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Speaker size settings

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by rcoundon, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. rcoundon

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    I have Eltax Monitor III's as my front speakers in a 5.1 system.
    Eltax minis as my rears. A Sony Centre speaker (next on upgrade list) and Sony 50W sub as supplied with my DDW 740S amplifier.
    Could somebody help me and recommend the size settings for each of these speakers?

    Thanks,
    Ross
     
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    Just put them all to small and redirect the bass to the subwoofer :)
     
  3. rcoundon

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    Thanks Howard0000. At what point should you choose the large option for speakers?
     
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    I'm not sure that would be the best thing to do when using a Sony 50W sub, with a better sub then that is what should be done.

    However I have heard a Sony sub, and they are not great......Sorry!!!

    If I was you I would set the front's to large to give your sub a hand.
     
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    When you are using speakers all round capable of producing 20Hz - ie not very often!!

    Seriously though, have a search on the forum you'll find tons of advice on this topic, you'll also see on a poll that most members set all their speakers to small and send bass to sub even if they're using thundering floor-standers. Have a look and you'll find all the arguments about speaker settings.

    Cheers
     
  6. rcoundon

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    That's how I have things at the moment. The sub sounds ok to me but then I don't have anything to compare it to since it's my first system.
    I've gradually upgraded the fronts and rears with what I can afford, got the Millenium Mini's for £18 - bargain in my opinion, and the centre was to be next.
    What is a good budget, i.e sub £80 sub and centre. I see the Yamaha NSC120 is on offer for £20 at Richer Sounds, is that worth shelling out for?
     
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    If his Eltax Monitors are big ish then setting those to large would be a good idea. If they're tiny then you might not notice much difference.

    In answer to your question...you should probably choose "large" for big speakers (usually floorstanding) that can handle bass below about 50-60hz. I'm sure the "experts" will clarify this!" :D
     
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    Christ enough gets posted in 3 minutes on this forum!
     
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    Without sounding rude, at that price I imagine you will only get what you pay for. As this is your first system you will learn by your mistakes, and I predict that your next system will hammer you wallet quite a bit more :D
     
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    Have to agree with perrdl on his last point Ross, don't expect too much of your kit - and please, please don't take this as AV snobbery, most of us (certainly myself) started out with budget gear.

    I'd suggest keeping your money in your pocket and scrimp and save 'til you can spend nearer £200 per component - then you should get an apreciable 'wow!' factor over your current equipment.
     
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    I understand. I asked for advice and that's what you've given, not snobbery. I will gradually upgrade piece by piece and no doubt use these pages for advice in how best to get to where I want to be.
    I have already been bitten by the bug, the trouble is getting the bug to bite my wife.
     
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    And the bad news is I know of nowhere you can buy insect repellent for this bug!!!:D
     
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    GOOD LUCK!!!!

    If she's anything like mine then you have got quite a task on your hand's!!!!!
     

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