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    Re: One Room Tweak = New System

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    I simply replaced the solid reflective table with a smaller leather ottoman and experienced an incredible, amazing leap forward - no joke!
    If anyone ever told you different, don't ever listen to a word they say. Fabric is even better, but I've haven't had a solid table there in a long time, I also have a leather ottoman currently.

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    Before (older picture, some gear, well maybe a lot has been updated)
    I was going to saying amazing transformation of speaker looks just by swapping table...

    I'll have to respectfully disagree with Jim regarding the guitars and would be happy to put that theory to test via blind/controlled method. All welcome to try. I think they are fine as is.

    cheers,

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    Re: One Room Tweak = New System

    Re the table in front of the listening seat, that is Tip #45 of 202 in Get Better Sound, written a bit over 10 years ago...
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    Re: One Room Tweak = New System

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    Re the table in front of the listening seat, that is Tip #45 of 202 in Get Better Sound, written a bit over 10 years ago...
    Jim

    Thanks for your input over the years and your insightful tips on getting the best sound. I know you were on the other thread regarding the coffee table and I am not looking to start it all over again.

    While many of us endusers have to deal with the hand we are dealt (ie multi-use room, type and size of room, etc.) many of do have choices and many in search of the ultimate sound from their systems often have me shaking my head. In the old days I was a reseller and installer and no matter how many times I would try to help many, too many of the "many" would always insist on new equipment to fix their "woes" instead of some simple changes.

    People often refuse to do simple things like just change the listening height of the their chair. My last pair of speakers were Nola Concert Grands and while Carl had the speaker slightly canted forward, the "sweet spot" based on ribbon height (for me and my size) was with my rump at 18-19". Not many chairs at that seat height but a rear end support fixed the issue an gave me much more enjoyable SQ than a standard 17" chair height.

    I guess my point, and the points you drive home is everything matters and some of the smallest (and inexpensive) tweaks can often make huge differences.

    Thanks for all your input.

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    Re: One Room Tweak = New System

    I can attest Ultrafast system sounds great, and I did not hear the guitars singing along. I did note some damping material between the fret and strings.

    I like so many others have a multi purpose room. I don't want to sterile it to much. I push my coffee table to the side when listening. Otherwise I can hear it. I have looked at new furniture since I have leather furniture. My wife takes me to Lignet Roset. $20k for a sofa and chair makes me gulp.
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    Re: One Room Tweak = New System

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post

    I simply replaced the solid reflective table with a smaller leather ottoman and experienced an incredible, amazing leap forward - no joke!
    I did the same long time ago.
    At time i had problems with my wife because i gave the table to a friend for free. I had no other space in the house for the table (around 1.2 x 1.2 meters) and, after been removed, it simply could not return to the same place.


    One suggestion: try, simply try to put the sub at the center, between the 2 speakers and listen music in 2.1. You have yours where i had mine (but in the right wall).

 

 
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