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    Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)




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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Sounds like fun!
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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Fancy a short holiday in sunny Portsmouth on the South Coast - of England? I need help with setting up my XDs. Peter
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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Rug looks familiar. Now if I could just place that shoe...

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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Is that System local Mike....?
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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Is that System local Mike....?
    Yes. Tampa.


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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

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    Beautiful room and system. Mike, in the photo, the software displayed on the laptop, is from Avantgarde? If not, what is it? Thanks

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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Quote Originally Posted by mxk116 View Post
    Beautiful room and system. Mike, in the photo, the software displayed on the laptop, is from Avantgarde? If not, what is it? Thanks
    It’s from Avantgarde. When I had mine all those years, I took the time to really learn the software. Other than the folks in Germany, I’m not sure of anyone else state side who knows it as well.


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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    It’s from Avantgarde. When I had mine all those years, I took the time to really learn the software. Other than the folks in Germany, I’m not sure of anyone else state side who knows it as well.
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    Beautiful set up. Avantgarde has embraced the use of technology and DSP for integrating their speakers with a room. Bravo.

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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Mike, can you share the final overall speaker/room frequency response measurement (if there is one)?

    If not, perhaps I can "twist the arm" of the lucky owner to let our club members measure it (with XTZ Room Analyzer and/or REW) and compare with how it actually sounds!
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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepysurf View Post
    Mike, can you share the final overall speaker/room frequency response measurement (if there is one)?

    If not, perhaps I can "twist the arm" of the lucky owner to let our club members measure it (with XTZ Room Analyzer and/or REW) and compare with how it actually sounds!
    Alan, it probably won’t tell you much as it was particular for his setup with 8 subs (!!), four towering bass horns, 2 x 231’s and 2 x additional subs at the rear for his room and HIS type of music (classical). For one thing, we had to start with the basics: getting the listening position correct (it was nearly 2 feet off center due to the crazy rug which was throwing everybody off), getting the listening position correct for the flattest bass response, positioning the speakers equally (one was far more forward than the other, one had toe in, the other didn’t. One was much closer to the side wall than the other, etc., etc.)

    I didn’t take any last pics of the config. It was after 9pm by the time we left but it was sounding 5000 times better.

    I’ll send the bill to Avantgarde.


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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    ...it probably won’t tell you much as it was particular for his setup with 8 subs (!!)...
    Holy Moly! That must've been quite a challenge to get them all synergizing with one another, not to mention the Trio's!
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    Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepysurf View Post
    Holy Moly! That must've been quite a challenge to get them all synergizing with one another, not to mention the Trio's!
    It did take the better part of 5 hours. But when we left, it was sounding fabulous and frankly, given the constraints of his giant motorized theater screen, positioned about as good as they could be.

    Now, knowing Charles, he’s probably gone and buggered it all up again.


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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    It did take the better part of 5 hours. But when we left, it was sounding fabulous and frankly, given the constraints of his giant motorized theater screen, positioned about as good as they could be.

    Now, knowing Charles, he’s probably gone and buggered it all up again.


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    That is pretty darn funny!
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    Re: Still dialing in Avantgarde’s for customers and friends (on a Saturday night no less)

    Charles was going to be my guess.

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