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    Default How do I optimize my sub?

    Is there a procedure or method by which I can determine if my Polk sub is set to produce the most dynamic sound?

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    Hi:
    Wellcome
    yeS!!!
    And your system is?
    And your room, how big, the furniture, carpet?
    How is the set up?
    As much as you can tell the better!!

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    Default 1000 words...

    I'll photograph it this weekend and note the dimensions. Thank you.

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    You'll need the following:

    1. Radio Shack SPL meter
    2. Test tones

    I'll let the guru's fill in the blanks....now go shopping.

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    Default No photos, but question...

    If I have access to a Sound and Vision tune up disc and a sound level meter, I should be able to muddle my way through it right?

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    Yes, you can do it.
    Besides try to read the HT manual in the downloads. you can learn a lot!!

    EDUARDO AH.
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    Default downloads???

    I looked in toolbox, but no luck...

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    Go to FAQ. at the end

    http://www.polkaudio.com/home/faqad/index.php

    And go to Library

    http://www.polkaudio.com/home/library/hthandbook.php

    Download the news papers too.


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    You have all the tools you need attached to your head.

    Move it around, play some familiar tunes, and start twistin' knobs.

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    Thumbs up Thanks for your inputs

    I appreciate all of your help.

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    APC--the best thing to do is post a new thread entitled "Dr. Spec, help." The good doctor is THE resource for subwoofer setup. Great guy ready to share his knowledge/experience with you.

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    Originally posted by steveinaz
    APC--the best thing to do is post a new thread entitled "Dr. Spec, help."
    Or he could use the 'search' feature to save Doc from typing the same thing, for the 500th time.

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    Default That is why...

    I said my thank you earlier. I did not want to burden the forum with another iteration of info that is available in an archive somewhere. My original intent was to get a little direction to the knowledge base I was unable to find myself. Perhaps if an administrator reads this thread - they will erase it with my appreciation.

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    Welcome to the forum,
    There is no archive, you can use the search feature and try keywords. There is plenty of useful info here and if you still dont understand something, someone will help you out.
    Graham

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    APC--the best thing to do is post a new thread entitled "Dr. Spec, help." The good doctor is THE resource for subwoofer setup. Great guy ready to share his knowledge/experience with you.
    apc
    These guys on the Polk Forum (steveinaz, gatemplin, polkmaniac....) really helped me tune my SVS...and then there's Dr.Spec, THE resident Internet SUB EXPERT...
    Last edited by monkeyphant; 06-28-2004 at 05:58 PM.

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    Thanks for the shout-out, but I'm still green when it comes to subwoofers...

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    Originally posted by RuSsMaN
    Or he could use the 'search' feature to save Doc from typing the same thing, for the 500th time.

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Yeah, and while we're at it, how about just locking all the threads and change the name from Polk Audio Forum to Polk Audio Database.
    Last edited by steveinaz; 06-29-2004 at 03:58 PM.

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    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Subwoofer: SVS PB12-NSD

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    Default SPL Meter - Analog or Digital?

    I can borrow a digital meter from a friend or buy an analog from the Shack. Is there an advantage to either from a novice standpoint? What are yor preferences and why? I will be using the S&V Home Theater Tune-Up disc, which demonstates the use of Radio Shack's analog meter.

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    I would go ahead and buy one (maybe used?). If you ever decide to rearrange, move, get a different sub or speakers you'll need to re-calibrate. I've got the digital model, very easy to use.
    Last edited by steveinaz; 06-29-2004 at 03:59 PM.

    Source: Squeezebox Touch/CIA Power Supply
    DAC: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Linestage: Placette RVC Passive
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Subwoofer: SVS PB12-NSD

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