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Old 06-14-2010, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Surround Sound for TV & PC??

Hey, I hooked my 58" TV up to my PC Tower to use as the monitor, but unfortunately the TV speakers don't work for the computer so I have to hook separate speakers up to the PC, so I decided that since I already had planned to get surround sound then I might as well get a surround sound system that can hook up to both my TV AND my PC so that it's not as much of a hassle. Does anyone know where I can buy some that are able to hook up to both??
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Re: Surround Sound for TV & PC??

XG, I spent a fortune on a surround system and found that it was a waste of money because most source material, in particular movies, rarely if ever use the rear channels.

My advice to you is to use 2 really good speakers and a subwoofer; since the signal isn't being split 5 ways you'll have better sound quality.

I'm a bass maniac and so put together a system with 2 main speakers and 5 subwoofers.

Now I'm looking to expand it to 6.

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I'm a bass maniac and so put together a system with 2 main speakers and 5 subwoofers.

Now I'm looking to expand it to 6.
Training yourself to hear the low frequencies that most humans cannot? Then you can talk to the elephants, and hear their communication in these really low frequencies. Be careful though, I hear the elephants can be pretty mean.
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Training yourself to hear the low frequencies that most humans cannot? Then you can talk to the elephants, and hear their communication in these really low frequencies. Be careful though, I hear the elephants can be pretty mean.

I think it's got to do with the way my ears are 'tuned'.
It seems that peoples' ears are sensitive to frequencies that others may not notice or even hear too well, and each individual is different.
In my case, I'm sensitive to mid - range frequencies {around 1kHz} and have to attenuate them or listening to music becomes quite uncomfortable before long.

For a long time I thought that I 'hated' those frequencies, but in reality my ears are 'tuned' to them.
It's got to do with the size and shape of your ears, as well as your ear hole size.
When I go to a live performance {especially a rock show} I have to wear earplugs or else it becomes painful.

I knew a guy the exact opposite of me who claimed that he 'hated' bass.
I think the real deal was that his ears were probably more sensitive to low frequencies than most peoples' , and if that were the case then it was probably quite annoying to him.

Regarding my {overkill} subwoofer array,
I have several different kinds and each has its own unique characteristics which really help me to cover all of the frequencies with power - but the array is only really good for music with a lot of bass. {electronic music mainly, and pipe organ music threatens to move the house}

If I listen to rock, I cut down to one subwoofer that's a sealed unit with a passive radiator; its response is much tighter than the others and so it can keep up with a really fast drum beat, and stays quite crisp.

While I'm yammering on about this, I may as well point out that most subs are made to save space first, and that's how they're generally designed.
It has to do with SAF {spouse acceptability factor}, and that's where servo control and similar space saving tricks come into play - so that you can have a small unit that mimics something a lot larger and more powerful.

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Generally speaking, it's better to have bigger cabinets and speakers with more power, no matter what the girls say.
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I knew about the tuning, but not that much, thanks for the enlightenment.
Just remember, the elephants don't have nice things to say.
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Just remember, the elephants don't have nice things to say.
Are you admitting that you understand Elephantese?
Their written language is really difficult to master, I understand.

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Yes, but there written language is much more polite than the spoken language. It's like their writing is equivalent to Shakespearean English, and there spoken language is equivalent to uneducated, gangster slang.
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