I'm not finding any reviews on the lesser Sound Lab speakers such as the M-2PX or what to use with them, how to situate them in what size room, etc., etc. Anybody got some information? Thanks, Jack D II
Can you please share some information on your room? There is some information on the Sound Lab website FAQ page you should read. If you need additional help feel free to contact me.
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My room is 15 x 17 with the equipment along the long wall and present speakers (Dunlavy SC IVs) facing across the 15 ft. dimension on either side of the equipment stands. The FAQ page says any size room, but I am very skeptical of that. I have a Marsh Sound Design A400 amp @ 200w. per and a C-J CT 5 preamp with the usual other gear. The room is carpeted with not a lot of furniture and a drop in ceiling and rough cedar walls.
Jack D II
Jack, the M-2PX could suit you just fine. The differences between the various models generally are in the amount of air they move and the quantity of bass. In smaller rooms the smaller models can produce more than adequate bass, while larger models are recommended for larger rooms and go a few Hz lower. Actually I suspect the Dunlavys are more of a challenge in your room in terms of bass than even the largest Sound Labs that would fit would be, the latter being virtual line source dipoles which tend to be more free from exciting room modes. The speakers should be at least approx. 3 ft. away from the front wall (behind the speakers) as a starting point, although that will depend on toe-in angle. Because of their figure-8 radiation pattern, in some cases they can be positioned fairly close to the side walls and are tolerant of equipment racks and such in between.
The PX models are a bit more efficient than previous models. 200 solid state watts should be adequate.
Thank you. I'm now interested in the price of the 2PX. I've had a lot if interest in the Dunlavys but not too many of those have room for them. Jack D II
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