Originally Posted by rustolemite
Thanks for your input Sonic, so you think the room is big enough?
Right now my Paradigms are about 90 inches apart and about 3 ft from the wall, this is where the Ones will be as well.
As for the Bass that was my one worry is how well the Ones bass can mix with my HSU. None of the reviews really go into detail about their 5.1 sound or when paired with a separate sub.
I would guess that setup for the ones when used with a Sub is set to Small with about an 80hz setting.
One other thing I see that you have the SCXL what did you have before that and how much better is it?
i run my 2's in a 2734 cubic foot room and you have 307 more cubic feet, so no problem! Your distance between speakers is almost 8 feet so that is good. 3 ffet from the wall is good as well as the ones will be able to breathe nicely.The T1's will need a bit of toe-in as recommended by GE. The set up for the ones will be the opposite. The ones will be set to full range or large and then the crossover can be set at 80hz or what sounds best to you. I run my 2's full range and crossover my PSA XS30 at 80 hz as that is what sounded best to me. I liked 40 hz but found that i wanted the PSA XS30 to handle 80hz and below. Now i get that i might as well run them as small, but with full range/large i get much better detail.
I have heard the one's in a 2 channel set up, using a yamaha 2 channel amp. With no LFE run to it and only using speaker wire, the bass was enough to move my pant leg.
I have had the 2's since 2011 and love them. The one's are outstanding. I paired my 2's with PSA XS30 sub, to get the lower octaves. I tried them with LFE and prefer them with just speaker wire. The PSA XS30 handles the down low stuff. So "meshing" with your HSU won't be a problem.
I have Audyssey XT32 and calibrated initially with it to get phase, distance etc.
Having talked to Sandy, as he was nice enough to call me at home, i turned off all of my Audyssey settings. None are on any source, especially for music.
I recently picked up a radio shack SPL meter on ebay. I was astounded as to how off some of my settings were.
My recommendation is to use the YPAO in your Yamaha and then, if you don't already have one, get an SPL meter and tweak the One's once you get them.
I am astonished as to how much better my sound is. I brought my SPL meter over to my dad's and calibrated his Paradigm/Goldenear set up and the change is night and day.
I had the SS50C as my center before that. The SCXL is in one word....decadent. It handles a 40 hz crossover easily. And my front stage has never been more alive and dynamic. best test for it was using a few cd's that i know well and love....Chris Cornell Songbook, specifically As Hope and Promise Fade and Wide Awake. Sade..... Soldier of Love and Tori Amos.... Winter