Originally Posted by CURX8
I'm hoping I can get some input from you kind folks. I have the T18HT and I do love it. It sounds incredible and adds so much more to my music, whether it be heavy metal or classical. It even sounds incredible for movies as well. However, I am wondering if I should add another subwoofer, not another T18 unfortunately, but maybe the S3000i, to add a little more "oomph" to the mid bass range for movie watching. I have an open concept home and so I have a lot of space to cover. The second sub would be more of a nearfield setup if measurements allow.
I am also juggling the option of maybe the V1800, but I'm not sure how pairing it with the sealed T18 would really work. Any advice? Thanks!
I have a T-18 and a S3000 working well together (well, 2 of each actually
). The T-18s are about 17' from the MLP and the S3000s about 7'...works very well. I do keep the trim on the S3000s -2dB below the T-18s just to maximize headroom, but to be honest it is probably not necessary with the S3000s less than half the distance away.
Originally Posted by CURX8
I'll give that a shot. I really haven't done too much tweaking and I'm not necessarily sure it is "lacking" per se, but rather, that "kick in the chest" feeling isn't that obvious. Of course, I'm in a large room and the gain on the sub is set at the 9:00 position (level 2), with no other adjustments made yet.
My setup also lacks that "kick in the chest"...until
you get to "extreme" MV levels. I attribute this to the large space I have to fill...around ~5K cu. ft.
So I have a question regarding the crossover region. It is set to 80Hz at the moment. What is the best way to check for a good transition at the point. I have read some places recommend reading the center channel and the sub and determine how it looks in REW. Does that sound correct or should I be checking it against the mains?
As bh said, you need to do the sub distance tweak
. In a nutshell:
- Measure CC+subs with bass management engaged (REW Output CH3)
- Look to see if you have a dip near the crossover region
- Adjust the subwoofer distance in the AVR +1' at a time and re-measure
- Keep going on the distance setting until you either see an improvement in the crossover region, or you start to make it worse
If your system is mostly movies, you want to distance tweak with the CC. If mostly music, use the FL/FR.
If you want to try and optimize for both music & movies, you will have to distance tweak both CC+subs & fronts+subs and then try to come up with a good compromise distance setting...very rarely does the distance setting that works best for CC+subs work best for fronts+subs.
Just FYI - even with the distance tweak (and I had a pretty good dip at the crossover), the "kick in the chest" is not what it can be in a smaller space. I've considered building a wall.