Originally Posted by gamelover360
Anders Uggelberg of Procella dropped off my P15 today and fielded all my questions and then some. What a genuinely nice guy. Very passionate about sound. I will post some pics of the beast when I am not so tired. I think I am in Love. Not with Anders......with the P15.
I took some pics of the P15 in place. My memory card is acting up, so pics will come soon. But I finished an Audyssey Pro calibration after finding the best spot in the room ( I tried 8 spots over 2 nights), and then I calibrated using 12 mic positions.
The results are fantastic. The obvious improvement is the lowest frequencies, they really add texture, immersion, and detail to explosions and other effects that utilize the lowest frequencies. Different experience watching action movies. That was my main goal, and that was achieved in a quite obvious way (I listened to a rap mix and Ironman Blu ray).
But an unintended benefit is that the sub sounds flatter and thus it has disappeared to a new level. That has to do with the placement (front right corner), and I realize now that I had a bump at around 30hz and a dip around 50 hz where I had the P10 placed (and Audyssey simply didn't eradicate either one entirely). Now everything sounds just right and my attention was never once drawn to the sub, only to the movie. The P10 was a similar experience except with certain effects, where the frequency was exaggerated (around 30 hz), reminding you that you had a sub. It was neat moving the sub around the room and looking at the different frequency responses.
So the P15 has really impressed me, and also gave me a lot of respect for the former P10. The need to find a new spot for the big boy yielded a flatter curve before EQ...and that is always a good thing. I was worried that the sound quality may change going from a P10 to a P15, or the need to find a new place would make the sub stand out in some way....but neither was the case. Just more of a good thing going from a P10 to a P15, plus more output where I was desiring it.
This weekend comes the reference level tests with War of the Worlds and Hurt Locker....to see if the limit light comes on. Never did once with the P10's, so I am keeping fingers crossed that the same will hold true with the P15.
I haven't had the P15 above -20 yet, as the wife and kids are sleeping.