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Room Size and Speaker distance on Reciever question.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin. W, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. Kevin. W

    Kevin. W Screenwriter

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    I have a Denon 1801 and was wondering if anyone changes the settings on their reciever to deal with room size and speaker distance or leave it at default? Does it affect the sound produced?
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  2. PatrickM

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    Well the room size matters in terms of how you place your speakers due to potential nulls at different frequencies caused by the shape of your room. In that case your receiver settings don't really help.
    In terms speaker distances from the listening position, this setting in the receiver does matter since it affects your delay settings. You want to ensure that the intended sounds arrive at the primary listening position at the right time.
    Other than that, sound level calibration is also important.
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  3. Chuck Kent

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    Kevin: As Patrick notes, 2 of the most important settings are speaker distance and level setup. Your Denon just won't reach it's best potential without doing these right.
    However, room size has no "correct" setting. All of the modes it effects are simulations. So, essentially room size simulates how much baseline echo you want in these simulations. Totally personal taste.
    One last thought. It is also very important to set your speaker sizes correctly. This will ensure that each speaker is getting the amount of bass that it can best handle. Small and Large refer to bass capabilities, not physical size.
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