Guys I'm happy to report a very successful more than seamless integration of the XS15se into my 5.1 setup, it took about a week of moving my 120lb each mains and two subs around with in .5 of an inch ( I have major OCD
) to achieve the best combination of fidelity,finesse, agility and subterranean bass! The overall sound for both movies and music is breath taking, this is a testament of the quality bass the XS15se is capable of and I'm happy to report it has exceeded my expectation by miles. I'm not certain as to what the non SE version sounds like but this update ( close your ears Tom
) could've have easily warranted a justifiable price of well over a grand and I would have still considered it a screaming deal
The method used to get the results where level matching the subs
with XT32 + sub EQ the results are impressive on the ease of this for two different subs located in adjacent corners of the room, the results where as follows after Audyssey .
A gain setting on both well under 10 o'clock and post Audyssey level -9 db! ( I tend to favor a higher sub gain over pre/processor gain to avoid going over 0, besides any lower the subs would have been off )
A distance from MLP 16.5 for both subs
A confirmation via a DTS test disc showed Audyssey set them both down by 5db from the Raidioshack meters75db c- weighting, slow response! so I run them at -4db up 5 from the -9 setting.
As soon as the funds allow for the mic for measurements ( only as a I want to know why I'm hearing what i'm hearing cause I'm not touching a thing it sounds to good
) I'll post the results, as I've already did it the hard way moving it around with in inches in the the various locations available for placement and not to brag but its good to know I can still trust my ears.
Tom V. I know see why this seems to be the the sub you recommend most and while I'm sure you love all your children, I wont tell who I think your favorite just may be
Disclaimer the last part only applies to subs not kids
Gush over off to watch Dredd