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post #16 of 25

Dunno if you still have the mixamp or not, but you could put one speaker from your current 2.0 setup on each side of you, and use the mixamp for dolby headphone, lol. I did this with my Def Tech HTIB Sats (for S&G's) and was pleasantly surprised with how well it worked. Of course it wasn't good enough to replace the 5.1 setup or the Mixamp + Headphones, but it was pretty ok for gaming the little bit I tried it.

 

 

 

-Erik

post #17 of 25
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Dude, I gave you my old mixamp. blink.gif

post #18 of 25
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Dude, I gave you my old mixamp. blink.gif

Dang dude, I assumed you replaced it with something when you were giving it away, my bad. Well I can say it is being put to good use, lol.

-Erik
post #19 of 25
Lol, the only problem I see with the DH speaker method is that your other ear is also hearing sounds meant for one ear only (hence the headphone processing). I have tested the speaker method and it does work, but I feel it's still not optimal, obviously. biggrin.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/22/12 at 8:33am
post #20 of 25
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Dang dude, I assumed you replaced it with something when you were giving it away, my bad. Well I can say it is being put to good use, lol.
-Erik

 

 

Sorry, I thought you had forgotten about me or something. My bad.

 

Anyway- You could say I replaced it with a UMC-1 and UPA-500. tongue.gif

 

I get great left/right separation and "alright" front/back separation with my current setup. I'm dieing to add a center and rear speakers, but I'll need ~$1,000 to do it properly. Maybe I should just buy some crappy rears/center until I can afford nice ones?


Edited by Rebel975 - 12/22/12 at 10:23am
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Rebel975 View Post

 

 

Sorry, I thought you had forgotten about me or something. My bad.

 

Anyway- You could say I replaced it with a UMC-1 and UPA-500. tongue.gif

 

I get great left/right separation and "alright" front/back separation with my current setup. I'm dieing to add a center and rear speakers, but I'll need ~$1,000 to do it properly. Maybe I should just buy some crappy rears/center until I can afford nice ones?

 

You can get away with crappy rears, you should try and semi match the center though probably...

 

-Erik

post #22 of 25
I believe 50% of sound (mainly dialogue) come from the center in a 5.1. so if you're using the setup for movies too then I wouldn't skimp on the center speaker.
I do agree you can skimp on the rears, you'll only notice them in blurays. for games good ones don't enhance much.
post #23 of 25
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I only play games on this setup. redface.gif
Edited by Rebel975 - 12/27/12 at 9:15pm
post #24 of 25
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I only play games on this setup. redface.gif

Do you remember the centre speaker on the z5500 being a bit weak? I often couldn't hear dialogue in games that well...I thought it was the only weak spot in the whole package. So if you are into RPGs etc a centre speaker should be a good investment?


How do you compare your new system to the z5500?

post #25 of 25
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I couldn't give a good comparison. I haven't had the z5500 for years. I do remember turning down every channel except for the center at times. Though, I also remember the entire package being awesome. It was my first 'real' set of speakers.

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