Originally Posted by steveting99
Hi Jacob B,
Best to place the F8 (FM8 in your case) close as possible to the front left and front right speakers if you're wanting to combined response with a high crossover on the receiver that doesn't localize. It really depends on how far away the speakers are from the Main Listening Position (MLP).
I know I am sacrificing a bit on the placement of the right FM8 in relation the right main speaker, but that is a consequence of my asymmetrical room. It might localize further right than the mid and highs from the right main speaker - we will see (hear).
I will likely have to play with the AVR crossover frequency - 180-200 hz might be too high for music, but work well for movies or vice versa.
I hooked them all up last week, but not with their own power circuit yet. I have a humm in all speakers. I will not investigate until they have their own circuit. Right now they share circuit with light dimmers, 220v to 110v power converter, media server, router, switch, printer, etc. They have ground connected. I have not tested them yet for humm with the RCA cables disconnected (which would remove the signal path / long cable run (50 feet) as a potential cause).
Except for a big drop after 50 hz, which I believe is caused by the lower output from the FM8 as compared to the E15HP, it sounds great! I will turn up the FM8s a couple of clicks and run bas EQ again.
I watched San Andreas with my sons this weekend and the earthquake could be felt - the berkline recliners were shaking :-D