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Soon-to-be 2-channel setup
- GoldenEar Triton Sevens
- Klipsch SW-450 Subwoofer
- MiniDSP 2x4 HD
- Parasound Halo Integrated Amplifier
- Blue Jeans Cables
- MacBook Pro + Audirvana Plus (locally stored music + Tidal Hi-Fi)
What I’ve done so far
- GoldenEar Triton Ones
- Triton Sevens to go in the back as rear surrounds
- All else to remain, but the subwoofer will no longer be used for music
Preferences & Requirements
- Speaker Placement
- Main Listening Position Adjustment
- Installed a pair of GIK soffit bass traps w/ range limiters in the back wall corners
Triton Seven Measurements
- I prioritize critical 2-channel music listening above all else, so I want the treatments to cater to this type of listening
- Although I plan to expand my system to (eventually) 7.2.4, I don't want to treat anything that may negatively impact 2-channel music listening
- I'm very open to treatment options and able to move equipment around the room
- I will not be using a separate subwoofer when I get the Triton Ones for 2-channel music, as they are true full-range speakers. Therefore, I didn’t include my subwoofer measurements since it will be a moot point.
- Two pair of (full range) Soffit bass traps for front wall corners (floor to ceiling)
- Potentially another pair of (range limited) Soffit bass traps for the back wall corners to treat floor to ceiling.
- 3 panels of absorption/diffusion for the center rear wall, either the Polyfusers or Alpha 6As
- 244 bass traps or Q7D diffusers for the first order reflection points
- 244 bass traps for the second order reflection points
- I'll start by saying that I'm very receptive to any observations you have thus far. Now onto the questions!
- I'm not sure which would work better for the back wall - Polyfusers or the Alpha 6A's - thoughts? Bryan noted that he recommends not totally killing the back wall for music listening applications, but listed pros/cons with each option, which doesn’t help my indecisiveness, lol
- The Triton speaker line images incredibly well out of the box. With this in mind, would you recommend diffusion (Q7Ds) or absorption (244s) for the first order reflection points? I suspect 244's would be more appropriate for the ceiling.
- Is there any reason not to go with GIK monster bass traps instead of the 244's for reflection point treatment? I’ve read many times on this thread that “the thicker the absorption, the better.”
- As I don’t yet have the Triton Ones, I thought it best to hold off on purchasing reflection point treatment since their position may differ from where I have the Sevens. Is there anything else I should hold off until I have the new speakers?
- Are there any other recommendations you have that haven't been mentioned? For instance, I'd expect that additional diffusion would be a good thing behind the listening position, etc., but I haven't gotten that far with Bryan - I'm trying my best to respect his time, take my treatment plan in a few phases, and not inundate him with a million questions. Since I don't have real-world experience to make a decision on theory, I'm looking for you guys to help solidify my treatment plan.
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