Audio Video Revolution Forum  

Go Back   Audio Video Revolution Forum > Loudspeakers > Loudspeakers

Loudspeakers No single component in your rig impacts your sound more. Discuss anything and everything about speakers here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2008   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Default Basic Room Acoustics - Need advice - Please help

I have Revel F52's positioned about 2 ft from rear wall and about 3 ft from side walls (about 6 ft apart from one another). My room is fairly small and very open. About 15 ft wide and I am positioned about 6 feet away from them. I have no rear wall, the room continues into the kitchen. The sound is great except for one thing, when I cup my hands behind my ears while I am listening in the sweet spot the sounds comes alive even more. The harmonics and air seem to be taken to a higher level. I can't listen with my hands cupped behind my ears the whole time, does this effect have anything to do with no sound reflecting off the rear of me? Am i crazy? Please advise.
esolecky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008   #2
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 938
Default Re: Basic Room Acoustics - Need advice - Please help

Quote:
Originally Posted by esolecky View Post
I have Revel F52's positioned about 2 ft from rear wall and about 3 ft from side walls (about 6 ft apart from one another). My room is fairly small and very open. About 15 ft wide and I am positioned about 6 feet away from them. I have no rear wall, the room continues into the kitchen. The sound is great except for one thing, when I cup my hands behind my ears while I am listening in the sweet spot the sounds comes alive even more. The harmonics and air seem to be taken to a higher level. I can't listen with my hands cupped behind my ears the whole time, does this effect have anything to do with no sound reflecting off the rear of me? Am i crazy? Please advise.
It sounds to me like you may have a lot of absorbing material in the room as well.

I'd have to see a picture to even have any idea of how to help you.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008   #3
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Default Re: Basic Room Acoustics - Need advice - Please help

Here is some pictures of the room - appreciate your feedback - sliding door on the left. Carpet on the floors, closets on the right, open in the rear. One picture is looking from the speakers to the back of the room into the kitchen which is open to this room. I sit in an equilateral triangle formed by the speakers, toed in.

I have been playing with the tweeter level switch on the Revels - right now I have it at +1 dB to see if that helps.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC04006.JPG (57.5 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04005.JPG (62.8 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04004.JPG (63.0 KB, 15 views)
esolecky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008   #4
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 938
Default Re: Basic Room Acoustics - Need advice - Please help

Quote:
Originally Posted by esolecky View Post
Here is some pictures of the room - appreciate your feedback - sliding door on the left. Carpet on the floors, closets on the right, open in the rear. One picture is looking from the speakers to the back of the room into the kitchen which is open to this room. I sit in an equilateral triangle formed by the speakers, toed in.

I have been playing with the tweeter level switch on the Revels - right now I have it at +1 dB to see if that helps.
I take it you've messed with the angles on the toe in...

If possible move the EQ rack to the right of your right speaker and move that closer to the TV. Then adjust the angle of the toe in to where you think it may sound better.

Try that and let us know if it helps with the dynamics at all.

If not a sliding curtain could be an answer (hard to tell if it's possible) if acceptable to the spouse.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Tags
acoustic, acoustics, audio, basic, closet, doors, f52, forums, open, pictures, revel, room, sliding, treatment, video

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basic Room Acoustics - Need advice esolecky Room Acoustics & Audio System Setup 4 02-05-2008 12:18 PM
A Basic Question? randymoe Room Acoustics & Audio System Setup 3 11-21-2007 04:18 PM
Boston Acoustics “SoundWare” Loudspeakers AVRevForum.com Loudspeakers 0 09-27-2007 02:59 PM
New 6x2 HDMI switcher from Impact Acoustics JerryDelColliano HDMI 1 07-23-2007 10:41 AM
What about outside acoustics? Iguana Man Room Acoustics & Audio System Setup 2 06-07-2007 08:35 PM




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1