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Yes, that's my room apparently. The question is, will I be able to DSP around it with the Cat12s? Will the 212 in the same position be able to be corrected with DSP and a few thousand watts. Tune in tomorrow to find out the latest in "How the Midbass Turns."
Its very likely a front wall reflection thatr results in destructive interference.
Does this dip change frequency when moving speakers towards the front wall ? ( should go higher)
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What are everyone's thoughts on the ported 212's vs the Yorkville U215's? I think @carp @Archaea @Gooddoc @beastaudio @Reefdvr27 all have heard both. I am in search of a lot more midbass (than my current 228's). Don't factor price into the equation as it is not an issue for me. I doubt I will ever get to hear both of these, but I know many of you have. I was almost set on the u215's, but all of this talk of how much midbass the ported 212's are capable of have me rethinking. Each speaker would be driven by a bridged inuke 3000dsp so I would be able to EQ in as much midbass as I would like.

I can't remember, is anyone using the ported 212's also running midbass modules?

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Well I pulled the trigger on the ported rosewood 212's that have been for sale here for a few months. I would rather have had the standard black finish, but the deal was too good to pass up. For the time being I will only use 2 of them in my living room and store the 3rd until I can build a false wall and get an AT screen at which point these will replace my 228's. The 228's will then either be sold or moved to the living room (or used as surrounds??). The 212's are too wide and would block several inches of my screen the way It is currently configured.
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Well I pulled the trigger on the ported rosewood 212's that have been for sale here for a few months. I would rather have had the standard black finish, but the deal was too good to pass up. For the time being I will only use 2 of them in my living room and store the 3rd until I can build a false wall and get an AT screen at which point these will replace my 228's. The 228's will then either be sold or moved to the living room (or used as surrounds??). The 212's are too wide and would block several inches of my screen the way It is currently configured.

Haha how did I know you were going to buy them!....lol
Yeah that was a pretty crazy deal, if I hadn't just bought my CX-15's I would have jumped on those 212's for sure!
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Well I pulled the trigger on the ported rosewood 212's that have been for sale here for a few months. I would rather have had the standard black finish, but the deal was too good to pass up. For the time being I will only use 2 of them in my living room and store the 3rd until I can build a false wall and get an AT screen at which point these will replace my 228's. The 228's will then either be sold or moved to the living room (or used as surrounds??). The 212's are too wide and would block several inches of my screen the way It is currently configured.
Nice buy! I don't know why I don't like that finish on the 212's because I liked it on my MA RX8's. But still if you are putting them behind a screen, the hell with it. You basically got a free speaker out of the deal so it is a win. I do think they look good with the grills though. I would also keep the 228's if you can financially, they are great speakers and for what you will get on a sale, you might as well just keep em for the living room. I kept my 212HT's for the living room, I was going to sell them and get something else, but I like them and really not much can replace them. The funny thing is my wife thinks they are hers now LOL.

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Nice buy! I don't know why I don't like that finish on the 212's because I liked it on my MA RX8's. But still if you are putting them behind a screen, the hell with it. You basically got a free speaker out of the deal so it is a win. I do think they look good with the grills though. I would also keep the 228's if you can financially, they are great speakers and for what you will get on a sale, you might as well just keep em for the living room. I kept my 212HT's for the living room, I was going to sell them and get something else, but I like them and really not much can replace them. The funny thing is my wife thinks they are hers now LOL.
I will most likely keep them for the living room. I may not be able to use the center though, there is no way a 228 will fit in my stand as is.

I'm interested to see the finish in person. The 212's will be in my living room for at least 6 months. I agree they do look better with the grills on.
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I'll be curious to hear your opinion the 228HT vs the 212HT for cinema use. I think they are truly pretty much interchangeable and I don't think I could tell the difference. However for 2 channel music, they have a much different soundstage. I'm a broken record on this, but the 212HT soundstage is full wall, and the 228HT soundstage is focused center to my ears. I'm looking forward to reading a different opinion on the comparison.

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Personally, I've never been a fan of the Yorkville. The top end is not as good as the 212HT IMO. But I've come to realize that the top end of a speaker is the biggest determinant of how much I like a speaker, so keep that in mind. My memory of the Yorkville midbass is less clear, but it was much better than the 212HT as I recall. I can tell you for certain that the midbass of the Danley synergy horns is much better than the 212HT and I've measured both and I can't explain it by frequency response alone. I'm not a speaker designer or expert on the subject, all I can say is there seems to be something beyond simple frequency response that contributes to the different feeling of midbass impact between the speaker designs.
Well as we all know frequency response is one side of a 10 sided coin. Decay times can be argued to be more important but they don't look as cool as a flat FR and ring house curve on the low end. But I understand what you are saying. High end we know is diff with diff types of Cd's, Ribbons, Soft Dome tweeters, etc. But many argue bass is bass. And I agree as long as a certain quality level is met from the bass driver. But the unexplainable of the sonic differences of low end frequencies. How do we explain that? It's not always simple SPL right? Hard to explain. Maybe it has to do with the physical design of the speaker. Like the synergy horn vs the 212 vs "insert model type here." That somehow the "energy" of those frequencies are delivered in a different manner.

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Deftech...jaded me as well. Just three short years ago I though my Supercube Reference was just about as good as it gets... Hearing all of the rave reviews of their products, then seeing a real world in-room response that translated to NOTHING like what the specs claimed, was probably the single most influential experience that led me down the exclusive path of DIY for my future woofer adventures.

I just try avoid that thread at all cost... As much as I am an advocate against Deftech, I'm more of an advocate of not crapping on anyone (in general) for an ill advised purchase they may have made.
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Looks like the big 100hz hole in your midbass is indeed your room as it does not match up with your outdoor measurement. You need to reposition or address some room issues before changing speakers.
Yep big ole hocking null there. Are you sitting in the middle of the room by chance @dgage ?
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Personally, I've never been a fan of the Yorkville. The top end is not as good as the 212HT IMO. But I've come to realize that the top end of a speaker is the biggest determinant of how much I like a speaker, so keep that in mind. My memory of the Yorkville midbass is less clear, but it was much better than the 212HT as I recall. I can tell you for certain that the midbass of the Danley synergy horns is much better than the 212HT and I've measured both and I can't explain it by frequency response alone. I'm not a speaker designer or expert on the subject, all I can say is there seems to be something beyond simple frequency response that contributes to the different feeling of midbass impact between the speaker designs.
@raynist , I can echo allot of this post above. I like the top end much better of the 212HT, but the U215 does hit harder in the midbass range. I know the last couple of times we hit Andrews U215's pretty damn hard and they took everything we threw at them and not a hint of distortion. I also thought that they were also on par with the Danley SH50, however there was something missing between the two and nobody could really say what it was and naturally the SH50 sounded better especially in the upper midrange. Myself I still seem to favor the SM60F over the SH50 and the 212HT over the U215 and to add the 215RT over all of them.

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@raynist , I can echo allot of this post above. I like the top end much better of the 212HT, but the U215 does hit harder in the midbass range. I know the last couple of times we hit Andrews U215's pretty damn hard and they took everything we threw at them and not a hint of distortion. I also thought that they were also on par with the Danley SH50, however there was something missing between the two and nobody could really say what it was and naturally the SH50 sounded better especially in the upper midrange. Myself I still seem to favor the SM60F over the SH50 and the 212HT over the U215 and to add the 215RT over all of them.
Thanks for the information

I am expecting the 212's to be capable of a lot more midbass than the 228's given 2 8's have less surface area than one 12. I can always boost the midbass with my inuke 3000 dsp's, when they get moved to the main theater area they will each be run on a bridged inuke 3000dsp. Until that time they will be run on a Denin 4520.
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Thanks for the information

I am expecting the 212's to be capable of a lot more midbass than the 228's given 2 8's have less surface area than one 12. I can always boost the midbass with my inuke 3000 dsp's, when they get moved to the main theater area they will each be run on a bridged inuke 3000dsp. Until that time they will be run on a Denin 4520.
I ran my 212's on a Denon 4520 and I was just fine with it. I now have them on a 2312 and still fine. I would like to add my XPA-3 to the chain but the 2312 does not have preouts. I am defiantly going to scoop up on a used AVR when the crowd starts to move to Atmos. I still see a fire sale coming on AVR's in the next year.
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Thanks for the information

I am expecting the 212's to be capable of a lot more midbass than the 228's given 2 8's have less surface area than one 12. I can always boost the midbass with my inuke 3000 dsp's, when they get moved to the main theater area they will each be run on a bridged inuke 3000dsp. Until that time they will be run on a Denin 4520.
I doubt you were ever near the limits of your 228ht midbass. The are also extremely capable of stupid spl levels. Heck you pretty much have to go well above reference to see the 228ht drivers move. I've seen them boggy pretty good at dlbecks when we ran them on dedicated mono blocks at calibrated +17. Not a hint of distortion. I was almost scared how much the drivers were moving. I looked over at Jeff Permanian, who was at the g2g, and he just smiled and said they have more in the tank, as they weren't at their excursion limits yet.

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I doubt you were ever near the limits of your 228ht midbass. The are also extremely capable of stupid spl levels. Heck you pretty much have to go well above reference to see the 228ht drivers move. I've seen them boggy pretty good at dlbecks when we ran them on dedicated mono blocks at calibrated +17. Not a hint of distortion. I was almost scared how much the drivers were moving. I looked over at Jeff Permanian, who was at the g2g, and he just smiled and said they have more in the tank, as they weren't at their excursion limits yet.
I have taken them to +10 on a few occasions. With the 9db boost they were moving pretty good, I was scared that I might damage them, however they made no bad sounds.
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Alright guys, my theater is coming along. I finished up the stage and riser this weekend. Time to start the soffit and columns. I had an acoustical plan done by the Erskine group. They are recommending the porcella p6 or p8 up front with triad in wall Surround Bronze for the surrounds and Triad inwall Bronze LCR for the 2 rears. I was pretty set on LCR Noesis 212HT and then 6 single 8's for the rest. What do you think of Erskine's recommendations? I have never heard Triad speakers before but they are pretty thin and appear to mount easily in columns. Has anyone have experience with S8's in a column? How did you go about that? Does it effect the quality of the s8? Is it attached to the wall or on a shelf in the column? Anyone have comparisons of the triad bronze to the s8? Thanks for the suggestions guys. Need to get some speakers ordered soon as the theater is getting closer to being finished.
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Alright guys, my theater is coming along. I finished up the stage and riser this weekend. Time to start the soffit and columns. I had an acoustical plan done by the Erskine group. They are recommending the porcella p6 or p8 up front with triad in wall Surround Bronze for the surrounds and Triad inwall Bronze LCR for the 2 rears. I was pretty set on LCR Noesis 212HT and then 6 single 8's for the rest. What do you think of Erskine's recommendations? I have never heard Triad speakers before but they are pretty thin and appear to mount easily in columns. Has anyone have experience with S8's in a column? How did you go about that? Does it effect the quality of the s8? Is it attached to the wall or on a shelf in the column? Anyone have comparisons of the triad bronze to the s8? Thanks for the suggestions guys. Need to get some speakers ordered soon as the theater is getting closer to being finished.
If they were smart they would suggest single 8's and 212HT's
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@jedimastergrant has 212HT fronts and traid bronze in walls speakers for surrounds. You could ask him how he likes the setup. I've not been over since he made the change from his Klipsch front soundstage to the JTR, but when I was there previously - with the Klipch as fronts - I thought the Traids worked fine in the wall for surround purposes. I don't remember anthing particular good or bad about them in comparison to other surrounds I've heard. They didn't call attention to themselves and filled the room with surround sound - seems sufficient for the task at hand, and Grant is space limited in the rear of his theater because of his seating arrangement.

I wouldn't buy Procella over JTR. There was a comparison done between Procella p6 or p8 and JTR 212HT at jedimastergrant's house. The JTR were preferred by all four people who attended, including the Procella owner who brought his speakers to the comparison. By all accounts, the JTR were more dynamic, more clear, and bigger soundstage. If you don't run your speakers towards reference the Procella will be fine. If you plan to take your system to -5dB or refrence levels then you'd better skip them. People have called out Erskine group on this static Procella recommendation before, they aren't the best speaker for the money, but instead are an established brand and business partner for the Erskine group. A known commodity - if you will. Whether or not Erskine group gets a commission off the sale of Procella is anyone's guess. Eskrine does not partner with JTR, but a JTR setup would be significantly superior by all accounts I've read about.

If the traid bronze is around the same price as the S8, and you have the room for it - I'd go JTR all the way.
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Alright guys, my theater is coming along. I finished up the stage and riser this weekend. Time to start the soffit and columns. I had an acoustical plan done by the Erskine group. They are recommending the porcella p6 or p8 up front with triad in wall Surround Bronze for the surrounds and Triad inwall Bronze LCR for the 2 rears. I was pretty set on LCR Noesis 212HT and then 6 single 8's for the rest. What do you think of Erskine's recommendations? I have never heard Triad speakers before but they are pretty thin and appear to mount easily in columns. Has anyone have experience with S8's in a column? How did you go about that? Does it effect the quality of the s8? Is it attached to the wall or on a shelf in the column? Anyone have comparisons of the triad bronze to the s8? Thanks for the suggestions guys. Need to get some speakers ordered soon as the theater is getting closer to being finished.
Yep, basically what Arch just told you. I also had a plan done by Erskine Group.

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The Triad surrounds get the job done but cannot keep up with the 212 if you take it to reference as you might expect. I usually listen to movies at minus 8 and they do very well at that level so no complaints. However, the JTR S8's I heard at dlbecks were better by a good margin. If I had the money to upgrade I would do so.

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Just get the JTR 212 HT's and don't look back. It would be difficult to imagine anyone preferring the Procella if they listened to them in the same space back to back. It is a clean sweep. I feel confident in this recommendation.

By the way I had Carp come over yesterday to take some measurements. I was wondering what I should do about a balancing sub and manual EQ solution. Well, it turns out that I don't need much at all. I thought it sounded pretty darn good and it looks like my ears are justified. Anyway I mention this because the layout and treatment plan from the Erskine Group is what I attribute quite a bit of that too. So I think you made a good choice there.

I will post more about that later. Maybe Carp can send me the frequency response grabs so I can put them up here.
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The problem with the S8 is that they are not dipoles. Shawn has my surrounds placed slightly ahead of both seating areas. He said because of this dipoles would be required. Also I have not heard what it would be like to put an S8 in a column. How would these be done? Potentially I would get rid of the columns and just put them on the walls. He also recommended the p8's because he thought the 212ht were to big and placing them would be harder. Especially with my giant sub woofer. Decisions... I just want to do this right the first time. I can get away with a 6" deep column if I go with the Triads. Not sure the minimum depth if they were the s8's.
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"Procella loudspeakers are the only loudspeakers specifically designed for HD audio formats" "Move beyond high fidelity to HD audio" and "The World's Finest Home Cinema Loudspeakers"

Clearly they must be superior to plain ole' JTR speakers...I mean hype is everything in the world of high end audio and home theater.

What percentage do you think the mark-up is for this line? I am guessing pretty significant.

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The problem with the S8 is that they are not dipoles. Shawn has my surrounds placed slightly ahead of both seating areas. He said because of this dipoles would be required. Also I have not heard what it would be like to put an S8 in a column. How would these be done? Potentially I would get rid of the columns and just put them on the walls. He also recommended the p8's because he thought the 212ht were to big and placing them would be harder. Especially with my giant sub woofer. Decisions... I just want to do this right the first time. I can get away with a 6" deep column if I go with the Triads. Not sure the minimum depth if they were the s8's.
Dlbeck's The Savoy theater had the initial design by the Erskine Group with Procellas specified. He went with JTR 212's, S8's, and S2's. His S8's are in colums and he has them slightly ahead of both seating areas. Probably the best surround experience I've had. His thread has a lot of pictures and info. Post 4 in the thread has an index.
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isn't placement standard supposed to be directly beside listener when using rear surrounds?

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isn't placement standard supposed to be directly beside listener when using rear surrounds?
I've seen them directly behind the seat and spread out wider pointing into the seating area. I don't know if there is a standard.

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The problem with the S8 is that they are not dipoles. Shawn has my surrounds placed slightly ahead of both seating areas. He said because of this dipoles would be required. Also I have not heard what it would be like to put an S8 in a column. How would these be done? Potentially I would get rid of the columns and just put them on the walls. He also recommended the p8's because he thought the 212ht were to big and placing them would be harder. Especially with my giant sub woofer. Decisions... I just want to do this right the first time. I can get away with a 6" deep column if I go with the Triads. Not sure the minimum depth if they were the s8's.
And doesn't ATMOS (not) use dipole/bipole speakers in the surround spots? Doesn't it require direct radiators?

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I've been thinking today about the 212's, 228's etc. Pretty much no one will ever use all their capability. I wonder if theres a crossover tweak/driver change that can bring them into usable levels, where the drivers actually move in out HT's. I've had mine insanely loud and they pretty much did nothing, so we are leaving a ton on the table excursion wise. If most people are coasting along using 30% of the capability (if that) in 99% of applications, it would seem to me, if there was a version that you could have a bit lower sensitivity and actually use up some of the xmax on the woofers with an amp (which most seem to be doing anyways)
I know the 210's and 215's are some of the answer, although at a higher price. As awesome as it is having speakers that can go so insanely loud, not many ever uses them that way really. Even my 215;s without my house curve, you could not use up their capability in room, they go really loud lol

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The problem with the S8 is that they are not dipoles. Shawn has my surrounds placed slightly ahead of both seating areas. He said because of this dipoles would be required. Also I have not heard what it would be like to put an S8 in a column. How would these be done? Potentially I would get rid of the columns and just put them on the walls. He also recommended the p8's because he thought the 212ht were to big and placing them would be harder. Especially with my giant sub woofer. Decisions... I just want to do this right the first time. I can get away with a 6" deep column if I go with the Triads. Not sure the minimum depth if they were the s8's.
I am not a designer so I really don't know what to tell you. My speakers are behind the front row by a foot or two. I think the surround effect is good but I would look to improve it in a few years if the budget allows and there are not other priorities.

btw the S8's are around 2.5 times the cost of the Triad in wall bronze.

As far as the Fronts go I am not sure what kind of spaces you are dealing with. If the 212's fit then buy them My room was designed around existing Klipsch RF-83's (very large speakers) with the possibility of upgrading to Procella P6's. The 212's fit my space easily and sound fantastic.

What sub do you have?

And regarding doing it right the first time. You are doing the most important thing which is getting the room right. I do not regret doing the Erskine Group layout. The equipment can be upgraded later. While it is true that the room was probably designed around certain equipment I would think that there are certain tolerances that allow switching out some equipment without ruining the whole thing. So yes try to do it right the first time with everything but spend the money on the room first and upgrade equipment later as funds allow.
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isn't placement standard supposed to be directly beside listener when using rear surrounds?
"Placement standard" includes only 1 subwoofer, too.

When doing 7.1, Floyd Tool recommends in his book Sound Reproduction that side surrounds be in front of the listener and that rear surrounds be at about 135 degrees. This recommendation is then followed by some home theater designers and installers. Mine are that way just because it was the only place I could put them. I realized that some of the "standards" don't matter and really liked the surround immersion with them that way. Only later did I purchase Sound Reproduction.
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Dlbeck's The Savoy theater had the initial design by the Erskine Group with Procellas specified. He went with JTR 212's, S8's, and S2's. His S8's are in colums and he has them slightly ahead of both seating areas. Probably the best surround experience I've had. His thread has a lot of pictures and info. Post 4 in the thread has an index.
DD - I was thinking about the Audiolense work you did, especially the sharing of a certain percentage between the surrounds such that a little of the right side-front surround went to the right side-rear surround and how that contributed to the best surround experience. Then I thought about you likely doing the same thing in your theater. So what is different between your theater and dlbeck's that you think contribute to dlbeck's sounding so good? Layout? S8s? Combination of both?

P.S. For those wondering, I haven't had time to do any more measuring but still plan to take my sealed 212s and Coach's Cat12s up to Frohlich's on Friday for a good comparison.
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