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OK, appended below is a photo of both hulking FV18s in place in my home theater. Have got them both to produce audio but don't really know what I'm doing yet. Have emailed Enrico for a little additional instruction. For instance, a green light is glowing on the back of the sub on the right, which replaces my old Hsu but the other one, on the left in the attached photo, has a red light on. Don't know yet whether this is a problem. Obviously I have told my Yamaha 3060 that the Sub on the right is Subwoofer 1 and the one on the left Subwoofer 2.
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OK, appended below is a photo of both hulking FV18s in place in my home theater. Have got them both to produce audio but don't really know what I'm doing yet. Have emailed Enrico for a little additional instruction. For instance, a green light is glowing on the back of the sub on the right, which replaces my old Hsu but the other one, on the left in the attached photo, has a red light on. Don't know yet whether this is a problem. Obviously I have told my Yamaha 3060 that the Sub on the right is Subwoofer 1 and the one on the left Subwoofer 2.
What are the tiny speakers to the right and left of the TV for?
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OK, appended below is a photo of both hulking FV18s in place in my home theater. Have got them both to produce audio but don't really know what I'm doing yet. Have emailed Enrico for a little additional instruction. For instance, a green light is glowing on the back of the sub on the right, which replaces my old Hsu but the other one, on the left in the attached photo, has a red light on. Don't know yet whether this is a problem. Obviously I have told my Yamaha 3060 that the Sub on the right is Subwoofer 1 and the one on the left Subwoofer 2.
Is the switch on the amp plate on both subs set to Auto, On, or Off?
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Pffft, I do it all the time. But you're a wise man to pay somebody else, because I can tell you it ain't fun sometimes.

If I may offer a few suggestions based on that pic you posted... your center should be pulled out to the front edge of the shelf and angled slightly upward. Those speakers should also be moved forward about 3 feet such that their front baffle is parallel to the subs. If you reposition them be sure to re-run room EQ. I'm willing to bet the soundstage and depth will open up noticeably.

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Exactly what @JimWilson said!

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OK, appended below is a photo of both hulking FV18s in place in my home theater. Have got them both to produce audio but don't really know what I'm doing yet. Have emailed Enrico for a little additional instruction. For instance, a green light is glowing on the back of the sub on the right, which replaces my old Hsu but the other one, on the left in the attached photo, has a red light on. Don't know yet whether this is a problem. Obviously I have told my Yamaha 3060 that the Sub on the right is Subwoofer 1 and the one on the left Subwoofer 2.
What speakers are those? They looked absolutely dwarfed by the massive subs.

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If I may offer a few suggestions based on that pic you posted... your center should be pulled out to the front edge of the shelf and angled slightly upward. Those speakers should also be moved forward about 3 feet such that their front baffle is parallel to the subs. If you reposition them be sure to re-run room EQ. I'm willing to bet the soundstage and depth will open up noticeably.

I recommended that a while ago in another thread and gw was not interested in the changes. I told him it should make a very noticeable improvement. Maybe he will listen to you.
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What are the tiny speakers to the right and left of the TV for?
Yuk, yuk. Those are my Hsu HB-1 speakers. I've had them for a long time but still love them. They have 6.5 inch woofers with enough low end to convince YPAO to set them to Large. The conventional wisdom is that non sub speakers should be configured as Small with a crossover of 80Hz, though. That's what Brian recommends too, so I have done it. I agree, though, that those humongous FV18s make everything else in my HT setup look small, even my 75 inch TV.

I screwed up my amp assignments when I was trying to rerun YPAO to account for the FV18s and spent a good part of the afternoon cleaning up my mess. Anyway, its fixed now so that YPAO has been run with the correct configuration of speaker number, location, and size.

I watched a bit of Hacksaw Ridge in order to experience the naval gunfire prior to the first assault again. Wow! The LFE shook my chair and I felt it in my body. I also replayed a bit of 12 Years a Slave because it has terrific LFE. With my old Hsu, the audio sometimes sounded a little boomy but there was none of that with the FV18s. They delivered tight, accurate LFE. I couldn't be more pleased

Anyway, I'm off to a good start.
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Yes that's awesome, but did you move the mains and center?


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Yuk, yuk. Those are my Hsu HB-1 speakers. I've had them for a long time but still love them. They have 6.5 inch woofers with enough low end to convince YPAO to set them to Large. The conventional wisdom is that non sub speakers should be configured as Small with a crossover of 80Hz, though. That's what Brian recommends too, so I have done it. I agree, though, that those humongous FV18s make everything else in my HT setup look small, even my 75 inch TV.



I screwed up my amp assignments when I was trying to rerun YPAO to account for the FV18s and spent a good part of the afternoon cleaning up my mess. Anyway, its fixed now so that YPAO has been run with the correct configuration of speaker number, location, and size.



I watched a bit of Hacksaw Ridge in order to experience the naval gunfire prior to the first assault again. Wow! The LFE shook my chair and I felt it in my body. I also replayed a bit of [I]12 Years a Slave[/I because it has terrific LFE. With my old Hsu, the audio sometimes sounded a little boomy but there was none of that with the FV18s. They delivered tight, accurate LFE. I couldn't be more pleased



Anyway, I'm off to a good start.


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Pffft, I do it all the time. But you're a wise man to pay somebody else, because I can tell you it ain't fun sometimes.

If I may offer a few suggestions based on that pic you posted... your center should be pulled out to the front edge of the shelf and angled slightly upward. Those speakers should also be moved forward about 3 feet such that their front baffle is parallel to the subs. If you reposition them be sure to re-run room EQ. I'm willing to bet the soundstage and depth will open up noticeably.
Jim -- Thanks for your good advice, I always appreciate it. Will consider adjusting where my speakers are later but because I just got YPAO run again, after having turned myself into a figurative pretzel, I am going to wait until the subs have a reasonable period of breaking in before undertaking to move any of my other speakers. To my admittedly untutored ears, the addition of the FV18s has been a breakthrough. There is no boominess, zero, zip, nada. The bass is tight and I am hearing detail that I never heard before. I should add that I have set them to two ports open with damping on Low. I'm really going to be interested to see what you think of your test FV18.

Somebody asked where the FV18 On/Auto/Off switches were set. The answer is that one of them was set to On and the other to Auto. I have now set them both to Auto and this setup works well.

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^^ If you think they are tight with low damping, flip that switch to high and be even more surprise.
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^^ If you think they are tight with low damping, flip that switch to high and be even more surprise.


Just did this to mine today and I can second. I actually prefer high!
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Just did this to mine today and I can second. I actually prefer high!
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^^ If you think they are tight with low damping, flip that switch to high and be even more surprise.
Thanks. I posted earlier in the REW thread that I am going to try various settings on my FV18s while watching and rewatching program material. This evening I have been watching Hacksaw Ridge again and its audio has been amazing. The LFE is visceral, my chair shakes and I feel the vibrations in my bones. Will watch it again with the FV18s' extension set to High and see if I can hear a difference. Anyway, they are giving me the finest home theater audio I have ever witnessed.
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Thanks. I posted earlier in the REW thread that I am going to try various settings on my FV18s while watching and rewatching program material. This evening I have been watching Hacksaw Ridge again and its audio has been amazing. The LFE is visceral, my chair shakes and I feel the vibrations in my bones. Will watch it again with the FV18s' extension set to High and see if I can hear a difference. Anyway, they are giving me the finest home theater audio I have ever witnessed.

Hacksaw Ridge gets low and super heavy and your dual 18's are perfect for it

Green = Peak db (Loudness) at that given frequency
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Just did this to mine today and I can second. I actually prefer high!
Did it go from boooom to boom, lol?
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Hacksaw Ridge gets low and super heavy and your dual 18's are perfect for it

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Yikes! Had no idea what I had been missing. The LFE of Hacksaw sounded good when I had my old Hsu, too, but these F18s are light years better.
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Did it go from boooom to boom, lol?


Haha to an extent. The source material that was made to go boooom sounded and felt even better. I would explain it as making the entire sound reproduction more punchy and tactile.

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This evening I have been watching Hacksaw Ridge again and its audio has been amazing. The LFE is visceral, my chair shakes and I feel the vibrations in my bones. Will watch it again with the FV18s' extension set to High and see if I can hear a difference. Anyway, they are giving me the finest home theater audio I have ever witnessed.
Congrats gwsat!!!

Definitely switch to high and take advantage of one of the things Rythmik is known for...DEEP EXTENSION.

IME, there's a big difference between a sub that is tuned to 17hz vs one that is tuned to 12hz. Once you experience that difference...there's no going back.
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Definitely switch to high and take advantage of one of the things Rythmik is known for...DEEP EXTENSION.



IME, there's a big difference between a sub that is tuned to 17hz vs one that is tuned to 12hz. Once you experience that difference...there's no going back.


Wouldn't setting it to low provide the deeper extension? I've had my FV15HP on low since I've gotten it but I believe my room is too large for one FV15HP to make sub 20hz sounds noticeable in the overall signal. I just set it to high yesterday and through some demo material all I can say is WOW! The tactile slam in the mid bass frequencies are much enhanced and I can't make out any difference in the low stuff vs when it was on low.

Now @gwsat , you're in a different situation as I'm sure 2 FV18s will make a noticeable difference in the low frequencies when they're set to low and a different but still very noticeable difference in the mid to upper sub frequencies when set to high.

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Wouldn't setting it to low provide the deeper extension? I've had my FV15HP on low since I've gotten it but I believe my room is too large for one FV15HP to make sub 20hz sounds noticeable in the overall signal. I just set it to high yesterday and through some demo material all I can say is WOW! The tactile slam in the mid bass frequencies are much enhanced and I can't make out any difference in the low stuff vs when it was on low.

Now @gwsat , you're in a different situation as I'm sure 2 FV18s will make a noticeable difference in the low frequencies when they're set to low and a different but still very noticeable difference in the mid to upper sub frequencies when set to high.



Hi damping provides the deepest extension (purple).
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Hi damping provides the deepest extension (purple).
Wow! I all this time I have been thinking Low = deeper extension. What's strange is that I've had mine on 14Hz Low forever, and my measurement showed with that config, extension down to 12Hz. The only time the extension has changed has been when I've gone from 1 port to 2. So I guess with 14Hz High set, I am truly getting the deepest extension, and hence why the overall sound seemed so much better to me yesterday. Big DUH moment for me - thanks for clarifying!

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Wow! I all this time I have been thinking Low = deeper extension. What's strange is that I've had mine on 14Hz Low forever, and my measurement showed with that config, extension down to 12Hz. The only time the extension has changed has been when I've gone from 1 port to 2. So I guess with 14Hz Low set, I am truly getting the deepest extension, and hence why the overall sound seemed so much better to me yesterday. Big DUH moment for me - thanks for clarifying!
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14hz and HIGH damping is the deepest extension.
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14hz and HIGH damping is the deepest extension.
Ah right - sorry that was a typo - fixed in original post for any who come after. Anyways, I'm still struggling to understand why Rythmik recommends 14Hz and Low for HT use if 14Hz and High provides the truly deepest extension which will likely only be found in movies and not in music?

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Projector Screen: Elite VMAX2 Electric — Receiver:Pioneer Elite VSX-44 — Fronts: B&W 684 S1
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Yuk, yuk. Those are my Hsu HB-1 speakers. I agree, though, that those humongous FV18s make everything else in my HT setup look small, even my 75 inch TV.

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Your off to a GREAT start

Congrats on the twin earthquake makers. Enjoying reading your impressions of them.

Agree with Brian and others on moving the fronts outward in the future and tilting of center to the center of seated ear height. Moving center just past front edge of your media stand

I would (experiment) position your fronts (with an isolator feet or pad.) on top of your subs. All the way forward, slightly past the front edge of the subs. Toed inward toward the MLP. Also, if the tweaters are not centered at seated ear height. Would elevate them so they are.

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