So I got some SM65s, and I wanted advice about imaging vs. my PM 800s.
When I had the PM800s, even sitting off-axis (where, unfortunately, the majority of my seats are), 2-channel stuff sounded naturally "centered" on the screen. With the SM65s separation is really apparent, except in the sweet spot--it's actually really odd the way that moving around even a foot or so out of the sweet spot, the imaging immediately changes (which wasn't the case with the PM800s, at least as obviously to me). At the same time, when playing multi-channel (Battle Los Angeles was the last BD I watched), I've found that the front soundstage is nearly seamless, even off-axis.
I have the SM65s in nearly the same place as I had the PM800s (though obviously they are a much larger speaker) and toed in about the same amount. Should I even be attempting to better integrate the stereo soundstage, or is it better to leave it alone if I don't notice the separation in multi-channel stuff?
So you know: I'll probably play around with these this weekend, but wondered if anyone else owned these and had tips for imaging.
Thanks in advance!
Former 35mm and Digital Projectionist @ Regal Cinemas
Currently watching on: BenQ W1070, 82" 1.0 Gain Screen, PS3, with Yamaha RX-V473, SVS PB-1000, a Def Tech CS-8040HD, 2 SM65 for L/R, and 2 PM 800s for surrounds.