Originally Posted by Andreas
That alone would make me personally wonder, wonder so much, that I would rip everything apart, if it would be my set up and perform a double check on pure stereo sources without room eq, etc., because if that difference is so great in all respects, it should be there in pure stereo as well, or it its more likely a simple set up issue in this complex eq-ed hardware chain. I would try out everything first, before I would chose such a provocative header of this thread, that can only lead to such a discussion and disbelief. Alot that was said by professionals like D.E. on room accoustics and the importance in scale vs. sampling rates is so true. There is actually some useful content in this thread
Ahhh, there is a breath of sanity !!!
That's EXACTLY what I would do and have done. In fact that's how I test Meridian Preamps. Since they are Digital in and Digital out (with DSP Speakers) I bypass the Preamp too, to get a base line. When I put the preamp, in and in Stereo, it should should the same.
Then work your way up, step by step. So you understand what the heck is doing what at every step.
Run both in DIRECT Stereo and compare Apples to Apples.
Oh Ken, by that way, that means taking that QSC OUT of the loop.
I also do this to get the mains placed as best I can (toeing, distance from walls etc.). You want them running great just as a pair and not let the other speakers do all the imaging.
It should sound three dimensional with just the two speakers.
I suspect it will sound great on both.
Fantastic idea, and easy.
Also when comparing systems you need to calibrate the level of the Music or Movie you are listening too. That doesn't mean calibrate speakers to 75 Ken. That means measure the actual song or movie you are listening too and make sure you listen to again at the same level.