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Help for bit deaf tag owner !!!!

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by smileyoldpaul, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. smileyoldpaul

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    I am open to advice and opinion.
    I am currently running Tag av32Rbp192 with 250X3 amp, dvd 32flr, and probably a 60p or 100p coming (for rear). I have B & W CDM9 speakers, with a B & W ASW 2500 Sub

    I struggle to hear as much high end sound as I would like (I would prefer the output to be a bit 'brighter'). Unfortunately a bit of noise induced hearing loss has occured due to me playing music too loud :thumbsup: . Is plus 5 too much???

    Also can anyone suggest any way of holding my speakers to the floor as they are jumping around all over the place?, is this normal :laugh: ?.
    Previously I had a sony ES Surround amp and could adjust it to my taste.
    Could anyone tell me if it's possible to add extra tweeters without substituting any quality elsewhere? and how would it be best to wire them into my system?
    Any reply's appreciated.
     
  2. alexs2

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    You are joking surely....if you already have noise induced hearing loss,then running a system at excessive levels is one of the best possible ways of making your problem worse.

    I'd really be very careful in your situation of doing yet more damage honestly,but if you need more HF(as is often the case in instances of noise induced hearing loss),then one option is to change the speakers(although your B&Ws arent exactly poor in that area)or to add a tone control,in the form of a preamp/equaliser,depending on your choice,if that really is neccessary.

    Adding in extra tweeters will be difficult and possibly damaging,without knowing the exact specs of the speakers crossovers,and will almost certainly worsen things further.
     
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    You'd need to consider looking for speakers with a level switch - there are some which can add a lift of 1dB to the upper mid onwards, or 1-2dB drop. Problem is, I've forgotten who they're by - an it could be pro audio monitors I'm thinking off. Sorry!
    Alternatively, depending on your budget, you could look at an equalizer from the pro market - namely BSS or Klark Technik, both very good quality. The same for some of the studio ones - I'll try to find one I'm thinking of and post it's link.
     
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    Cerwin Vega AT-18's!
    106 db!
     
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    Yes...those would certainly do the trick,and have a treble that would make your ears bleed into the bargain...
     
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    What about some of the so-called "super tweeters" from Townsend or Tannoy? They are designed as add-ons to an existing speaker.
     
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    The problem with these will be not only the price(and the Townsend is expensive),but also the fact that they only really operate in the 20kHz+ region,and will not really do what the original poster seems to be after in terms of loudness and mid/treble brightness.

    The real problem is that by his own admission he's damaged his hearing,and lstening at the levels he claims to use now,plus looking for yet higher levels in the treble regions,he really is likely to increase the damage already incurred.

    A good bit of advice from an ENT specialist would be well worth following.
     
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    Why not try a simple hearing aid, or get one of those trumpets that you can stick in your ear to amplify the sound?
     
  9. smileyoldpaul

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    Thanks for all the reply' so far, greatly appreciated :smashin: . Have exagerated my hearing loss a little bit but do have a slight problem also due to working in industry as well as loud music. However I do prefer my music to sound a little brighter than most so will be keeping an open mind still for suggestions. I feel I might have a problem at home doing household chores with a trumpet in each ear so I'll eliminate that one :laugh:
    Thanks again for reply's so far :thumbsup: .
     
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    Don't wear one myself but from what I've seen, modern digital aids are far from simple. The frequency response is adjusted to suit the user so it should be able to correct any problems you have.

    Come to think of it, could this be a cheaper solution than upgrading to a DP and TMREQ for the rest of us? :)
     
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    +5 is too much, I think you just about run out of headroom at that volume setting which isn't good for most things including your hearing/speakers etc....... If you want louder (and I think your hearing will really suffer more) you need bigger amps....
     
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    Thanks for continued replies. Not necessarily looking for louder music as windows all shattered and neighbours have all gone deaf too.
    Have been googling around for Cerwin Vega 18's but without much joy. Does anyone know where I may get some details and/or prices please, or some alternatives.
    Also more info on supertweeters or ultra tweeters would be great (are they actually audible?).
    Thanks again.
     

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