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Mordaunt short 500THX rear speakers too quiet!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by lotusman1, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. lotusman1

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    have finally got my system fully wired up and running an have noticed that the rears seem really quiet to the point that i find myself climbing on the furniture to put my ears to them to check they are actually working!When i set the test tone they work as per the norm and seem to be set at a sound level to match the rest of the system but during a movie i just cant seem to pick out the rear effects working.i have them running through a denon 38003 amp and hk dvd 25&30.Anyone else having this problem or is the system so good that the effects all seem to blend in to a single all round soundstage!

    regards marc.
     
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    Many films have no rear sound at all and even the noisy blockbusters don't have direct sounds coming from the rear for most of the time.
     
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    that was sort of what i thought,i think it is also more down to the fact that in my previous system i was limited to positioning of the rears so that they were almost directly behind my ears so maybe i was having a distorted listening experience.

    Thanks marc
     
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    Have you set the levels by ear or by a spl meter and a test disc and not the amps built in test tone?

    If you have thats the way it should be.
    If not put your mind at rest and buy both.
    By the way the THX optimiser section on most discs is pants.

    If you havent already used DVE test disc and a SPL meter (preferably on a cheap tripod )..do .
    It is the best upgrade i have ever paid for .:D..less than £50 for the two and DVE allows you to calibrate the picture. too:D

    Bob
     
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    Thanks for the info i will give that a go too,have you git a link as to where i can buy the dve disc?


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    http://www.priceguideuk.com/search2_quick.asp?pcode=781513&db=4&strCurKlass=dvd&sreferer=di4

    The above link is for a few places to buy DVE test disc i got mine from splash .
    This link is for the Joe Kane Digital Video Essential Web site this has loads of info and they are the guys who make DVE
    http://www.videoessentials.com/index.html


    This link is where to buy a SPL meter from
    http://www.radioshack.co.uk/category.php?viewCat=204


    This link tells you how to use the meter
    http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/mboard/rc-theater/thread.cgi?2832,1#11

    I hope this helps:D
     

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