My first receiver....... I need some recommendations for installation

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  1. Albert Hernan

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    Hi all [​IMG]
    Ok, I just bought the following...
    Harman Kardon AVR 225
    JBL S-CenterII
    JBL S36 (front)
    JBL N26 (surround)
    JBL PB12
    I need some recommendation before the installation to obtain the best performance of the equipment.
    Thanks for the help. [​IMG]
    PS: this is my first Home Theater..... soooo.... my first installation [​IMG]
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Albert,

    First, welcome to the Forum!

    Not sure exactly what you’re asking here – about the only “performance” related issues before the installation are speaker placement and size of speaker wire used.

    Obviously we can’t make recommendations of the former without information on your room.

    For speaker wiring, use 14ga. or (even better) 12ga. If you plan to run any of the wiring in-wall, be sure and use wire rated for in-wall installation.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. Frank Zimkas

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    Go out and get yourself an SPL meter and calibrate the system. It will make a huge difference!
     
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    Pick up a copy of Avia or Sound & Vison HT Tuneup to go along with that SPL meter. Not only will they cover setup info and have test tones (both audio and video), they will also show you how to use your SPL meter.
     

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