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glObalist 06-07-08 01:04 PM

Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
Hey guys,

I have a budget of cca. $1500 to spend on the Pioneer VSX 817 receiver and a set of 5.1 speakers to go with it into this room (20m2):

http://www.itworks.sk/pics/room.jpg

Problem is, we have switched from carpet to floating wooden floor as you can see in the pic. Currently I'm using the Logitech Z-5400 5.1 speakers and although these sounded fairly well on the carpet (I know some audiofils are ROTFLMAOing right now), now it's just an awful reverbated mess.

Can anyone advise me a good ~$1000 5.1 speaker setup that will sound good in this kind of room? Doesn't have to be a set, can be separate speaker models/manufacturers.

I'm quite a noob at this, don't even know whether to go for speaker stands or wall mounts or tower speakers... no idea which would sound better in this accoustics environment.

Usage is 60%music/40% DVD movies.

Many thanks for your input!

Danothemano 06-08-08 05:03 PM

Re: Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
http://www.edesignaudio.com/htpackage.php

Free shipping. Make great subs and speakers. Just select 5.1 and choose which components you want.

glObalist 06-09-08 03:21 AM

Re: Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danothemano (Post 1675742)
http://www.edesignaudio.com/htpackage.php

Free shipping. Make great subs and speakers. Just select 5.1 and choose which components you want.

Thanks. Did you test these with that kind of floor/room?

Danothemano 06-09-08 09:55 AM

Re: Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
I've actually never heard the speakers before, but I've heard they are great. I do have one of their subs before, on the same type of floor you have, and it sounds fantastic.

Ruined 06-10-08 02:13 PM

Re: Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
You might be best off with something like Bose or Polk which tend to have rolled off highs compared to the competition. Since an accurate speaker would sound harsh in your room, this might not be a bad idea.

Another option is getting a receiver like the Onkyo 705 which has Audyssey MultiEQXT room correction for all channels - this also can compensate for your room issues.

Lyme 06-16-08 08:50 PM

Re: Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
Have you tried putting felt pads on the bottom of your speakers? http://www.installersstore.com/cgi-b...alogno=41-0010

crainger 06-17-08 08:44 PM

Re: Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
Or even some decent rubber feet. I bought some for my 360 to raise it a bit more when vertical and let more air flow though. They also reduced vibration noise altogether. You can get them in some pretty big sizes too.

glObalist 06-19-08 02:28 AM

Re: Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lyme (Post 1683633)
Have you tried putting felt pads on the bottom of your speakers? http://www.installersstore.com/cgi-b...alogno=41-0010

Linky no work.

XDanger 07-30-08 10:34 PM

Re: Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
http://shutter03.pictures.aol.com/da...D7dGIr0140.jpg

crainger 07-31-08 12:29 AM

Re: Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
Not quite what he means XDanger.

musman 08-01-08 05:27 PM

Re: Need advice on speakers for my floating wood floor
 
Take a look at Paradigm speakers. They have some great budget audiophile speakers. If you shop smart you can get a system for $1000. Take a look at the Atom as main speakers & they make a center channel, rears & a sub to match.

Floor standing speakers almost always sound better in any environment. But a better question is, what sounds better, a pair of $400 floor standing speakers or a $400 pair of book shelf speakers? Well, usually the bookshelf speakers will sound better. They are smaller and use less materials so now them $$ are put into better quality parts. Big cheap speakers sound boomy & unbalanced, where small, quality speakers have less bass and don't play as loud, but they have a much more balanced & over all quality is better.


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