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post #11 of 56
It's true the klipsch are a little on the bright side. I listened to a pair at compusa a few days ago.

have you tried lowering 250hz slightly so it's not quite so abrupt?

Another thing to consider is angles of the drivers relative to your ears. Try moving the satellites around a little bit to see if it helps.
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post #12 of 56
Well the computer speakers are about level with the top of my head and are spaced 4 feet apart. The definitive are 10 feet apart and are 4 feet off the ground and perpendicular to the wall. I have to admit, my hearing my be a little screwy due to being outside with cicadas (sortof like locusts, and they come out every 17 years in huge masses and chirp all day and all night and it's super loud).
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post #13 of 56
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Well I guess you could look at those but that's some serious cashola... just call me up so I can come over and jump un and down on your furniture screaming along to some Guns n' Roses or maybe some Green Day... I'll bring the chips.

Below my latest flattening curve


EDIT: Taking a pic of my desk
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post #14 of 56
try turning the gain of your sub down so you don't have to do quite so much EQ
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here is the pic... I brought the boom with the zeppelin and furry since it is part of my setup sorta... actually I figured out a way to use my mics through my converter so I can use them on TS and Skype, lol...

Is lowering the sub from the volume control unit just a suggestion for making adjustments simple or for sound purposes?
I did use it last night when I was working late... I do like how you can quickly do away with the sub-woofer like that if that's what you mean...
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post #16 of 56
Where you make the adjustment is no difference. I'd rather do it on the hardware itself rather than in an EQ, but I like to keep things simple. That way you don't have to mess with your favorite curve just because you decide you'd like a little more low-end for something, just reach down to the sub's plate amp. The Klipsch's do tend to be on the bright side, as you already discovered, but I prefer the more "detailed" sound. Somewhat exaggerated treble is a horn-tweeter trademark. Whether you like it or not, that's all up to you. The problem with the smaller horns is that they don't have too much dispersion..... Aimed too directly at your ears, they can be harsh. Angled too far away, you get much reduced output. What I would do is play around with the positions of the speakers moreso than the EQ settings. I think you'll find that an EQ like you originally had, with a slight bump in the lower-mids, will work well with the smaller drivers without overloading them. Perhaps try a slight turn-out on the left/right, and adjust the angle of the center down slightly (if it lets you, I'm not too sure on the mount).
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post #17 of 56
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So in comparison tweeters commonly found in TV speakers, home entertainment speakers and even theater speakers... how do the spread of these horn tweeters compare?

I know horns are not so common but they are not scarce either...

My goal is to get the closest to the "AVERAGE" so I am working with that and there is little or no need to test in various people's entertainment setups and go back and tweak...
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post #18 of 56
I'ma try it with my G500 see how it goes.
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as you guys can see the speakers aren't aimed directly at my ears... they are aimed about 1' lower and the center channel even more so.
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post #20 of 56
Alright this EQ configuration dullers my G500. Apparently every speaker brand is different. But at stock my G500 is good at high and bass. Now with the X-fi mod, it bested at mid and pack bass. I have my EQ at Acoustic though. Treble is at quite high.
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