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    I need home stereo advice. Ok, so my stuff is stacked on my speakers that have 15 inch woofers on a "hardwood" floor...that combo brings much skippage (like when "The Full Bug" starts rippin' ) in the higher volume ranges, which is my preffered range (certainly so when entertaining guests)...

    I know I could solve my skippage dilemma by:

    A. lower volume levels (unacceptable)

    B. lowering the bass content (unacceptable)

    C. re-locating the cd player to the top of the TV (last resort)

    D. pad the "feet" of my cd player (springs of some sort?), or cushion the base of the case...bean-bag-type material???

    All positive input is extremely welcome! Thanks!


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    What about a stand alone rack for all the audio components? Best Buy or any other stereo store sells them.
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    As long as you have powerful, responsive speakers and you sit your equipment on top of them, a cardinal sin in stereo land, you will have this problem.

    what are the makes of the components?
    the ONLY solution has just been mentioned above.. a separate station or rack for all of it..and not on top of the TV or anything that produces heat..did u know heat produces skippage on cd's? it interferes w/ the laser, etc..
    Plus,..all your components should not be sitting on top of each other..remeber this rule in stereo: HEAT KILLS!

    Next, move those speakers away from the tube..at least a foot each..your sound will vastly improve..are you stereo or surround?
    Next, get simple pieces of carpet to put under your speakers,..that'll do ALOT..
    Next, what is on top of the other speaker?
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    I'm with pert. buy a couple of nice racks, possible shock mounted.

    get those speakers away from other elctronic devices. This will help both ways. Everything that uses magnetic waves is going to interfere with everything else that uses magnetic waves. Your Tv picture will improve and your speaker sound will improve.

    The more seperation in those speakers the better, spread them out.
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    Yeah, Pert, I've certainly thought about a custom rack that elevates the components above the speaker...what are the odds of me finding one that is the exact Height by Depth of 1/4 inch above my cabs? I don't mean to be negative, thanks for your input! But, I can't spend a bunch of money on a welder to custom-fab new racks for my sitch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtymovies
    Yeah, Pert, I've certainly thought about a custom rack that elevates the components above the speaker...what are the odds of me finding one that is the exact Height by Depth of 1/4 inch above my cabs? I don't mean to be negative, thanks for your input! But, I can't spend a bunch of money on a welder to custom-fab new racks for my sitch...

    I dont understand why you need a "custom" rack. get that stuff AWAY from your speakers. Do you not have the floor room, because it looks like you do. Why does it have to be "above" you cabs?

    something like this from best buy

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....rl=false&h=387
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    yeah, forget "above the speakers"..put it in the basement if you want, on a rack, but get em away from speakers.. and like mikey said, you have to have magnetic shileding, which is a relatively new,affordable technology in ur speakers to keep em close to the tv..but u dont want that anyway..

    how big is the room?
    the further you move the speakers, turn them slightly..dont forget, sound bounces as well..and you want the central point of the sound to center on where u sit the most..or just behind you..

    Hell, my first few racks i made of wood..even that is better than where you have them...
    i cant stress enough that if you do anything, you MUST separate the components from each other by at least a few inches( a rack would do this..a component on each shelf), separate them from the TV, and get those speakers away as well, for magnetic reasons and for better sound...sound can also cancel itself out ..so the waves from each speaker can defeat ea other...if you do nothing more than these 3 things, you will have vast improvement ..
    then we'll get you on the surround sound team...
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    stick the cd player under the cable box
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
    stick the cd player under the cable box
    Now I know why I asked the big brains here - that thought didn't even occur to me! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perticelli
    yeah, forget "above the speakers"..put it in the basement if you want, on a rack, but get em away from speakers.. and like mikey said, you have to have magnetic shileding, which is a relatively new,affordable technology in ur speakers to keep em close to the tv..but u dont want that anyway..

    how big is the room?
    the further you move the speakers, turn them slightly..dont forget, sound bounces as well..and you want the central point of the sound to center on where u sit the most..or just behind you..

    Hell, my first few racks i made of wood..even that is better than where you have them...
    i cant stress enough that if you do anything, you MUST separate the components from each other by at least a few inches( a rack would do this..a component on each shelf), separate them from the TV, and get those speakers away as well, for magnetic reasons and for better sound...sound can also cancel itself out ..so the waves from each speaker can defeat ea other...if you do nothing more than these 3 things, you will have vast improvement ..
    then we'll get you on the surround sound team...
    Thanks, Pert - great info...if I don't do the former, I'll go with the latter...


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    http://www.standsandmounts.com/index...OD&ProdID=2043

    I have 2 of these and they will fit all of the components that I see in your pic. I hunted this baby down because I have the Sony 200 disc player which is a beast and wouldn't fit into any other rack. put that a few feet away on the carpet somewhere unless you don't have carpet...then just put it about 5 feet away from the speakers. Also...make sure those speakers aren't firing the air out the back and into the wall.
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    pls, dont put the cd player under the cable box,...i know voivoid knows his stuff, but i am a big defender of minimizing any heat...
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    I see what you're saying Pert/Evans, BUT I really want a stack...which means a customs-cut rack what'll elevate my components just above my speakers, right? I really don't want racks next to the speaks in the interest of space-saving, cost, and asthetics(sp?)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by perticelli
    pls, dont put the cd player under the cable box,...i know voivoid knows his stuff, but i am a big defender of minimizing any heat...
    I hear the heat concern...thought that, too...

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    Maybe I should just slap the main CD player (the one in question) on top of the TV and be happy with that...plus it would equalize the height of the comps L-to-R.......

 

 

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