I'm coming from audioengine A5's and tried to switch to polk tsi200's I didnt like them at all. The bass was wolly and they were just nowhere close to the audioengine level of quality. I'm trying to get back to the level of wow that the audioengine had in terms of detail, clarity, etc.
I'm building a subwoofer that should be able to handle bass from 20-80, so thats not a huge deal. its centered around a titanic MKIII 10" kit from Dayton.
I have a marantz SR6007. For the next 8 months or so, i'll be in my parents house so this will be a near field setup because I have to have this in a combination bedroom/office. Think of this as a 2-person dorm room with only 1 person inside. Its about 10x20 but theres only one way to lay the room out, and its the "short way", so im in a corner with the longest wall directly in front and behind me.
Since the 6007 has adjustable crossover, the wooly bass of the polk has not been too big of an issue but my own sub is very boomy and peaky instead. I want this speaker to be able to hold its own down as low as possible and be a desktop. IE if it can play flat-ish down to 65, thats about where i'll set my crossover (round up). If it can only play flat down to 80, thats where the crossover gets set. I want the sub responsible for the least amount of stuff.
The idea is that i can then tell the marantz to bump up LFE channel just a tiny bit.
I have a mic also, and i have created various multichannel sweeps and such, so i can take measurements if you guys want. just instruct me as to which measurements you want/need (full range, crossover enabled, etc). I havent run audyssey yet because i figured id rather measure the whole system and get it stabilized first.
Also, the subwoofer placement is a little bit fluid. I can post pictures.
The speakers will be used near field for now. 3 feet from my head for front left/right. 2 feet for center. Rear right is 4-5 feet, rear right is 7-8 feet.
Please dont comment on my room situation. I know its not ideal. I make the most of what i have. It will only sound better as i move up to better locations. Im worried mostly about 2.0 for now.
Polks were purchased because i thought this room could be used length wise with pioneers as fronts. i was mistaken and the it was a bad idea to cheap out on the polks. Now im trying to rectify that.