Originally Posted by briang2408
I have dual PS-18x and they are awesome. If I were a new shopper today it would be a tough choice between the PS18x and Gamma 18s. I guess the question is would you notice a difference when listening? And then if so is it worth the extra money. Doesn't matter for me at this point... but I can see this being a tough decision for others. I think I'd still go with the PS18x because of the reasons Joe mentioned... but I'm biased at this point :-).
My LCR CX10's are coming on Tuesday and cannot wait to set them up with the PS18s. Every time I have a free hour here or there to turn up the volume I listen to the system instead of fooling around with REW... cannot help it.
One thing I've noticed is in my MLP which is back up against the wall, 12' from the TV/subs, the bass is super strong and sounds great. When I walk closer to the unit I hear less bass. Still plenty of it, but less than in the back of the room. Is this typical in home non-theater room setups? I'm sure someone is going to tell me to run REW so I can see what's going on lol.
I'm far from an expert, but I think you have two possibilities.
You may have a peak near or at MLP, and if you like bass heavy sound, you may find it ok. Or you may have a null somewhere near the back wall... But usually dual subs, if well located, tend to prevent nulls. I think that a peak is more likely, but who knows... Maybe a more seasoned user will chime in.
And I'll gladly be the first user to say : run REW, and you will have a good picture of your situation =) Or maybe... The old crawl test?
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