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Old 08-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #21
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Try some furniture felt pads, but I'd suggest more than just one layer. Or you can try the Hockey Pucks/Felt Pads combo that I use for under my TT and Speaker plinths. This will raise the speakers about an inch and a half though.
From listening to it more, I believe that I would need a 4" riser to get the imaging to the right ear level, until I can build some (with felt pads, thanks John) I will try your solution.

The great thing about them being on top of the Behringers is A/B testing. It's uncanny how you can be satisfied with something and then all of a sudden, you can stand listening to it anymore. The difference in sound is similar to using my 330B to power my cans, i.e. enormous. Now I realize how my Behringers were harsh sounding. They'll do great though for my 26" TV in my room.

I'm loving my Missions all over again

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If the Adcom brings out anything more, this will be the cheapest upgrade I ever did with a total cost of nothing (well except going from 7.1 to 5.1 but that's trivial) I was browsing Kijiji and found mint 704 matching towers. If I'm lucky they'll still be available later on and would move my 702s to the sides, what I initially should of done.
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From listening to it more, I believe that I would need a 4" riser to get the imaging to the right ear level, until I can build some (with felt pads, thanks John) I will try your solution.

The great thing about them being on top of the Behringers is A/B testing. It's uncanny how you can be satisfied with something and then all of a sudden, you can stand listening to it anymore. The difference in sound is similar to using my 330B to power my cans, i.e. enormous. Now I realize how my Behringers were harsh sounding. They'll do great though for my 26" TV in my room.

I'm loving my Missions all over again

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If the Adcom brings out anything more, this will be the cheapest upgrade I ever did with a total cost of nothing (well except going from 7.1 to 5.1 but that's trivial) I was browsing Kijiji and found mint 704 matching towers. If I'm lucky they'll still be available later on and would move my 702s to the sides, what I initially should of done.
Hey Pat!

It's absolutely wonderful to read that you are so thoroughly pleased with the changes you've made and are about to make........plus at little to no cost! That's a huge bonus!

Bringing up the furniture felt pads brought to my attention that I need to get some myself. I also need to figure out a way to tilt the Behringers slightly downward, as the tweeter is about 2 inches too high from ear level. Do you have any suggestions?
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Hey Pat!

It's absolutely wonderful to read that you are so thoroughly pleased with the changes you've made and are about to make........plus at little to no cost! That's a huge bonus!

Bringing up the furniture felt pads brought to my attention that I need to get some myself. I also need to figure out a way to tilt the Behringers slightly downward, as the tweeter is about 2 inches too high from ear level. Do you have any suggestions?
Yes it is John, I really don't understand why I never did it before.

As for your dilemna, I know that my big bro would just make slanted seats for them (he's going to do my risers, he's one of those handy with everything kinda guy + the right tools) as that's what he built for me for my guitar amp.

But his skills have not transferred down the line unfortunately . I guess for now you might just stick some cardboard under the rear to tilt them forward. But for a permanent solution, I'll give it some thought buddy.
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Yes it is John, I really don't understand why I never did it before.

As for your dilemna, I know that my big bro would just make slanted seats for them (he's going to do my risers, he's one of those handy with everything kinda guy + the right tools) as that's what he built for me for my guitar amp.

But his skills have not transferred down the line unfortunately . I guess for now you might just stick some cardboard under the rear to tilt them forward. But for a permanent solution, I'll give it some thought buddy.
I have a thought.....I could turn them upside down, and that would immediately solve the problem. It would look kinda goofy, plus I don't know if its adviseable to do. Thoughts?
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I have a thought.....I could turn them upside down, and that would immediately solve the problem. It would look kinda goofy, plus I don't know if its adviseable to do. Thoughts?
Actually thought of that also since the tweeters are on the bottom on my Missions. But I figured if they were made like that, might as well respect it (though in my case it wouldn't show as the grill is reversible).

It would look kinda strange but hey, it might just work perfectly John. I says, gives it a try What I am wondering though is if the weight of the amp would be too much in reverse position.
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Actually thought of that also since the tweeters are on the bottom on my Missions. But I figured if they were made like that, might as well respect it (though in my case it wouldn't show as the grill is reversible).

It would look kinda strange but hey, it might just work perfectly John. I says, gives it a try What I am wondering though is if the weight of the amp would be too much in reverse position.
I think I'll give it a shot at some point this week, provided I don't find an acceptable method to angle them slightly downward. Will go and have a browse at Rona or Home Depot and see if I can find something to do the trick.
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I think I'll give it a shot at some point this week, provided I don't find an acceptable method to angle them slightly downward. Will go and have a browse at Rona or Home Depot and see if I can find something to do the trick.
I love browsing those stores for stuff like that, seems if you look long enough there's always a solution waiting to be found. Good luck buddy.

On a side note, I've been revisiting all my demo discs with the new setup and all I can say is wow again. Shouldn't be too long
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Well I've been listening to a lot of jazz and female vocals on my little setup and have to say that I'm totally thrilled. The mix of my H//K 330B and my Missions is a match made in heaven. For little drivers the bass is surprisingly good, upright bass sounds full and deep. Vocals are full and velvety as heck, acoustic guitars are natural sounding with lots of presence. Drums also come out with power and crispness I haven't heard on my ht setup before. I need to figure out how I'll add SACD and DVD-A playback as I want to re listen to my hi res collection on this setup.
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Dang, don't I feel like a bum!!!

I have Logitech Z-2300 on my PC... the rest of you look like you're using actual stereo speakers on your PC's.
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I'm using Emotiva Airmotiv 5's with a NuForce uDAC. Nice sounding nearfield setup. I would post a pic, but my desk is a mess and my wiring needs a bit of organization.
-Speakers: Monitor Audio Silver RS8's, RSLCR, RSFX, Dual Epik Empires
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-Sources: Pio Elite BDP-05fd, Toshiba HD-A30, XboX 360, DirecTV HD, HTPC, Music Hall MMF 5.1
-Extras: Music Hall 25.2 DAC, Goldpoint SA4, JoLida JD9, Harmony 1000, Panamax 5100 (x2), BFD Pro DSP1124P
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I use a NAD C370 amp and a pair of

Wharfedale XARUS5000 speakers

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e....1.f8tbswlDQKQ

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Am really happy with how these sound can tell the difference be twine flac and MP3 quite easy though most stuff is in 320K for me.

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i feel a bit under-qualified for this thread.

i use bose companion 2 pc speakers. i know, i know...but they were on sale and i needed new pc speakers so went with these.

the only thing i really do on my pc is play games, surf the net and occasionally listen to music (when i don't wanna fire up the ht system).

i do have logitech g35 headphones that i use if i have to use vent or talk during gaming sessions. they offer 7.1 audio and sound pretty good.
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I'd like to hear about the speakers you are using for your PC.

I finally upgraded to some dedicated active monitors after years of listening to a variety of PC Speaker steups from Logitech, H-K and Altec. The difference in sound quality has been revelatory, although a lot of that can be attributed to the dedicated soundcard I installed as well, along with good quality cables.

The speakers I bought are Behringer Truth B1030A's and I'm really pleased with them.
I love the truth line, fantastic monitors, A friend of mine has the B3030A in his basement studio. I've always thought about getting a set just to have around incase I may need them.
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I just use the Logitech X-530, with my computer. My real speaker set up is in the theater room with the projector.
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I have a Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 setup on my desktop, the self powered subwoofer provides clean bass at adjustable levels on the speakers. The lows go very low and the highs are quite crisp, i picked mine up at an auction for about 75$ on ebay a while back once you get these youll never want another set, its also avalable in 5.1.. only draw back there is not an on or off button, i had another Yamaha 2.1 cream colored setup while ago that rattled the walls and rumbled everything but me out of the computer chair but that one REALLY pissed the neighbors off
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I have a Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 setup on my desktop, the self powered subwoofer provides clean bass at adjustable levels on the speakers. The lows go very low and the highs are quite crisp, i picked mine up at an auction for about 75$ on ebay a while back once you get these youll never want another set, its also avalable in 5.1.. only draw back there is not an on or off button, i had another Yamaha 2.1 cream colored setup while ago that rattled the walls and rumbled everything but me out of the computer chair but that one REALLY pissed the neighbors off
im running the same thing but the difference i have is i don't run it off the integrated audio card i have a sound blaster x-fi to help process the sound along with an equalizer to help the speakers reproduce the sound along with FLAC files and winamp.
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im running the same thing but the difference i have is i don't run it off the integrated audio card i have a sound blaster x-fi to help process the sound along with an equalizer to help the speakers reproduce the sound along with FLAC files and winamp.
I had a Soundblaster x-fi for years, but got tired of Creative taking more than a year to upgrade driver support when I installed newer versions of Windows. So I switched to an Asus Xonar Essence STX and I couldn't be happier!
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I had a Soundblaster x-fi for years, but got tired of Creative taking more than a year to upgrade driver support when I installed newer versions of Windows. So I switched to an Asus Xonar Essence STX and I couldn't be happier!
that was my first choice but i decided to run fiber optic to my pioneer elite receiver since the asus is more built for internal use only so i run my music (if i want) out to my B&W speakers. the asus wouldn't have been able to do that with stereo (analog) red white plugs.
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that was my first choice but i decided to run fiber optic to my pioneer elite receiver since the asus is more built for internal use only so i run my music (if i want) out to my B&W speakers. the asus wouldn't have been able to do that with stereo (analog) red white plugs.
Got ya!

My PC system is standalone, which is why I opted for the Asus.
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So i have a mix here. Im using a pc inconjunction with my HiFi setup. I have a U player in there as well.

AV123 Rockets RS 760 = $600
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I know, I keep thinking about getting another DAC but its hard. I know there is a difference. Just not sure how far up the ladder I need to go.

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