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    Proper setup and placement are critical

    Saw this photo of a guy in Europe (Poland) complaining about the sound. He was convinced it was the spikes and ordered some Harmonix TU-210ZX Million Maestro feet (1800 euro for 2 pc).

    When I see these pictures, I just shake my head. You almost don’t know where to start.

    Someone suggested he change the fuse in his amp. Ok, that was funny.




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    Re: Proper setup and placement are critical

    I would have went with the fuse first....
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    Re: Proper setup and placement are critical

    Agreed, wonder where he hid the other speaker ?
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    Re: Proper setup and placement are critical

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    I would have went with the fuse first....

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    Re: Proper setup and placement are critical

    Hello Mike,

    Can you share some tips in system setup in your Stereo with Mike channel? I would like to hear how you get the best sounds from the speakers placement for the brand you carry, what kind of acoustical treatment we should invest in. Also, when your crew install equipment for your clients, what problems they usually see in the customers' listening room as we don't have a dedicated listening room with proper treatment like the dealers.
    Thank you!
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    Re: Proper setup and placement are critical

    Probably the only place his wife would let him put the speakers
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    Re: Proper setup and placement are critical

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Saw this photo of a guy in Europe (Poland) complaining about the sound. He was convinced it was the spikes and ordered some Harmonix TU-210ZX Million Maestro feet (1800 euro for 2 pc).

    When I see these pictures, I just shake my head. You almost don’t know where to start.

    Someone suggested he change the fuse in his amp. Ok, that was funny.




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    Proper setup and placement are critical

    Quote Originally Posted by Q3Di View Post
    Hello Mike,

    Can you share some tips in system setup in your Stereo with Mike channel? I would like to hear how you get the best sounds from the speakers placement for the brand you carry, what kind of acoustical treatment we should invest in. Also, when your crew install equipment for your clients, what problems they usually see in the customers' listening room as we don't have a dedicated listening room with proper treatment like the dealers.
    Thank you!
    For sure Jim. The first tip is working with a dealer like myself who will be sure it’s the right speaker for your room and any limitations you might have. Too many dealers are like “yeah, yeah, yeah, get the bigger speaker!” When they know it will overload the room.

    Acoustical treatment will depend on the living environment and what’s tolerable. If professional diffusers and absorption panels are too ugly, we have other, more natural suggestions like silk plants and the like.

    We try to ask a lot of questions up front to mitigate the installation challenges. It’s usually something like - not enough outlets, heavy use of glass in the room or the client only having wifi for their new streamer, when a wired connection is required.


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    Re: Proper setup and placement are critical

    Jim Smith would have a field day with that setup. LOL
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    Re: Proper setup and placement are critical

    more pics of that room with second speaker?

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