up as much as I can on equipment before purchasing. Over the past year I have bought audioengine 2's for hooking up to my laptop, ipod, and tv. I just bought a martin logan dynamo 300 8 inch subwoofer. I have no DAC, I feel like the sound coming out of my macbook pro is some of the best sound I've ever heard (the joys of not hearing the best I suppose). In cars I've owned in the past I've had subwoofers, and aftermarket speakers put into the dash, door panels, etc. I've used crossovers, amps, etc. My new car here has a crappy system, and since the car is a beater, I may not even invest in getting a decent one. So for now, I'm mainly concerned with what I have at home. I have the audioengines pointing down from a shelf above the fireplace, separated about 6 feet apart, and pointing directly at my head while I sit in a chair. I have the subwoofer in the corner about 7 feet from me, and 4 feet to the left of the left audioengine speaker. I just posted in the forum about a dilemma I'm having. I am sending the source to the audioengines, then sending RCA's out of that to the subwoofer. The subwoofer has a built in crossover, but the audioengines are getting the full signal. The woofers on the audioengines sound muddy and distorted when the volume goes up. I was considering a 2 ways crossover, but could only find one that is in my budget (about 80 bucks including shipping by wall). I'm toying with a RCA piggyback method using FMOD high pass crossovers, fileters, whatever you call them. I would send a 3.5 to 2rca to subwoofer, the connectors at the subwoofer would have a female in where I would insert the FMODs (100 or 150 high pass), then run another RCA from those to the audioengines. WOuld this work, introduce problems? Be a viable budget solution? I hope this post isn't redundant, with the other one I posted minutes ago. What else about me? Well, I love biking, running, swimming in the ocean. And preferably, blasting music while doing EVERYTHING! THanks for reading folks, I am excited about nerding out by reading what all you smart individuals have to say about everything Audio/video gadgetry!
     
  2. Steve Tannehill

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