Originally Posted by dc6284
I listen at reference for movies. I just tried the sub crawl again and found a better spot by the corner off the wall, but its like 7 feet away from my left front speaker. Is that ok? Or to far away. That would make the sub about 13 feet from the listening position.
The purpose of the sub crawl test is to help determine the best locations for the sub based on the physical Main Listening Position (MLP). If you've identified a few locations, try out the one that sounds the best to you first. You can then try the next location, or use it for the 2nd Rythmik sub that will coming along in the future. Unfortunately this is an iterative process in finding the smoothest bass response at the MLP. The general idea is to get good seat to seat consistency so that room equalization can smooth things out.
Audyssey XT32 with sub EQ HT does a great job of applying correction filters in the bass region. If you can do the before and after in room measurements, you will be pleasantly surprised on the Audyssey corrected frequency response from say 15Hz to 300Hz.
Edit: When you carried out the Audyssey auto-calibration, did you try the tight mic pattern with the 1st position at the center of the head and at the MLP? Audyssey results will vary if mic pattern is wide (i.e. over a 6 seat sofa) vs. tight (i.e. single chair) so it's important to decide which is important.
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Last edited by steveting99; 07-09-2015 at 11:54 PM.
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