Originally Posted by FOH
Any updates on this epic system?
Any additional measuring or subjective elements to share?
Originally Posted by Reddig
Ya been wondering how it's been going?
Originally Posted by LTD02
gratuitous bump. :-) still dig the first post :-0
Heheh. Thanks, John.
Sorry to those who posted a while back. I didn't see the thread get bumped.
To be honest, there has been a large period where I didn't get to use the system for a few months. Had some work done around the house and had to use the room for storage. So much crap was piled up it was impossible to watch a movie or use the room in any meaningful way. Just a few weeks ago I got it all cleaned up and have been back watching movies.
I can't say I have a ton to say about it other than it is awesome and has gobs of effortless sound. The system is never taxed at or near reference level which in this current residence is probably all it's every going to get to. I haven't had the courage to push it past that really. Also I have no measured much as for a while I couldn't and lately I just haven't felt like it.
I think it sounds pretty damn good. If anything I have other issues with the room and/or setup that I want to work on.
So I am probably going to change up the system a little bit. I want to redo the front of my room and it will require a big change. So right now I have six DO subs stacked up and behind the mains. I believe I have the pictures of it back a few pages. So it's a big step but I'm going (thinking of, at least...) bring them down. What I want to do is get four of the six subs and use four up front but laying down and spread across the front of the room all side by side. So what you would see is four 18's facing into the room if sitting at the MLP. Then I would stack the mains on top for a awesome 'wall-O-bass'.
But... I've been looking at it a ton and practically, it's gonna be a bitch. I thought long and hard and I will probably take out half the JBL's and just
have six instead of twelve. If I were to use all of them the mid/hi section would be no lower than 6ft off the ground. Even factoring in a hefty riser the thing would be way up. I would be building a larger screen and they would still be really high up. It's a compromise needed and I think I would benefit from having the mid/hi closer to ear level than it would to keep the super-awesome-factor of twelve 15's.
Been thinking about this for months. I really do need to change up my room as the ergonomics are just kinda ... annoying. You'd have to sit down in the room but it's all closed in and right now with the system sounding good I want to work on the comfort and aesthetic of the room cuz it's an amateur looking mess, usually. Sounds good though!
So that's where things have been. I have been waiting months for SeymourAV to get their new Ultra Fine aperture screen material in and it keeps getting delayed. I've been putting off this change for that and their site still says "ETA 4 weeks" but I've been seeing a 4-6 week ETA since the beginning of August.
Besides the change up front I was going to put the remainder two DO subs (RLp18 loaded) in back for some nearfield subs. Right now there is all the bass up front. I have never had quad corner bass but I want to do this finally. I mentioned maybe moving my old LLT's in for rear duty (in another thread) but that just sounds like a huge PITA and would require a lot more than just hooking them up. I could fit them but I don't honestly want to go through the trouble. Would prefer to keep it sealed all around.
Buuuutttt... lol, always something. I thought when I do this I might, just for fun, hook up a couple of JBL 4648 cabs right in the middle of the room (against the walls, not in the room) for extra midbass fun. Ugh. I know. One thing after another. Sounds like fun but I would only do this after optimizing the quad corner setup and after the new screen wall was installed.
So you can see I have been thinking up all sorts of stuff and most of it does not have to do with these mains directly. I think they sound great and will sound even better once I get them pushed back and not be so close to them. Gonna build a baffle wall for them too at that time.
Anyhoo. I'm glad yall have not forgotten about me.
I have a lot on my plate lately and want to continue to improve my room. Now that I have all this gear it is much easier to do something cool but it does take effort to move it physically.
If you have any questions please fill free to post/ask away. I'd really like to hear what you guys think.