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post #61 of 65 Old 02-06-2015, 06:21 PM
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Thanks. Good to know.
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Just a heads up, this sub is huge compared to the Yamaha one. Also, fairly heavy at 45 lbs. However, if you have the space I would highly recommend it. If not, the SUB-1000 (10 inch) should be the next best thing.
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I thought I make a quick list of the changes I've made since last December that have together greatly improved my audio system/setup:

1. changed front LCR to Sony Core speakers (cost: $260 plus tax)

2. changed subwoofer to Dayton Audio SUB-1200 (cost: $130 plus tax)

3. turned off EQ and set subwoofer crossover on AVR to 120 Hz

4. moved surrounds so that surround effects come from the correct directions, speakers are facing main listening position, and SL/SR balance is preserved (still not 100% perfect but the best I can do at the moment without major room layout changes and/or possibly significant expenses on new furniture/speaker stands/wall mounting)

5. optimized subwoofer placement (basically in the same spot as before but much closer to the corner to maximize output and angled to avoid obvious nulls)

UN46EH6030 Calibration/Settings
Display: Samsung UN46EH6030 LED-LCD TV; Audio: Yamaha HTR-3066 AVR/AMP, Sony Core Bookshelves (Sony SS-CS5) and Center (Sony SS-CS8) as fronts, Cambridge Audio S20 Bookshelves (CA S20-N) as surrounds, Dayton Audio SUB-1200 as subwoofer; Sources: PS4 (doubles as primary BD player), Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Motorola RNG150N (Cable Box)
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The main change I have left is to pick a pair of bookshelves/surround speakers and at the moment, I'm discussing it here:

Micca MB42X vs. Infinity Primus 143 vs. Boston Acoustics SoundWare (4.5 inch version)

and some earlier discussion here:

Upgrading (5.1) Speakers from Yamaha HTIB, Many Questions...

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Also, I found the adaptive dynamic range control setting (Adaptive DRC) to be more useful/effective than the main dynamic range setting. The latter only works for bitstream audio signals and has two fixed levels of compression (standard and minimum/auto). The former is continuously variable based on volume setting (the higher the volume setting, the lesser the compression; the lower the volume setting, the greater the compression) and it works for bitstream and PCM audio signals.

UN46EH6030 Calibration/Settings
Display: Samsung UN46EH6030 LED-LCD TV; Audio: Yamaha HTR-3066 AVR/AMP, Sony Core Bookshelves (Sony SS-CS5) and Center (Sony SS-CS8) as fronts, Cambridge Audio S20 Bookshelves (CA S20-N) as surrounds, Dayton Audio SUB-1200 as subwoofer; Sources: PS4 (doubles as primary BD player), Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Motorola RNG150N (Cable Box)
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