Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky
I've already done one surround Aerial sub from the front location and you can't localize it at all.
Yeah, maybe not an issue for you in your super duper Loudon Wainright the 2nd room, but I would not be surprised if that sound became localized in one of his distant relatives rooms.
I'm also fairly certain that you're crossed over pretty low, which is always beneficial for making the lower freq's from subs harder to localize.
Not everyone has full range speakers in the rear, or even in the center of their theater rooms, with powerful amps to drive those speakers well, all the way to the lowest end, so as not to have to have their subs play in the upper end of the low freq.'s you know!
I know I had a much harder time placing my subs and finding a decent crossover point to make my subs blend when I was running maggies all around the room. I was never actually able to get everything just right.
I believe it was mainly due to their center channel speaker, which is what caused me to abandon the maggie sound that I had grown so found of for over 25yrs.
With the exception of the center channel, I was running large, full range maggies.
I would be guessing of course but I think if I tried putting sub 3 in the front of my room with those speakers, with the crossed over low freq's coming from what should have been the rear sub, it would probably have made it appear as if those frequencies were coming from my center channel speaker.
Using Magnaplaners in a theater setting, the biggest drawback to me was their center channel speaker, which has basically no low end at all, even by Magnaplaner standards.
So had I placed a sub with the lows from the rear right near it, it probably would have made it appear as if those sounds were coming from the center channel speaker.
I'd have asked for you to play with some crossover freq. that may be more typical for mere mortals, to see what happens.
But you probably will not have time to bother with any of that good stuff, when all of your new toys start coming together.
And why bother wasting the time if you already know what crossover freq.'s work just fine for where you already have your subs.
It's also probably unlikely that there will be many other CB-III owners putting 3 subs in the front of their rooms on 3 separate DAC outputs, where we'd just have to find out what happens at higher crossover freq's
That starts getting into the relm of useless information, and we wouldn't want you to have to post anything of that nature on this forum!