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Old 10-13-2009   #42
wes
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Default Re: High end processors VS low end processors/receivers, hardware differences?

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Originally Posted by Chris Gossard View Post
Not sure if you're responding to my post(s), but if you are, I should have said that, with the exception of building a room with proper dimensions, I have already done all of the above. All that said, most people don't have the luxury of building a room dedicated to sound. Consequently there are lots of trade-offs involved that EQ can help solve a lot of ills...additionally, it is high on the WAF! ChrisG Seattle, Wa
OK then if that is all you have good luck, or as I read on this site "you could add more subwoofers to ease the load and provide more accuracy, its the nodes, the more subwoofers, the less effect nodes have, and nodes are serious problems with just one or even two subwoofers. But its out of sight, out of mind for most.

To understand how multiple subwoofers ameliorate the problem of nodes, consider this: imagine the nodes of one subwoofer to be like the ripples caused when a pebble is dropped into a pond. Then drop two pebbles a few feet apart. A person can visually imagine this. Note the ripples intersect, forming a more diffused ripple effect. Then drop four pebbles each a few feet apart, note that there is much more intersecting ripples, producing a very diffuse effect where the peaks and troughs that were very apparent with the first pebble become much shallower, not only that, but the diffusion will nearly eliminate the "wave" effect. And the more subwoofers, the more even and diffuse will be the ripples.
As with most searches for near perfection in audio, expense and room are the usual limitations.
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