I'm pretty sure my 4x RS-64 surrounds are cancelling each other out. I calibrated them to 75dB using a level meter, and they are perfectly positioned to THX standards. If I listen to something in all channel stereo, I can't hear the rear surrounds at all in the main listening position, only the fronts/side surrounds. If I walk behind the sofa they are playing at the same volume as everything else, but as I move only a couple feet away the sound from them completely vanishes, almost immediately, and I hear only the sides/fronts again. The only thing I know to cause such a problem is speakers cancelling each other out.
- This is the only other person I could find having the same issue. He ended up completely removing his 7.1 setup and going back to 5.1. Is there really no other solution here? My guess is because they fire in two directions, the side and backs fire directly at each other and cause them to cancel out. If this is a thing why wouldn't Klipsch warn people not to use 4 of these in 7.1?
Is there anything else I can try? Already double checked the wiring.
Originally Posted by HYPURR DBL NKL
Clarity question. I have the Denon X3300W, with the RF-62 II L and R mains, RC-62 II center and R-15M's as surrounds. My question is this, at lower volumes the clarity in dialog and front sound stage sound is amazing, at higher volumes, approx -25db and up it seems to loose some clarity in dialog, not distorting, just not as clear and articulate as it is at the lower volume. Is this normal, to lose some clarity at higher volumes. It still sounds great, just not as clear as lower volumes do.
High volumes needs room treatment as echos and decay get more and more severe in any modern room. -25dB is still fairly quiet in my opinion, I can't imagine why you'd be having clarity issues that low. I notice no distortion on my RF-7 at even +10dB. Higher end than your setup, but I also have a pair of RF-82s which also are fine at +10dB. The RF-62s can't be much worse. It's honestly the opposite for me in a treated room, the louder the better it sounds.
If -25dB sounds loud to you, I'd imagine your in a super bright room with hardwood floors and/or very little furniture to absorb sound. Klipsch horns hate rooms like that, they really come to life when you cover 30-40% of the walls/ceiling with acoustic panels. My guess is it's your room, layout, or EQ.