Originally Posted by Joe@Definitive
These are good points, and thanks for your detailed answer. You have more experience with Audyssey than I do. Your first paragraph shows that you have a real-world perspective, too. One can make all of this stuff sound incredible, if one has a situation in which placement is 100% under your own control. So many customers don't quite have that luxury, though, so thank you for recognizing that. Best, Joe
Call it a learning curve - if I hadn't heard the difference, I would have been happy with the in-cabinet/shelf placement, and as Mantis says, with a non-powered sub it doen't matter in the same way. But I don't have 100% freedom: I had to get WAF for the outside the entertainment center Lovan stand. It only goes so far, though. I can't get rid of furniture and move the MLP sofa to the optimal spot for Audyssey, and I couldn't do a true sub crawl practically.
Audio Gear: Trinnov Altitude 16/24, NAD M27 and Wyred4Sound MMC-7 amps
Display: Panasonic VT50, Lumagen Radiance Mini. Misc.: Oppo 103, Samsung K8500 UHD player, JRiver
Speakers: PSB Imagine T2, Center, Imagine T Wides and Side Surrounds, Imagine S rear surrounds,
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