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will a system sound different if you change the display?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Gary D, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Gary D

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    Hi chaps,

    this is not just another chance to show off my new screen - well it is but i have a serious question.

    in the picture below you can see my new setup. Where the plasma screen is now used to be a 36" Tosh CRT (which weighed 80kg's)

    now my question is - because there is no longer a large TV in the way will the sound field be different? My wife mentioned to me that she thought it sounded better than it had before and to be honest i thought so too.

    what do you think?


    Gary

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    Yes, without the big block of CRT between the speakers the sonic image should be far more detached from the speakers.
     
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    man eltax speakers are good value :thumbsup:
     
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    Assuming that the speakers were lined up with the front of the TV then the direct audio path would not be affected. However, there is probably a perception issue now as the image has moved relative to the sound field.

    There may also be reflection issues as a result of a change to the room acoustics.
     
  5. Gary D

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    i like them :thumbsup: and they do sound really fab now :thumbsup:

    the ones you can see in the picture are filled with sand!! i cant lift them on my own :D


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    It makes for less vibration also. My crt used to vibrate like mad with two speakers next to it.
     
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    It might sound better if you take the remote away :D
     
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    It certainly can make a difference, just think about where sound waves are going from out of your speakers - most of the treble will just come forwards from the tweeter but mid and bass frequencies will propagate from every side of the speaker rather than purely from the front baffle. This is particularly true of rear ported speakers.

    By removing the TV you change the way that any reflections from the rear wall reach you and the way that any sound travelling from the sides of the speakers interact with each other and the room. Of course much depends on the speakers, the size of the room, the distance between them, the size of the TV so obviously it's not an effect that's easy to predict the results of but I would generally expect them to perform better without a huge lump of plastic and glass between them. :)
     
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    Garyd, does the sand make a load of difference? i have the same speakers in black and have been thinking about sand for a while (in fact since the day i bought them) just never really got round to it.
     
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    chedmaster, the sand makes a difference, it tightens the bass up and makes sure the driver units have no where to go other than the direction they are meant too :D the added advantage is that they weigh about 40kg's each so they cant be nicked :rotfl:

    it will cost you no more than a tenner to but sand in them - its one of the easiest upgrades you can make and i think it makes a fair differance



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