Originally Posted by carp
The center of the driver/CD is close to a foot higher than my head and like you around a foot behind my head so I bet it's real similar to your setup. Previously my surrounds were all the way up next to the ceiling and a little bit more forward. I experimented a lot with placement and found that if I have the sides just slightly behind me I feel a lot more surrounded then if I have them at 90 degrees, and having them lower is better than way up high which is good since that is how you are supposed to do it for Atmos anyway.
I'm going to do a direct comparison to my eD 6's that have the upgraded CD (can't remember what the CD is though...) and see what I like better on axis. I already know I like the Volt's better off axis - easily.
Ok yea sounds real similar, they just freaking excelled where I had them in respect to envelopment. Like you said just behind I think is key and how I will always do it. OF course I will experiment in the final room.
So in you GTG ventures surely you have heard the Denovo DNA-360 right? I think
has them right? I know many people love them and say they excel really good. I was just thinking if Eric did a Volt series with that CD in the coaxial setup it could be the next step up. I know there is a cost effective, still more than Volts, speaker that has a little SEOS with the DNA-360 CD and a couple mins I think. Here it is
I just don't know enough to say if it will perform better as a surround just because it has better parts. It seems on paper it would. It has the same sensitivity rating as the Volt 10, better CD and dual woofers in ported enclsure. But how does the real world comparison do with the SEOS 10 instead of coaxial CD design? I don't know...I do know the coaxial designs like the Volt people love because they disperse sound very wide which cause a nice surround effect.
"I already know I like the Volt's better off axis - easily." Your words and I think from a noob standpoint this makes for a good surround speaker. It's kinda hard to justify anything else when the Volt, now Volt LX for $180 performs so well. I too would like Slanted 8 JTR's but at 1k a surround speaker? Ouch! I need to buy a lawnmower, blower, weed whacker, hose, sprinklers, built a shed in the back yard (since I'm taking garage at HT!) build a covered back patio, and you get the idea. Not to mention the actual theater room build! Good thing I have LCR each with DSI amps, two Submersives, Processor, couple Volts, Oppo, few other things. OR else this could be a many many year ride lol!
There is another Denovo FL-450 I am curious about...