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Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations February 16th, 2011, 7:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,741
Posted By kmitchell
As you swap the speakers take a close look at the...

As you swap the speakers take a close look at the wire feeding the right speaker. Look for any damage on both the speaker and amp end of the wire as well as any damage along the wire. Also, You...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations May 24th, 2010, 8:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,680
Posted By kmitchell
Just noticed the R & S no longer has these...

Just noticed the R & S no longer has these stands.

I found them...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations May 24th, 2010, 8:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,680
Posted By kmitchell
A neighbor of mine showed me a trick for breaking...

A neighbor of mine showed me a trick for breaking through the tack tape without damaging the speaker surface. What you do is slip a piece of fishing line in between the speaker and the plate and...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations May 24th, 2010, 8:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,680
Posted By kmitchell
Here's a link to what I...

Here's a link to what I use:

http://forum.hsuresearch.com/showpost.php?p=35196&postcount=44
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers March 25th, 2010, 1:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,595
Posted By kmitchell
or by adding an MBM-12 nearfield. But first...

or by adding an MBM-12 nearfield.

But first you have to get your mains and sub calibrated. For my system with a Denon 4308CI I ran Audyssey first and then a calibrated the mains and sub. If you...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers March 12th, 2010, 3:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,102
Posted By kmitchell
The VTF 1 is down-firing so it should have no...

The VTF 1 is down-firing so it should have no effect on performance or SQ. I had my VTF2.3 setup that way for several weeks while I was dialing it in but finally turned it around when my wife asked...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 24th, 2010, 3:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,837
Posted By kmitchell
I run my VTF2.3 in ME mode along with a sealed...

I run my VTF2.3 in ME mode along with a sealed MBM-12 positioned close by. I'm very pleased with this setup which I've had for a little over a year now.

Rattle hunting is a fun, family thing to...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 11th, 2009, 2:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,632
Posted By kmitchell
Hi TampaBay, Welcome to the HSU family. After...

Hi TampaBay,

Welcome to the HSU family. After reading over your thread I have to advise you to start with the basics. Make a sketch of your room, mark your speaker and sub positions along with...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers October 13th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,184
Posted By kmitchell
http://www.animusic.com Animusic 1: Drum Machine...

http://www.animusic.com

Animusic 1: Drum Machine

Animusic 2: Starship Groove

Animusic 2: Gyro Drums
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers October 5th, 2009, 4:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,847
Posted By kmitchell
thundernz1, What kind of receiver are you...

thundernz1,

What kind of receiver are you using?

I had a similar problem with my Denon AVR4308CI right after Denon pushed a dynamic EQ update. After talking with Denon they had me save off my...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers September 21st, 2009, 6:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,283
Posted By kmitchell
Hi ShadyJ, Didn't even realize they had such a...

Hi ShadyJ,

Didn't even realize they had such a product.

http://www.magicamerican.com/googone/product/e7c5d1c7-db6e-4552-b49a-bf97fc58484d.aspx

Here is the citrus-based one I've been using...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers September 21st, 2009, 7:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,283
Posted By kmitchell
ShadyJ, Are you sure it was Goo Gone? It...

ShadyJ,

Are you sure it was Goo Gone? It sounds more like you were using Goof Off which is often confused with Goo Gone.

Goo Gone is citrus oil based which is basically citric acid (strong...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers September 20th, 2009, 8:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,283
Posted By kmitchell
Wow. ShadyJ, Can you tell me what kind of tile...

Wow. ShadyJ,

Can you tell me what kind of tile it was? Ceramic? Just curious as I didn't think goo gone had anything that caustic in it.

Thanks,
Ken
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers September 19th, 2009, 3:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,283
Posted By kmitchell
It's probably vinyl residue from the mat and you...

It's probably vinyl residue from the mat and you should be able to take it off with any of the citrus-based cleaners. Goo Gone is what I used in the past. Of course, try it in a very small area...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers September 19th, 2009, 3:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,684
Posted By kmitchell
Lipton, Invite them over for a movie and you...

Lipton,

Invite them over for a movie and you may have a friend forever. :D

Ken
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers August 25th, 2009, 4:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,673
Posted By kmitchell
Hi Matt, Yeah, you have to register with...

Hi Matt,

Yeah, you have to register with hometheatershack before you can access the REW pages but it doesn't cost anything to register and they don't spam you after you register. I think HSU...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers August 23rd, 2009, 6:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,673
Posted By kmitchell
Matt, That's good stuff. You should also look...

Matt,

That's good stuff. You should also look into REW http://www.hometheatershack.com/roomeq/ (http://www.hometheatershack.com/roomeq/%29) . It's got a bit of a learning curve but it sure beats...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers July 23rd, 2009, 8:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,863
Posted By kmitchell
Hi chambers, First of all, Welcome to the...

Hi chambers,

First of all, Welcome to the forums.

I have the enthusiast 2 package in satin black and I think it looks more "high tech". I think it depends on what kind of a look you want and...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 30th, 2009, 3:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,714
Posted By kmitchell
Another trick is to turn the sub volume knob down...

Another trick is to turn the sub volume knob down a little and increase the LFE channel level output at the receiver/amp/AVR. It's the increased signal level coming into the sub that wakes it up....
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 19th, 2009, 6:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,349
Posted By kmitchell
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=64...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=644330


Some feel a hard surface under the sub can create unwanted resonant frequencies and recommend putting a throw rug, piece of carpet, or...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers May 19th, 2009, 4:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By kmitchell
You may want to try black tinted car wax. Try it...

You may want to try black tinted car wax. Try it on a small area first in case it doesn't work then you will only have to remove a small amount of wax. Citrus Orange cleaner should take the wax off...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers March 18th, 2009, 8:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,134
Posted By kmitchell
Before you buy from someone on the internet make...

Before you buy from someone on the internet make sure they are an authorized dealer by calling Pioneer at (800) 421-1404 and asking them to verify them. Vann's is an online Pioneer Elite authorized...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers March 16th, 2009, 7:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By kmitchell
You can always reduce the output of the 3.3 but...

You can always reduce the output of the 3.3 but you can't increase the output of the 2.3 (well, maybe, but it's not simple).

You may by able to get by with the 2.3 but we'd have to see a sketch of...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 28th, 2009, 3:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,278
Posted By kmitchell
Sorry to be a bit off topic but this question...

Sorry to be a bit off topic but this question reminds me of a funny thing my mechanic told me.

A mechanic got a call one day and the guy asked "How long can you drive a Porsche 911 Turbo with the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations January 26th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,966
Posted By kmitchell
Hi Mark, I'm in no way an expert but I can at...

Hi Mark,

I'm in no way an expert but I can at least give you my thoughts...

There's no minimum room size but you do need to have enough room to get the speakers positioned so the sound reaches the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 16th, 2009, 9:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,740
Posted By kmitchell
Hi RLW, Here's a thread that's discussed this...

Hi RLW,

Here's a thread that's discussed this somewhat. Start there and post any additional questions.

Ken

http://forum.hsuresearch.com/showthread.php?t=8782
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations January 5th, 2009, 1:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By kmitchell
Hi Dan, Take a look at...

Hi Dan,

Take a look at these:

http://www.oemsystems.com/preference.html

I recently visited a home theater that used the K-8LCRS and was very surprised with their performance. They are mounted at...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations December 27th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,992
Posted By kmitchell
Hi Pete, Great minds must think alike. I've had...

Hi Pete,

Great minds must think alike. I've had some time to study the graphs a bit more and came to the same conclusion. When I get back from the holidays I'm going to switch around the MBM and...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 27th, 2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,184
Posted By kmitchell
Hi Spud, We've been giving you advise on subs...

Hi Spud,

We've been giving you advise on subs based on performance but it sounds like you have some physical constraints to work with. I have to tell you that Pete is always a nice guy so when he...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 24th, 2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By kmitchell
germ, You may want to try moving the sub out of...

germ,

You may want to try moving the sub out of the corner a little bit to reduce the corner reinforcement and possibly rotating it to see what affects that may have. I assume you've already done...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations December 24th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,992
Posted By kmitchell
Hi Pete, I will definitely be playing with the...

Hi Pete,

I will definitely be playing with the VTF crossover frequency and the MBM volume when I get back. It would be great the hear Dr. Hsu's thoughts on what could be causing the dip at 100hz. I...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 24th, 2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,184
Posted By kmitchell
Spudnick, Assuming you have 8' ceilings in your...

Spudnick,

Assuming you have 8' ceilings in your 15x15 room I'd think the VTF2-MK3 would be a good choice for you. If you really need to go deeper than 18Hz then go with the VTF3-MK3 with Turbo but...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations December 21st, 2008, 8:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,992
Posted By kmitchell
Hi Pete, Thanks for the support. I thought...

Hi Pete,

Thanks for the support. I thought about trying to adjust the XO frequency on the VTF as I did see that as having some affect when I was making measurements yesterday. Here are the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations December 20th, 2008, 3:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,992
Posted By kmitchell
Hi Pete, All I can say is WOW have I had fun...

Hi Pete,

All I can say is WOW have I had fun today!

I moved the SPL meter to ear level at the main listening position and the dip moved to 55Hz. One thing I noticed while looking at some of my...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations December 18th, 2008, 8:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,992
Posted By kmitchell
Pete, Here's the graphs of the phase at 180,...

Pete,

Here's the graphs of the phase at 180, then the phase back to 0 but the volume a little higher in each of the next three graphs.

Now that you mention it I may not have the SPL meter located...
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