Speaker Placement & Accoustics?????

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  1. Wil_J

    Wil_J Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok guys, here's the deal.
    I just got a reciever (Onkyo 494), and now am preparing to buy speakers. I've decided to go with the JBL Northridge series, and will be buying a pair of N26's for my main's this Friday.
    My question is this; Where is the best place to put my speakers?
    I don't know anything about speaker placement, or anything about room accoustics. The room is about 15' x 12' and has a hard wood floor. There is VERY little in the room that will dissapate/absorb sound.
    Another question would be; Is there a website somewhere that can teach me about speaker placement & room accostics?
    Any help is badly needed. Thanks for your help.......Wil
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  3. Wil_J

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    Hmm...so basicly I should just start experamenting, right? Any other tips?
    There are no rugs, I have my couch and my curtains. That's about it as far as any type of cloth goes.
    ANY help or tips are most appreceiated. Thanks in advance.......Wil
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  4. Saurav

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    Well, there are several tips in the link I posted, if you're interested in reading them - they mostly involve walking around your room clapping your hands, and getting down on your hands and knees and marking your floor in 1/4" increments [​IMG]
     
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    You can also go to Richard Hardesty's website atwww.audioperfectionist.com , where you can find 2 free downloadable issues of his magazine, Audio Perfectionist Journal. They contain some information that you will find useful.
    Another useful article about room treatment & speaker placement is at The Absolute Sound here:
    www.theabsolutesound.com/tas127_speak_place.htm
    -Dan
     
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  7. Wil_J

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    Ok, What is an SPL meter and what would I use it for?.......Wil
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    "The rose petal floats on water,
    the kingfisher flashes above the pond.
    Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

    al'Lan Mandragoran,
    *******The Wheel of Time
     

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