Originally Posted by Mfusick
When is the measurments coming ? And treatment ?
Have you had a have to listen yet ?
Originally Posted by TMcG
Can't listen without his preamp back from warranty service....
And I thought we were friends....
I'm way behind. The AVR came in on Thursday while they were laying carpet. I decided to make a push to meet my original MVP, so I took Friday off got to work. We actually watched a movie on Saturday night!
It was epic!
My first listening impressions can be summed up as
ZOMGBBQ THIS IS AMAZING! Same for the video.
Now that the initial high is wearing off, I had (just a little) more time to play with things, and my impressions of the audio experience are coming back in line. First off, I used Audyssey XT to calibrate the room. I did a quick 3 point calibration, and the next day an eight point. Over the past two days I've realized that Audyssey completely neuters the bass. It's setting my mains to full range and crossing them at 40 Hz to the subs. This is horrible for bass response.
Next, I need to play with the LCR positioning and toe-in. The sound stage is bad compared to using the front two surrounds as my stereo speakers (that's the way I listened while I was putting my mains together).
The surround field is not good at this point either. Very little coming from the rears. The sweet spot is limited to the middle seat.
All-in-all, I've got a lot of work to do, but I'm not sure when measurements will happen. The Marantz is pretty limited in what it can do for calibration. Mostly levels and distances or Audyssey from what I can tell. I'll need a DSP to do much else. I'd like to tweak all that before I put up treatments.
Also, there are a few other things I need to get done first. Two of my chairs are having issues and I need to get that fixed (review coming once everything is sorted out). I also need to get my A-lens up and working. I need boxes/shelves for my surrounds so that I can turn my wife loose on fabric panels.
Still, it's awesome to have a functioning room. We've watched two or three movies since Saturday night, and we are loving the huge screen!