Originally Posted by Mike Butny
Alan.......We need an update..........
Originally Posted by cesar123
Alan. Alan. Alan! Alaaaaaaaaan!!!!!
(if anybody here is also an Archer fan...
Sorry guys, the S3000 finally showed up around 3:30pm and I spent the next hour and a half trying to integrate it...then the wife came home.
Anyways, initial impressions are not all that favorable;
Getting ready for the S3000, I moved my the one T-18 from the rear to the front right corner so now there is one in each front corner. I didn't re-run Audyssey or measure the response, but I did connect the two front subs to the same sub out so I figured I was close with Audyssey.
While waiting for FedEx to show up, I sat and listened to the system in that config...I was astonished
it sounded! Before when I had tried both T-18s up front, I had just measured the response and said "well, THAT ain't gonna sound good" and moved one in back. Boy, was I wrong...it sounds great! Believe it or not, I actually had more tactile feedback than with the T-18 directly behind my chair.
Anyways, I was then really excited about the S3000...I mean, if it sounds this good with just the two T-18s, adding the S3000 is just going to be pure bliss, right?
I wasn't that impressed after adding the S3000. First, I put it directly behind my chair...and I got this pre-Audyssey:
I was disappointed to say the least. So I tried the S3000 all along the back wall and the back left corner looked the best pre-Audyssey:
And after Audyssey:
Then, I gave it a listen. It was just barely
better than with just the 2 T-18s up front...with some material, I actually think it sounded worse. WTF?
So, I turned off the S3000 and measured just the T-18s. I didn't save the measurement, but it basically looked exactly like the graph above with the S3000 behind my chair. Post-Audyssey, it looks pretty flat except for a very narrow but very deep dip around 60hz.
Maybe I just need to put REW away and trust my ears.
Long story short...I've got more work to do, but the S3000 may
be going back.