A Senior's low budget system

HTnewb

HTnewb

Audioholic Intern
You’ll want your surrounds one to two feet above ear level to get the best sound effects.
@mazersteven, Thanks. They are actually about 1 1/2ft now. I'll leave them there. You guys have been a major help so far. As a senior who has tinkered with audio and video for years and still knows very little about either, i feel somewhat inferior but all of your replies have been very satisfying. Being on a fixed income and addicted somewhat to this hobby late in life, acquiring nicer higher-end equipment is out of reach but i am content with what i now have but don't want to be short-changed in sound quality with what i do have.

Thanks again and i'm sure there will be more newb questions along the way.

Sorry to have hijacked the Pro's & Joe's thread with a bunch of questions.
 
Gmoney

Gmoney

Audioholic Samurai
nice setup bro! clean look well Thought out with placement of speakers.
 
HTnewb

HTnewb

Audioholic Intern
nice setup bro! clean look well Thought out with placement of speakers.
Thanks @Gmoney. This small cramped room is hard to work with and i'm beginning to discover a few small acoustic quirks that just plain old bothers me but i'm still experimenting. I don't give up easy.
 
Gmoney

Gmoney

Audioholic Samurai
Thanks @Gmoney. This small cramped room is hard to work with and i'm beginning to discover a few small acoustic quirks that just plain old bothers me but i'm still experimenting. I don't give up easy.
Bro I have had tons of gear going back to the early 70's can't say I wasted money but I can say I should have put more on better speakers than on electronics. The set up I have now is modest I have had setups over 20g's. Thing is the setup you have is very nice I see you gave it a lot of thought. I myself have thought of setting up one with bookshelves a good sub or two a mid level AVR or even a flagship AVR. I bet it sounds sweet, is that your TV above your audio/video center?
 
HTnewb

HTnewb

Audioholic Intern
Bro I have had tons of gear going back to the early 70's can't say I wasted money but I can say I should have put more on better speakers than on electronics. The set up I have now is modest I have had setups over 20g's. Thing is the setup you have is very nice I see you give it a lot of thought. I myself have thought of setting up one with bookshelves a good sub or two a mid level AVR or even a flagship AVR. I bet it sounds sweet, is that your TV above your audio/video center?
Thanks @Gmoney. The TV is a Samsung UN65KS9800 FALD (flagship from 2016) purchased early 2017. Still looks amazing and have no desire to let it go until it dies on it's own. Yes the Klipsch's sound good pushed by the low-end Denon.
 
Gmoney

Gmoney

Audioholic Samurai
Thanks @Gmoney. The TV is a Samsung UN65KS9800 FALD (flagship from 2016) purchased early 2017. Still looks amazing and have no desire to let it go until it dies on it's own. Yes the Klipsch's sound good pushed by the low-end Denon.
I thought that was a 4K like the runners that hide the cables nice. Clean power is clean power Denon is Good stuff man! At our age we don't need to be cranking up our setups like we use to. As I'm sure you know it's about Dynamic clean sound and You got it nailed down! Some think it's about how loud it can go, its about how good our setups sound at Moderate listening levels or sometimes Reference levels. For movies I do like it up a bit, for music its about finding that sweet spot on the volume level. Very nice setup bro!

Mike
 
HTnewb

HTnewb

Audioholic Intern
I thought that was a 4K like the runners that hide the cables nice. Clean power is clean power Denon is Good stuff man! At our age we don't need to be cranking up our setups like we use to. As I'm sure you know it's about Dynamic clean sound and You got it nailed down! Some think it's about how loud it can go, its about how good our setups sound at Moderate listening levels or sometimes Reference levels. For movies I do like it up a bit, for music its about finding that sweet spot on the volume level. Very nice setup bro!

Mike
The Sammy is 4K and the cable covers were easier than trying to cut holes and fish cables up to the TV. The opening that the TV sets in, was an opening between the Den and Dining Room. I closed in the back of it on the dining room side and mounted the TV on an articulating mount that has several angle adjustments. Worked out well i think. Now if i can just solve the acoustic problem i think i'm hearing, all will be well. https://forums.audioholics.com/forums/threads/experience-with-denon-calibration.117557/#post-1418490
 
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anurag10152

Audiophyte
Nice System!!!

Maybe try moving those mains out about a 1' or more on both sides and toeing in a little. See how that sounds. Also your rears should be to the sides of the seating position facing the seating position.

I think you should replace your receiver with best Yamaha RX-V485BL.
 
HTnewb

HTnewb

Audioholic Intern
His debts just keep rising with all this gifting.:p
 

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