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Old 02-26-2009, 03:35 PM   #16  
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The "Large" setting just tells the speakers marked 'Large' to ignore the crossover and play full range.
Ahhh.. ok that makes sense. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:18 PM   #17  
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So is everything hooked up yet?
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So is everything hooked up yet?
We're getting close... the receiver came in this morning and I eagerly ran home on my lunch break and only had time to hook up the front two channels. Already sounded eons ahead of my old ancient JBL speakers!

I am off at 5 (PST) and will dive into getting all the speakers placed appropriately and wired up. Then begins the configuration fun. Hopefully it goes as smoothly as possible. I am still waiting on the sub which comes in tomorrow.

Then I still have to make up my mind on my living room arrangement... it's a rectangle and I have my TV on the long wall so I think it might make more acoustic sense to rotate everything 90 degrees I'm not positive yet.

So in the meantime I will do a temporary setup and jimmy rig the surrounds as the permanent installation will require a wall mount (or two).

Speaking of... any suggestions on where to get a good but affordable wall mount for my surrounds? So far I found this at the same place I bought the speakers, check it out: http://www.wwstereo.com/#/ecommerce/..._-1__0_0_0_-1/. I think these are definitely overkill for my surrounds as they are only 6.6lbs. Any suggestions??
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:21 PM   #19  
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Never done any wall mounting, but getting good speaker stands can make them sound a lot better.
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Well I read ideally the surrounds should be about 3 feet above ear level. The would put them pretty much with a wall mount as the only option.... I'll have to consider the alternatives as well before I go that route.
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And the suspence mounts as he furiously puts the system together.. scratches his head a few times.. goes back to see which wires he crossed, re-checks polarity...


Don't forget to let the speakers break-in some. They will sound better and better after abut 24 hours of run time.

A good friend recommended I run my system about 30 hours straight at mid volume before cranking them up. I noticed they they sounded remarkably warmer and fuller after 24 hours.
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And the suspence mounts as he furiously puts the system together.. scratches his head a few times.. goes back to see which wires he crossed, re-checks polarity...


Don't forget to let the speakers break-in some. They will sound better and better after abut 24 hours of run time.

A good friend recommended I run my system about 30 hours straight at mid volume before cranking them up. I noticed they they sounded remarkably warmer and fuller after 24 hours.
Ahh good idea... so should I merely set them up and not perform any configuration during the break in time or is it ok to play with the settings with the understanding that they are breaking in and the sound will change/improve with time? (and let's hope the most trouble I will have is crossed wires!)
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Ahh good idea... so should I merely set them up and not perform any configuration during the break in time or is it ok to play with the settings with the understanding that they are breaking in and the sound will change/improve with time? (and let's hope the most trouble I will have is crossed wires!)
Heck, you have new toys! Play with them, configure and re-configure

Again, congrats!
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Heck, you have new toys! Play with them, configure and re-configure

Again, congrats!
Haha ok that's what I figured. Well I got it all hooked up last night (with exception to the sub). I set the fronts to large and the rest to small and WOW does it sound awesome!! I did my fair share of head scratching for awhile while trying to figure out the settings but I'm confident I will get there.

I will try to get everything set as I want it this weekend and will be posting results/pics when I do!

Thanks again!!
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Haha ok that's what I figured. Well I got it all hooked up last night (with exception to the sub). I set the fronts to large and the rest to small and WOW does it sound awesome!! I did my fair share of head scratching for awhile while trying to figure out the settings but I'm confident I will get there.

I will try to get everything set as I want it this weekend and will be posting results/pics when I do!

Thanks again!!
When you get your sub, I suggest setting your fronts to small and set your crossovers accordingly.

I am glad you are enjoying your new toys!
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When you get your sub, I suggest setting your fronts to small and set your crossovers accordingly.

I am glad you are enjoying your new toys!
Yep that's the plan. However even though I didn't turn them up much last night, they still put out an impressive amount of low frequency bass. So far so good!!
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Yep that's the plan. However even though I didn't turn them up much last night, they still put out an impressive amount of low frequency bass. So far so good!!
Pics, pics o where are the pics

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Oh they're a comin'! Currently everything is a mess and not the way I would like to present it. (Not enough speaker wire so wires are run through the middle of the room).

I just got my monoprice order in yesterday (new speaker wire, banana plugs for receiver connections, and new sub cable) and am expecting two new HDMI cables in the next day or so. THEN I can finalize my arrangement, get everything wired correctly, and be proud to show it off to the world!

But rest assured I have been taking pics... from the speakers in their Energy shipping boxes and will continue taking them through setup and configuration. Fingers crossed that the HDMI's come in tomorrow!!!

In the meantime I have been breaking them in gently and am almost ready for a full on demo! Hmmm...... which blu-ray to demo first.... Transformers, Dark Knight, Iron Man, Wanted... decisions decisions....
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So is everything hooked up yet?
I have the same setup(minus the sub) that dsimmelink has.I'm still debating on a sub and a receiver.I also have to wait until my wife finds the perefct tv stand to put everything on. Doesn't bother me though,she is letting me get some new toys.I'm looking at the SVS PB10(on backorder),HSU STF-2 and the PA-120 subs.I have been told to look into the Dayton brand also. Receivers are my main sticking point.I got to listen to a Yamaha 663(sounded good) and I really like the Denon 1909,just haven't heard it in person.
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Oh they're a comin'! Currently everything is a mess and not the way I would like to present it. (Not enough speaker wire so wires are run through the middle of the room).

I just got my monoprice order in yesterday (new speaker wire, banana plugs for receiver connections, and new sub cable) and am expecting two new HDMI cables in the next day or so. THEN I can finalize my arrangement, get everything wired correctly, and be proud to show it off to the world!

But rest assured I have been taking pics... from the speakers in their Energy shipping boxes and will continue taking them through setup and configuration. Fingers crossed that the HDMI's come in tomorrow!!!

In the meantime I have been breaking them in gently and am almost ready for a full on demo! Hmmm...... which blu-ray to demo first.... Transformers, Dark Knight, Iron Man, Wanted... decisions decisions....

Which sub cable did you get from monoprice? Do you have the product id#?

I have been looking really hard at the same system minus the sub which they are selling at $399. They no longer have the sub that was part of the package at $498 but they will be getting the S8.3 sub in any day now which is a step up and are going to e-mail me a package deal. We will see. If I don't get the sub I will probably still get the C-300 system because that's a great deal on a budget. I still need to pick out a receiver that will do the job and not break the bank.

Dsimmelink, how many boxes did the speakers ship in?

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