Originally Posted by jbrown15
Jeff I think it would be safe to say that 12o'clock position would be a good starting point.
I've mentioned this before, but my wife puts up with my AV hobby and also an expensive dirt bike hobby and all it cost me was a boob job!....lol
Well a few expensive pieces of jewellery also helped too.
But I guess I could say that was for me too so I'm not really complaining
Thanks JB, my wifes hobbies which are many, she makes hand poured soy wax candles, custom built birdhouses, interior decorating and extensive gardening and I support all of them, financially and helping with the product developement aspects as well. She sees my passion for audio, music and HT and I also rigged her work shop with a decent sound system. We then agreed on turning my entire basement (not really a basement, but finished living and dining room into a Home theater room about 3000cf complete with computer workspace and I have done whatever was needed to make it a dedicated HT. I ran several dedicated 20 amp circuits to accommodate all audio equipment. The XS30s rock this place like all get out and she never complains as she has own play spaces.
She asks: does this make you happy, I say yes and she gives the OK nod.
As far as the Triax amp is concerned it will have a gain control which is different than the Power X amps, the action of the knob will not be smooth but rather have detents in the rotation for a more tactile feel of control. I just purchased a top of the line Galaxy SPL, I like to manually adjust my levels, no offense to anyone but I'm not an Audyssey fan, RC is fine for many but my room has no imperfections to correct so no need for Room Correction
My plans are to use the amp's gain control to get as close to the target decibel level I want and with the detents I may be a one click to high or low and that is where I will use the AVR's level adjustment to get to the target, I will start with the AVR's output level at midpoint -12dB to + 12dB which is of course O dB and go from there. As tom said the amp if I recall has what 0-36 dB increments, and to start at about 16dB, I will confirm that when I get my Triax.
I think I made a good choice with the Expresso finish, I believe the finish lacquer will be Satin, that will be nice.
I will post some pics of the sub and my setup, I have to learn how to list my gear in my sig like a lot of you guys have, I think I have only been around this forum for about 5 or 6 six years, still learning. I really like this place and don't why I haven't participated more, you guys are the best and seem to know what you're talking about. Best of all Tom and Jim participate here as well. My previous sub purchases were a nightmare with CS and getting an email answered after 20 attempts, I won't mention the company.
I've sold every piece of audio equipment I ever listed on the AVS site, that's high praise for a web forum. OK Gents, I'm rambling so enjoy your evening and thanks to all whom responded to my queries.
Best Regards, Jeffrey