Originally Posted by jwalker
And you're playing MP3's....
They are a wonderful compromise on the move! 192 KBS lets the music come through enough to overcome the compression. If that fails you can always follow Frank Zappa's Method 'A couple of quarts of beer fixed it so the intonation would not offend the ear!'
The ears and rock and roll owe a great debt to James Bullough Lansing and if I lived in the states then I'd not stray far from JBL loudspeakers. But those Bose look interesting It looks like thay come with there own DaLine also Infinity are also good
This forum might help you answer some questions.
When you mount your speakers remember that bass is unidirectional so you could mount a sub and have smaller satelite speakers which may be easier to mount in a convenient place. Make sure the amp is banging out real watts take the power measurement at 8 ohms RMS and also the sensitivity of the speakers makes a difference in amp choice. Amplitude doubles every 3db. but you need a lot more than double the watts to gain that increase. So more speakers with more sensitivity (efficiency) needs less power. However having a amp more powerful than your loudspeakers will do a lot less damage to the speakers than having an underpowered amp clipping the signal into powerful speakers. Its quite common to see a pro audio rig having an amp driving voice coils rated for less power. The amp aint being overworked and the speaker is gettin a very clean signal so the coil is staying cool
Distortion is caused by many factors so try and eliminate them in the installation. Mount your Hard drive/MPŁ in a way that avoids Jarring. To me that's in a foam filled enclosure like a small tupperware box. The shock absobtion will prollong the life of the MP3.
Put the amp on some form of cushined mounting This will stop the connections being jarred too much and the circuitry geting stress cracks thus avoiding intermittent connections. The transients are a killer to speakers.
When mounting the speakers make sure you put a baffle board behind the speaker mount as this will reduce sympathetic resonances and harmonics