Originally Posted by farsider3000
Big Procella fan here. I am slowly finishing my 350 ft^2 theater room with Procella speakers and working with Nyal Mellor here in the USA. I have just completed the baffle wall with P8 LCR and it already sounds incredibly dynamic using my Datasat LS10 / Parasound amplifiers and that is without any EQ or Dirac Live.
The new P6v is really nice looking. I am happy to see the new P6V design as I was thinking I would have to wrap fabric cloth over the existing P6V for use as side surround due to the more industrial look. Are there any changes to the speaker regarding the compression driver or woofer?
P5iw or P6iw for Atmos:
I have posed this question to Chuck Back and Nyal and while they both agree that the P5iw will be fine for my room I am still on the fence regarding whether the ability to set the crossover at 80Hz with the P6iw vs. setting the P5 at 90-100Hz will make any noticeable difference when in the middle of a huge action scene. My ceilings are 10ft high in front row and 9ft in second row. Any thoughts?
By the way Chuck Back is perhaps the most responsive corporate sales representative I have come across. It's very nice to see companies allowing access to personnel such as yourself and Chuck.
Thanks for the kind words, and yes, we do try to be available to our customers as much as possible, we are in this for the fun of great audio and home cinema to begin with, so happy to share the experience.
In your 350ft/sq room, (23 x 15 ish?) the P8 will do very well indeed. You are working with Nyall, so you will have decent room acoustics, which is key. Too much EQ in the processor (more than +/- 3dB at any frequency) is never a good thing, so try to avoid that, and room acoustics is key for this.
The P6V is identical to the previous one, it only got a cosmetic make-over. The P6/P6V has in fact NEVER been changed (drivers/electronics) since we first launched it, it was born perfect
Of course Nyall/Chuck are right: the P5/P5iW will be fine for your room, we used the P5 in a similar sized room as yours at our very(!) successful #ISE2017
demo room in Amsterdam just a few short weeks ago. So no issues there. (See photos on our FB page)
BUT... If Chuck still has the P6iW in stock, you may want to upgrade: yes lower crossover, yes identical voice/loudspeaker in all surrounds and Atmos, that would all be very nice. Chasing the last 5% here, but that is where the fun is. It all depends on what Chuck has available in terms of units, they are running out. At some point we will have a new P6iW coming back again, but that is at least a year away. I'd say call Nyall/Chuck and ask for the numbers in terms of availability and $$$