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Thread: Moving in one week - Two vastly rooms to choose in which to set up my Sierra 2EX.

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    Default Moving in one week - Two vastly rooms to choose in which to set up my Sierra 2EX.

    Hello.

    I am thoroughly enjoying my Sierra 2 EX speakers. They are powered by a fully restored Nikko Alpha II, 120 watts per channel, along with a fully restored Nikko Beta 20 pre amp. My sources are TV, CD and vinyl....two channel only....no sub needed!

    So now I need to choose one of two rooms. I prefer the living room but it has a vaulted ceiling. The other room is the lower level multi purpose room which will have a sitting area, exercise equipment and my professional audio/PA system.

    I guess my main question is related to vaulted ceilings in general since the room I prefer to set up my audio has one.

    Does anyone have a similar set up or knowledge of a vaulted ceiling and how it impacts sound?

    Here are a few pictures of the rooms. I would place the TV between the window and the speakers out into the room as far away from the corners as possible.

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    Lower level room


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    Default Re: Moving in one week - Two vastly rooms to choose in which to set up my Sierra 2EX.

    Quote Originally Posted by rifmon View Post

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    Lower level room

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    You could try uploading your photos again. I think the vaulted ceiling would be fine.
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    Default Re: Moving in one week - Two vastly rooms to choose in which to set up my Sierra 2EX.

    Quote Originally Posted by natetg57 View Post
    You could try uploading your photos again. I think the vaulted ceiling would be fine.
    Yeah, needed to resize the pics. working on it now

    Thanks!


    There.... success!
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    Default Re: Moving in one week - Two vastly rooms to choose in which to set up my Sierra 2EX.

    Would either room lend itself to putting sound treatment panels on the walls? I think that would make a bigger difference in the sound. Also having symmetrical side walls can be another factor to consider.
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    Default Re: Moving in one week - Two vastly rooms to choose in which to set up my Sierra 2EX.

    Quote Originally Posted by natetg57 View Post
    Would either room lend itself to putting sound treatment panels on the walls? I think that would make a bigger difference in the sound. Also having symmetrical side walls can be another factor to consider.
    Well symmetrical side walls disqualifies the room with the vaulted ceiling since one side is a kick wall for the stairs. But it does have a wall on the other side of the steps.

    I can always add room treatments later. Iíll start with carpeting since right now there is none. Pergo flooring right now. The former owner took the carpet which I expected.

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    Default Re: Moving in one week - Two vastly rooms to choose in which to set up my Sierra 2EX.

    Vaulted ceilings are both a curse and a blessing.

    On the "blessing" side there's no appreciable ceiling bounce, so things in general sound cleaner.

    The curse is that there's no ceiling bounce, and bass sometimes feels like it gets sucked into the void. You might need to adjust the bass a little, or maybe even add a sub. Also, for those HT fans out there, vaulted ceilings mean have fun with Atmos...
    Luna Duo LCR in HT, Sierra-2 EXs in study, Sierra-1 NrTs in office, HTM-200s in kitchen. Brother owns CMT-340s and dad has a pair of CBM-170s. I also own a Rythmik L22 sub.

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    Default Re: Moving in one week - Two vastly rooms to choose in which to set up my Sierra 2EX.

    Quote Originally Posted by SunByrne View Post
    Vaulted ceilings are both a curse and a blessing.

    On the "blessing" side there's no appreciable ceiling bounce, so things in general sound cleaner.

    The curse is that there's no ceiling bounce, and bass sometimes feels like it gets sucked into the void. You might need to adjust the bass a little, or maybe even add a sub. Also, for those HT fans out there, vaulted ceilings mean have fun with Atmos...
    Thanks for your insight. So good news is no ceiling bounce. Good! For bass, I can always stuff them close into the corners! 😄. I guess Iíll know by mid week next week!

    I forgot to mention, the highest ceiling extends to 12 ft vs 16 in some homes.

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