Doug wrote:One thing (as a newbie) I am having trouble rapping my head around is why the gentleman says or feels 4 speakers of two different makes cant sound good or compliment the others, I am really interested to better understand this. It just seems to me that with different tweeters, mids, bass and cabinets you have well in my case the TDL's are two ways with no mid. that you have more music than just from one set ? please pardon my ignorance....
jjptkd wrote:The same people say that even 2 pairs of the same speakers with the same power don't sound good together, which has not been my experience, to each their own I guess.
I believe that would include me and that the gentleman you are referring to is F1nut's comment on more than two speakers for mains. I know first hand exactly
what Jesse [F1nut] is talking about. This is something that I believe needs a little bit of further explanation. Years back, I had a system referred too as "Crackbaby". I called it this because it was an unconventional
2-channel setup. For a stint along my audio journey, I built this rig to the best that it could possibly sound and I think another forum member Mark [Radioeng2] said it best....and I quote, "It sounded better than it had the right too".
He couldn't have been more correct. At that point in my audio journey, I was a frequency listener.
Knowing now what I didn't know then, I have to agree. Mr. Bob Carver himself taught me a valuable lesson at Carverfest one year. He asked me if I liked everything about my system that was featured at the event. I responded with the answer, "No". Long story short? When he asked why, I explained to him what it was I didn't like was the transfer of the image [explained in better detail down in the depths of the forum] when the singer or instrument did not change location within the sound stage but the end result of the sound to what hit your ears did.
He proceeded to tell me that what I was experiencing was the issue of lobing and that there was absolutely nothing I could do about this until I went back to a conventional system. That being a true
2-channel system. In other words, a system with only two mains [speakers].
That said, if you are not an image freak and you do not enjoy your stereo in the dedicated listening position, then this matters not one bit. Just enjoy the music and love life as you have been. If you do happen to have experienced the image and sound stage that a stereo system can and will produce [properly executed and set up] then this is a completely unacceptable situation that alters things that you have tried so hard to achieve.
treitz3 wrote:Comparing a system to real drums in the same room and expecting the same impact and resolution is a pipe dream
Doug wrote:Not sure what you mean by "comparing to Drums" I just practice to loud rock music the hippies made for us and play along, (record copying) due to a lack of formal band lessons in high school.
I apologize, I was under the impression that you were trying to duplicate [compare] the sound from your drums to your system. If I was under the incorrect assumption, please forgive me. I have met some folks that have tried to do just that and it ain't gonna happen.
Doug wrote:Ok I am using an older small Sirius tuner/radio, and my yamaha cassette deck, and of course my turn table, old pioneer. Turn table is not hooked up yet as I need to suspend or mount on a wall shelf.
Eh, at this point I do not suspect these as having anything to do with the issues you are experiencing. Not saying that I'm ruling them out but I doubt it.
We all may know that but Doug [the OP] may not.
Doug wrote: you calling me Opie ?? LOL
No, no, no. Oh, dear Lord gawd....please do not think like this. That is not what I am trying to portray, nor is it remotely even close to my intentions of what I'm trying to do here. I'm trying my best to help you figure out what is causing the issues you have. Nothing more, nothing less. I do hope you understand that I'm asking you questions to help me help you.
Doug wrote:I will check the resistance today.
Cool, we shall await the results and go from there. Thank you.