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  1. And yes, acoustic treatment is definitely in the works. I'll post a pic when all is said and done.
  2. Thanks Dean. I was curious as to if there was a dip below the 100hz point to help me adjust my subwoofer crossover. Man, I never realized how much higher I needed to turn up the gain on my sub to compensate for the sensitivity of these speakers! Before when I had my Bose and/or Definitive Technology I had the gain at the 8-9 o'clock position which was about 20-25%. I kept thinking that my RF-7s were causing a phase cancellation with my sub since I could barely hear it and since my sub doesn't have phase adjustments I experimented with putting it a few different places. So last night I unhooked my sub and rain the RF-7s straight from the amp. Sounded almost exactly the same as with my sub! I then noticed that the gain was still down low on my sub! Turned it up to between the 11-12 o'clock position and now it sounds perfect. Adjusted the sub's crossover to about 65hz and that setting seems to be perfect to reduce the boominess of the sub at higher crossover levels.
  3. Can anyone tell me at what frequency the 2.8 ohm minimum impedance of RF-7s is? Also, I know that the advice is to have speakers about 2 feet or so from a side or back wall. Well, my long narrow basement doesn't really allow for that. To widen the soundstage, would it be ok to have the outer edge of each RF-7 up against the side wall, toed in directly at my listening point? Right now the back of each speaker is about 6" from the wall. Here's how everything is set up currently:
  4. No comment other than that's the highest I've ever seen a center channel mounted! []
  5. My wife said she'd want me to paint the rest of the wall the same color as the foam or a color that blended good with it. She did see a show on one of the decorating channels of someone who put some fabric over them to hide them more.
  6. I do have a pretty short ceiling, I'm guessing its about 7 feet tall considering that I'm 5'10" and can touch the ceiling with my feet flat on the ground. My wife wasn't too keen on the idea of the foam on the ceiling, so those acoustic panels are worth looking at. Thanks!
  7. I can picture the speaker having better midbass with the reverberation of the rubber bands. I wonder if banjo music would sound better with those on?
  8. No, that's how it is supposed to be hooked up if your receiver doesn't have an LFE output. Even if it does have an LFE output, you can hook both the single LFE output to the LFE input on the sub and also the low level pre-out to the low level in L & R on the sub.
  9. Thanks for the replies. I do have a plan of attack if/when I put the acoustic foam on. The mirror trick sounds like a very good idea and makes 100% sense. It won't be just a random placement of foam. [] Would there be benefits by treating the ceiling too? I'm thinking there probably would be. Would the mirror trick be a good way to panel the ceiling also?
  10. What you were quoted and what retail is are different. RF-7s retailed at $2200/pair. There was a good explanation by Trey as to why the RF-83s were $300 more retail for the pair = $2500.
  11. I have to type a formal damage claim and send it to the UPS Store where I dropped the speakers off at. I'm going to include pictures of the speakers. I know that its not major damage, but it still ticks me off since there was not even a scratch on them when I sent them!
  12. With my RF-7s I'm running 40 wpc from my HK 730 and it more than suits me fine. I know that I would benefit from an amp with more headroom and high wattage rating, but for now I'm fine. I was glad to get the awesome deal on the speakers and then later down the road I can worry about better amplification.
  13. Look familiar...yeah unfortunately. I thought that commercial for FedEx was showing them in modern day. I think if they had cavemen working for them things would actually be better!
  14. Damaged box - looks like someone shoved a knife in it! [:@]
  15. Its been recommended that your amp have a solid 200watts RMS power and be able to handle the 2.8ohm low impedence point when powering RF-7s. I don't think its really possible to find too much amp for RF-7s. 1000 watts maximum input! Then again, I'm currently using my HK 730 from the 1970s (SS) which is rated at 40 watts/channel and its suiting me perfectly!
  16. Trying to tame the very bright basement room that my stereo is in. Some of the foam I'm looking at is cheap enough that even if it only made a minor improvement it would be worth it.
  17. Here are a couple pictures of my basement stereo: {EDIT} See later post for pics I was thinking about buying a set of acoustic foam, either 1" or 2" thickness. On the right speaker I was considering putting foam from the wall outlet to the column that sticks out (exactly 48" in width). Height would be flush with the ledge that's about right in the middle of the total height of the wall (about 40" tall). The loveseat next to the wall by the left speaker isn't normally there. Usually nothing but a long bare wall up to the door at the far left of the pic. If I were to install acoustic foam on this wall, would I be better off matching the 48" width of the foam on the right wall or installing it all the way up to the door on the far left of the pic? Any advice or suggestions is always appreciated. Thanks!
  18. Wow, longest subject title I've ever typed I think! The wife and I went and saw the movie "Just Friends" tonight which as a side note was hilariously funny. We got there plenty early and I was checking out the theater. Unfortunately it was at the local dollar theater and there wasn't even any surround speakers! I got to thinking about the curtain-type material that was on the walls. Gathered fabric was what my wife called it. Is there anywhere a person can buy something like this for home use? My basement and walls are plain white and I wouldn't mind putting something like this in to create more of a theater type look. My wife actually suggested something similar she saw on a home decorating show one time. Anyone else using something similar? Thanks!
  19. Wow, think I could get double that for my 730?
  20. If I were to buy a budget EQ, what should I look for in one? What is the minimum number of bands that one should have? Anyone know what frequency that the treble & bass knobs on an HK 730 boost/cut and by what amount? If I buy one, should I hook up my system like Pre-out, EQ, Subwoofer, Pre-in or Pre-out, Subwoofer, EQ, Pre-in? Would it make a difference either way?
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