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Old September 4th, 2006, 10:28 AM   #31
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thanks to all for the advice and opinions.

I'm going with the M-Audio LX4 2.1 System - I'll upgrade to 5.1 when I get some more money!

Bob
Robert, I'd be interested in hearing your feedback on
what you think of the LX4's.
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Old September 8th, 2006, 03:12 PM   #32
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speaker dampness

Life is certainly unpredictable ~

I ordered the M-Audio LX4 2.1 System from B&H Photo, and UPS delivered it yesterday. But they left it outside behind the house without any indication that it was out there, so I didn't find it till today. (Morons)

It rained a bit last night, and the package is damp, including the very inside box that the speakers are packaged in. The booklet inside is damp also - i think just from the dampness of the air in the box.

Do you think this dampness will have a detrimental effect on the speakers???
Causing corrosion to metal parts, or weakness to permeable material?

the speakers were not in direct contact with the damp cardboard - they were in styrofoam spacers.

I called UPS and already it sounds like a complete cluster f*** !

I was told that UPS would pick the speakers up and "evaluated" them, and if they don't find damage, they'll return them to me - at which point I can refuse to accept them. Then I suppose there's some appeal process, etc.

any opinions are appreciated.

edit: I just looked again, and all three speakers are in plastic bags - (although they're not hermetically sealed !)

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Old September 21st, 2006, 04:13 PM   #33
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what happnd with that my man?

how do you like the lx4?
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Old September 21st, 2006, 05:01 PM   #34
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It is important to not only get the right speakers, but set them up the correct way and have the room set up properly. Mixing standard stereo is one thing, but when you get to 5.1 there are a lot of subtle issues especially on the LFE channel (low frequency effects) that you need to watch out for. Problem is it is a lot more difficult to get a surround mix properly done based on the wide variety of systems the user is likely to have and the position of the speakers.

Here is a link to Dolby that makes for some interesting reading

http://www.dolby.com/assets/pdf/tech...sic_Mixing.pdf

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Old September 21st, 2006, 05:44 PM   #35
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The seller agreed to exchange the speakers for me.

But the new ones haven't arrived yet.
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