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It’s that time audio enthusiasts!

Registration for the 2019 Speaker Design Competition is now open! Visit midwestaudiofest.com for details and to list your speaker project.
We are excited to see all returning participants, and look forward to meeting some new designers this year, as well!

Be sure your plans include a visit to the Parts Express Tent Sale for the lowest prices of the year, and the Audio Swap Meet where you can buy and trade with other audio fans.

We hope to see you this summer!

Vivian and Jill
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Midwest Audio Fest

It’s that time audio enthusiasts! Registration for the 2019 Speaker Design Competition is now open! Visit midwestaudiofest.com for details and to list your speaker project. We are excited to see all returning participants, and look forward to meeting some new designers this year, as well! Be sure your plans include a visit to the Parts Express Tent Sale for the lowest prices of the year, and the Audio Swap Meet where you can buy and trade with other audio fans. We hope to see you this summer! Vivian and Jill
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A video using garbanzo beans to tune your port or passive radiator.

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  • A video using garbanzo beans to tune your port or passive radiator.

    As the title says... take a look if you are interested. It is short and interesting.

  • Dirk
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    I'm really not interested in arguing the point. Do what sounds good to you.

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  • Unbiasedsound
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    Originally posted by Dirk View Post

    Years of research by THX.

    By having a center channel, on-screen sound elements are forcibly locked into place. If you have no center channel, the center image will drift from side to side depending upon where you're sitting on the sofa. If you only watch movies alone, it's not a big deal, I guess, because you can plunk your rear end down into that extremely well broken-in center cushion. But if you're trying to make "every seat a good seat", then a center channel is pretty much a requirement.

    This is also in line with Bill's comments. The closer the L&R are situated, the smaller the difference in SPL at the listening position, and the less the image drifts.
    So years of THX research says its a fact that using a center channel speaker is better? Or is that just subjective?* I can watch movies and music with just 2 channels and it sounds just as good or better then when using a center channel hence why the center channel speaker is an option and not a requirement.

    Some people don't use Dolby formats at all and use the same two channels they use with music to watch movies.....I prefer not to use any dolby thx formats, instead I find it more natural to my ears to just use 2 channels or 5.1 channels without any dolby surround formats...Using just 2 channels seems to produce the most coherent sound IMO.

    Sure the distance between the L&R matters that's why you have to space them apart at the appropriate distance to your listening position based on your situation and circumstances and not just what your room size allows as there are many other factors involved.

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  • Millstonemike
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    Last edited by Millstonemike; 05-17-2018, 10:39 PM.

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  • randyohoh
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    I usually tune my personal port with Pinto Beans!

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  • billfitzmaurice
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    +1. If you want to hear what the engineers did when they mixed the tracks you need a center, and you need the L/R spread far enough apart so that they're heard as L/R, not as a bit right of center and a bit left of center. When the L/R are closer together the difference between what you'll hear with a faux center as opposed to a real center isn't nearly as pronounced.

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  • Dirk
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    Originally posted by Unbiasedsound View Post

    Where is the data on that or is it just subjective? LMAO
    Years of research by THX.

    By having a center channel, on-screen sound elements are forcibly locked into place. If you have no center channel, the center image will drift from side to side depending upon where you're sitting on the sofa. If you only watch movies alone, it's not a big deal, I guess, because you can plunk your rear end down into that extremely well broken-in center cushion. But if you're trying to make "every seat a good seat", then a center channel is pretty much a requirement.

    This is also in line with Bill's comments. The closer the L&R are situated, the smaller the difference in SPL at the listening position, and the less the image drifts.

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  • musiclear
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    Yes... those are dual 12" PR's. I have since tuned them lower.

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  • ani_101
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    Are there side firing dual 12" radiators?

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  • Unbiasedsound
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    Where is the data on that or is it just subjective? LMAO

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  • billfitzmaurice
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    No center channel is a viable option when for whatever reason the L/R must be placed close to the screen, as in the picture. Having a center is better, as is wider separation of the L/R, but not every room allows for that.

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  • Unbiasedsound
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    What!!!! No center channel speaker while watching a movie is breaking the cardinal rule. LMAO

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  • fpitas
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    So beans really are the musical fruit!

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  • musiclear
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    I designed it based on an Avalon Speaker. I put my own dimensions and spin on it. Thanks for the positive response. Those are dual 10's, not 8's. The Vifa NE265W-08, Scan 18S8531G00 and Seas T29CF001illuminator.
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  • cap
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    who's design is that* speaker? What mid and tweeter ?* I love the look ! twin 8 3 way !

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