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Yes, 75dB is the standard. Set the SPL meter on C weighting and SLOW. Then set all speakers and subwoofers at 75dB from main listening position.

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Wow, Polk Audio speakers managed to bring me to a pretty fun place, I'm thinking those fun times were a season and now that season's gone.


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Wow, Polk Audio speakers managed to bring me to a pretty fun place, I'm thinking those fun times were a season and now that season's gone.


I met a lot of great personalities here so I wanted to take the time to say "farewell"
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Have recently got the FXiA6 surrounds for my HT.. Do these need to be placed outside on the wall or can they be placed in wall (atleast part of it cause my wife thinks they are huge.. lol). I want to get the best sound possible.. so looking for the some recommendations polkies.
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I'm active in several fields but new to HT, so finding this thread was great news.

Thanks for the answers received so far.

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Have recently got the FXiA6 surrounds for my HT.. Do these need to be placed outside on the wall or can they be placed in wall (atleast part of it cause my wife thinks they are huge.. lol). I want to get the best sound possible.. so looking for the some recommendations polkies.
They may be mounted either on the sides or on the back wall, but they should be several feet in from the adjacent wall. That will also affect how you set the Dipole/Bipole switch. There is an excellent diagram in the Polk docs that AFAIK is still available online. If you can't find it just let me know and I will try to find the PDF. I know I d/l'd a copy of it somewhere.

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Have recently got the FXiA6 surrounds for my HT.. Do these need to be placed outside on the wall or can they be placed in wall (atleast part of it cause my wife thinks they are huge.. lol). I want to get the best sound possible.. so looking for the some recommendations polkies.
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They need to be placed on the wall, not in-wall. For in-wall speakers you need to look at the in-wall RT series (90-RT, 70-RT and 620-RT) that are timbre matched with RTi series.

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/ho...ter/in-ceiling

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Can anyone here comment on mcacc wide speakers, right now I only want to use L/C/R and left wide right wide speakers but it seems to calibrate mcacc it forces me to connect surrounds before it will calibrate.. very annoying. Surely there is a way around this?

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They need to be placed on the wall, not in-wall. For in-wall speakers you need to look at the in-wall RT series (90-RT, 70-RT and 620-RT) that are timbre matched with RTi series.

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/ho...ter/in-ceiling
Those are in-ceiling speakers. Remember, rectangular speakers are for walls, round are for the ceiling .

If you decide on in ceiling surround speakers I highly recommend FX80RT (or LS) . They are designed for in ceiling surround duty as they have 2 tweeters for a defuse sound field.

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Yes, Tom. My mistake I was thinking in ceiling!!!

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No problem, Just don't let it happen again. Hahahahaha

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Can anyone here comment on mcacc wide speakers, right now I only want to use L/C/R and left wide right wide speakers but it seems to calibrate mcacc it forces me to connect surrounds before it will calibrate.. very annoying. Surely there is a way around this?
I do not believe there is a way around this form of calibration. MCACC will look for surrounds prior to calibrated heights or wides.
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Right now my crossover is set to 100 with my rti6's should I move that down to 80hz when I get my rti8's next week?

And really guys, you can still check back and help the newbies. I'm sure they'd all appreciate it. I know I will too.

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Right now my crossover is set to 100 with my rti6's should I move that down to 80hz when I get my rti8's next week?

And really guys, you can still check back and help the newbies. I'm sure they'd all appreciate it. I know I will too.
Did you set 100Hz manually or it was your receiver? I think 100Hz is too high for a RTi6. Ussualy Auddyssey set the crossover between 40Hz to 60Hz for the RTi6/RTiA3

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I had the crossover originally set at 80, where the MCACC put it but I pushed it to 100 to see if I would notice the shift from the speakers to the subs less.

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80Hz is the best for me. Whatever MCACC or Audyssey set you can go up but never down. So if MCACC set 80Hz then keep it.

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Right now my crossover is set to 100 with my rti6's should I move that down to 80hz when I get my rti8's next week?

And really guys, you can still check back and help the newbies. I'm sure they'd all appreciate it. I know I will too.
I would try 60hz to start. They have a really excellent bass response. If you feel that you are getting too much bass then try 80hz.

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Yes, 75dB is the standard. Set the SPL meter on C weighting and SLOW. Then set all speakers and subwoofers at 75dB from main listening position.
Thanks Enrico!

That is what I did, but with the dual subwoofers, I had to tweak them a bit to have a combined 75 dB read while playing both.

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I do not believe there is a way around this form of calibration. MCACC will look for surrounds prior to calibrated heights or wides.
Well I place side surrounds on the wall, wires showing But only way to have wide speakers. Guess I'll live with with for now.

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I would try 60hz to start. They have a really excellent bass response. If you feel that you are getting too much bass then try 80hz.
Suggest keeping both at the same xover otherwise you end up with a bloom in frequency response, and in addition have to think about phase issues as well as room modes. Easier to set one over @ 80 since your source material is using that.

Then use Direct or Stereo (if that adds in a sub) for music as needed.


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Thanks Enrico!

That is what I did, but with the dual subwoofers, I had to tweak them a bit to have a combined 75 dB read while playing both.

Still working on mine. CR, suggest you head to HT Shack and read some of the articles there. Specifically read about a "House Curve". I am working on getting my results dialed in and I am fairly sure I want one, just not sure what it looks like.

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Well I place side surrounds on the wall, wires showing But only way to have wide speakers. Guess I'll live with with for now.
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Anybody know of rear covers for in-ceiling rc60s? I tried to search this thread but it didnt give me much.

i was thinking about having a carpenter friend make me some as plan B
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Anybody know of rear covers for in-ceiling rc60s? I tried to search this thread but it didnt give me much.

i was thinking about having a carpenter friend make me some as plan B
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What is a "rear cover"?
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something to seal off the back from the attic?
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In-ceiling speakers are designed to work with an open back, so you won't find anything such a rear cover. If you want to protect the speakers from dust or from when you walk in the attic then you can build a box out of MDF.

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something to seal off the back from the attic?
It's best not to "seal" them off. They are designed to operate in open air. If you're worried about insulation, just set the box over the top of them.
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Still working on mine. CR, suggest you head to HT Shack and read some of the articles there. Specifically read about a "House Curve". I am working on getting my results dialed in and I am fairly sure I want one, just not sure what it looks like.
Will do!

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DSW 660wi with a7 or a9

I have the DSW 660wi, which is fantastic, and was wondering which speaker would be better to pair with it. Im willing to go with the a9's if I actually will hear a difference. I think my bass is cover with my sub. So i was wondering, paired with the sub should I go with the a7 or a9, it there a difference in the high or mids between the two or mostly bass?
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I have the DSW 660wi, which is fantastic, and was wondering which speaker would be better to pair with it. Im willing to go with the a9's if I actually will hear a difference. I think my bass is cover with my sub. So i was wondering, paired with the sub should I go with the a7 or a9, it there a difference in the high or mids between the two or mostly bass?
3db drop on that woofer is 25 hz... not that deep. Not downing it, I have two of em in my system. I believe if you are looking for some of the best music reproduction and dont mind a seperate amp the Lsi 15's are a good bet.They can be had cheap, and sound fantastic with the right power source. In relation to the a9 their 3 db crossover is the same at 30hz as is the a9.... the major difference being the better tweeters in the 15's. I havent answered your question per say, and may have thrown another wrinkle in the mix. For me I have almost as much fun researching and learning from opinions and stats as I do the use of what I listen to.... not to mention finding good buys on this equipment. Keep in mind, if your'e not perfectly happy with what you buy you can always sell, and try other avenues...
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I have the DSW 660wi, which is fantastic, and was wondering which speaker would be better to pair with it. Im willing to go with the a9's if I actually will hear a difference. I think my bass is cover with my sub. So i was wondering, paired with the sub should I go with the a7 or a9, it there a difference in the high or mids between the two or mostly bass?
the mids on the a9 are supposedly great. with a good sub the a5 is probably a better bet for a smaller speaker with good mid range.
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