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Surround Sound.....Finally

Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by -Spike-, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. -Spike-

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    Kept hearing how good Rainbow Six 3's surround sound effects were so decided to go for it myself.
    Lick of paint, new floor and a bit of new kit and here's the result.
     

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    Picture quality is a bit crap...
     

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    that looks really nice mate.

    nice one.:clap:


    i played r6 the other day on my pj in my movie room and it made me feel so sick i nearly passed out! so the xbox is back under the 29" tv.no motion sickness:smashin:
     
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    im VERY dissapointed :(
    you dont have a snes in that picture ???? ;)

    lol nice setup
     
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    Nice one Spikey me ol' mucker. :smashin:
    Put's my 36inch Panny to shame, and those lovely speakers must be pumping out some serious cries from the Gringo's on R6.
    :smashin:
    If I had that set-up I don't think me neighbours would be happy :laugh:
     
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    Spikey you are so flash :D

    Looks all very nice though good job on the floor as well.

    are the rear speakers like that to get your head in between, slightly bigger than the R6 headset :laugh:
     
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    nice setup :smashin:
     
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    KINDA LOUD AT THE BACK? IS IT? WHAT?

    :laugh:

    Nice one, Spike :smashin:
     
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    Your rears look a littel close to your listening position!

    I wouldn't fire them straight at each other either.
     
  10. -Spike-

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    Cheers for all the replies guys. :)
    It's down to you lot continually going on about how good the sound is in these games that I finally went for it.
    It's a budget system but it does the trick.

    I plan on moving the rears at some point Keith, XIII sounds fantastic - if a little loud ;)
     
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    We'll no doubt see you on RS3 tonight then eh Spikey
    :smashin:

    Matt

    PS There's something missing,:confused:

    NO FRIDGE:D

    Crackin setup Spikey:smashin:
     
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    nice :D
    BTW the optimum distance between the front two speakers should be the same as the distance you are away from the screen... if that makes sense?

    so if you are 6ft away from the screen there should be a 6ft gap inbetween the front two speakers.

    love them silver cones :smashin:
     
  13. -Spike-

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    Regrettably sold it a year or so back.
    There is an N64 and an Atari Jaguar near the back of the room tho' :)

    Malone,
    You're right mate but I don't need it, I've got a bell in the room and a girlfriend with good hearing :)

    Thanks for the advice NAI :smashin:
     
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    Ur front speakers are too close to the wall and this will make the bass boomier and the treble less distinct.
     
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    Camera angle for the rears is a little deceptive. They're about 3-4 feet away which I'd say is fine.

    Sampled the sound delights of Halo this afternoon :)
    Not only does this game play fantastically but it sounds superb too. I was hearing things that I'd never heard before e.g. the voice placement of the Elite's, the little sound effects as you walk through areas and the bass - from the weapons and when your energy level gets down to one bar (which happens all to regularly).

    Still getting to grips with how much the sound can enhance games.
    Superb. :)
     
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    Where did you get that info from??
     
  17. NeilMcRae

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    hmm - don't start a post your setups thread now :D
     
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    Oh dear what have I started.....:(
     
  19. NAI

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    erm... cant remember. a Denon manual i think? :laugh:

    it makes sense. having the front speakers apart gives a nice field of sound. and if they are configured correctly they can still produce sound that sounds like its coming from the centre.
     
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    The THX spec says that the front left and right speakers should be placed at the extreme bottom left & right edge of the screen, with the respective left (of the left speaker) and right (of the right speaker) edge of each speaker level with the edge of the screen. Then measure the distance between the 2, divide by 2 and that's where the tweeter of the centre speaker should go...
     
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    I have just set up my cinema to play the x box, and can't play halo for more than 5 minutes without getting sever motion sickness.

    is this simply due to the size of the screen? (8ft wide)
     
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    More than likely. Try moving further back.
     
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    Bet it looks fantastic on an 8ft screen though Adam?
     
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    hmmm... any one feel ill when playing games on a 32" CRT when sitting around 6-8 foot away?? im just about to buy a new TV and i dont want to be throwing up on it... :laugh:
     

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