System modifications tweaks

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by tim_Neil, May 15, 2003.

  1. tim_Neil

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    Hello all-

    This site has been the best resource in building what now has become nothing short of an addiction. To think... 2 years ago I would have given anything for a Bose, and now I curse them for their hype and overpricing.

    I have read a little about tweaking a system so that it sounds better. I'm not really sure how to do this or if it is worth the time. I think there was a cd called avia?? And somehow this would help to increase the wuality of sound. Here is my current setup...

    Denon 1803 receiver
    4 S38's for the fronts and surrounds
    PB12 for the subwoofer
    S-Center II
    and monster cable all around.
    I have the worst DVD player known to mankind (a Lasonic...YUCK!) or a PS2 don't know which one to use while I save up for a better one.
    I do not have a back channel yet (6th channel maybe an S-center II)
    I guess what I am looking for is an excuse to dink around with my toys without having to move the speakers too much. I know very little about crossovers and cutoffs (maybe a better way to say this is I do not know where to cutoff my s38's/pb12 so that the low frequency is picked up by the sub.)
    So in a nutshell... can someone tell me if there are any inexpensive tweaks that I can make to my system and how loud can a person turn up these speakers with this receiver?
    I realize that all of this really depends on the listener and the ability to see the current setup (I may give a link later) but any thoughts/feedback or suggestions would be valuable... Thanks!!!
     
  2. ChadLB

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    If you want a setup disc for just sound your best bet is the Sound & Vision and you will save yourself $15.
    Also note that for most people with a subwoofer they set all there other speakers to small. If you do get a disc also pick up a analog radio shack SPL meter.
     
  3. tim_Neil

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    Where can a guy get this disk? And what will the analog spl meter do for me? Thanks for the help by the way.
     
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