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#276061 - 2018-05-16 08:48 DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger
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I've had this system for about a year now and I love it to bits, using Roon serever etc

As is often the case domestic harmony has thrown a spanner in the works!!!!

I used to have this set up in our small sitting room and it sounded great, however now we have had cupboards built into the alcoves next to the fireplace, and the speakers can't sit in front of the cupboards as the cupboards wouldn't open and my other half won't tolerate the way it looks!

So after a minor domestic about this I have really struggled to put the speakers anywhere else!

I have now managed to put them upstairs in a perhaps even smaller room, downstairs allowed placement of them along the length of the room and had a solid floor - sounded great.

Upstairs has a wooden supended floor and they are firing across the room and I'm sat too close.

Despite some tweaking of the speaker setting it just sounds crap now in comparison frown frown

Bass has lost it's clout and the room resonates too much and I can barely sit in the middle of the speakers, and only very close.

So unless I can sort something out it looks like I'm going to have to sell up!!!!

I might have to get some bookshelf speakers and place them on the alcove cupboard top, which is quite sturdy.

Sacrilege!

I thought about the DSP3200 but that seems like the runt of the range....

I'm now looking at crazy solutions like the KEF LS50 Wireless, AVI DM12 (front firing port is a major bonus) or maybe a Naim Uniti Nova and some decent passive speakers.

Has anyone else faced a similar dilemma? Any good suggestions for a compact system?

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#276062 - 2018-05-16 08:52 Re: DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: UrQuattroGus]
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What about sliding doors?


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#276063 - 2018-05-16 08:58 DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: Dubya]
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I am currently enjoying excellent sound from DSP3300s in my office.

You can place them horizontally on your cupboard tops easily.

Worth a thought and not mentioned often enough on here.


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#276066 - 2018-05-16 09:48 Re: DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: Colin Triggs]
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I soon learned to love the 3200s once my 5200s had to go


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#276067 - 2018-05-16 10:20 Re: DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: JobSeeker]
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Upgrade to 8000's - then you can place them anywhere you like in the house and still hear them whistle


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#276070 - 2018-05-16 11:34 Re: DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: UrQuattroGus]
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Hi UrQuattroGus
Sounds as if new location on your suspended floor is the issue.

I have 5200SE in small room 9ft x 7ft positioned in corners of 9ft wall. There are two 3 draw filing cabinets between the speakers pretty much full of CDs. The floor is solid. Because my desk is across 7ft left wall and as I don't sit centrally I use Balance to set volume +3 on Right channel.
This works perfectly for me. Previously I had 7200.1 pair in the same space.

Maybe room treatment should be considered before taking drastic sell option, or at least try to decouple 5200SE from resonance of the floor.

Hector


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#276086 - 2018-05-16 16:09 Re: DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: Hector]
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Don't despair (or sell) just yet. I have had several DSPs in an upstairs, wooden suspended floor room for years, including 6Ks.

Bass traps made a big difference, but so did just experimenting with placement. So did EBA with the 7200.2s.

What are the room dimensions?


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#276092 - 2018-05-16 17:42 Re: DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: 3dit0r]
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Well... may I suggest a good marriage counsellor or if that fails a good divorce lawyer.

Put the speakers back where they should be... listening to music is a life pleasure IMHO.


Rgds,
Nick

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#276095 - 2018-05-16 19:58 Re: DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: ncpl]
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+1 for the 3300. They amaze me every time I hear them

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#276098 - 2018-05-16 21:33 Re: DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: DonRon]
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+1 for the divorce lawyer


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#276099 - 2018-05-16 21:42 Re: DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: 3dit0r]
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+3 for divorce. Worked for me.


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#276121 - 2018-05-17 11:40 Re: DSP5200SE and 218 - Oh B*gger [Re: Ludwig]
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Thanks for all of the messages of support guys.

The best solution is to build and extension, but that's a few years away!!

My dealer has been helpful and is offering demo of a few things.

I also just had the slightly left field idea about two DSP5200HCSE centre speakers run as a stereo pair...

But not sure if too wide.

I'm going to Demo the Devialet 130 with a few different speakers, and Naim Superait2, Naim Uniti Nova (not so keen).

Etc. etc.

I've been pretty sold on active, but Devilet looks like it offers some of the advantage with it's SAM speaker matching and controls.

Also has roon capability built in.

The biggest challenge is to find bookshelf speakers that can actually sit on a shelf.

Height of the space is approx 40cm.

Think I'm going to need a stand mount that is either very stout, or isobaric, or has two drivers.

That or add a sub, but I don't want the hassle and faff of that really.

I always liked the Acoustic Energy AE2, that sort of thing, a small but mighty speaker! It is also front ported, great when close to a rear wall.

Before the Meridian system I had a Naim and Neat System, the Sx3i was a great speaker, isobaric and incredibly impressive for it's size! Should have hung onto the speakers...

Angus

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