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Colin Fish
Film Handler

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From: Eastbourne, UK
Registered: Nov 2016


 - posted December 12, 2016 01:41 PM      Profile for Colin Fish   Email Colin Fish   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anyone use amplification for 16mm presentation or is just using the extension speaker the norm?

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Janice Glesser
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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
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 - posted December 12, 2016 02:47 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Colin...I connect the output from my Elmo 16CL to two small daisy-chained guitar amplifier/speakers. Simple and sounds good [Smile]

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Dave Groves
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
Registered: Feb 2015


 - posted December 13, 2016 05:37 AM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I usually run three extension speakers across the front if the track is clear, but if the speech is rather indistinct, I put it through a 100 watt amplifier with built in Graphic-equaliser which improves it no end. Trouble is it's a bit heavy to lug around.

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Paul Mason
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From: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
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 - posted December 13, 2016 08:00 AM      Profile for Paul Mason     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I never use an external amp at home with my Bell & Howell Tq3's but older projectors do benefit it from one especially to a sizeable audience. Whatever method you use you need the speakers as high as practical - at least half way up the screen and preferably one either side.

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David Hardy
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From: Johnshaven Village , Montrose, Scotland
Registered: Jan 2015


 - posted December 13, 2016 09:52 AM      Profile for David Hardy   Email David Hardy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I like to link my 16mm optical prints via QUAD 22 / QUAD II
valve ( tube ) pre and power amps for that authentic " Cinema
Sound" .
I like to use Horn loudspeakers. [Big Grin]

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Colin Fish
Film Handler

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From: Eastbourne, UK
Registered: Nov 2016


 - posted December 13, 2016 12:37 PM      Profile for Colin Fish   Email Colin Fish   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the ideas. It will definately enhance the experience to spread the soundfield.

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David Michael Leugers
Master Film Handler

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From: Fairfield, OH, USA
Registered: Feb 2004


 - posted January 09, 2017 01:15 PM      Profile for David Michael Leugers   Email David Michael Leugers   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I use two B+H Jan external speakers placed mid way up the screen. The tube amp on the JAN projector puts out great sound and in my basement I never come close to cranking the volume up over half way.

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