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So I did some tinkering. I set my F208s and C206 to 80hz and put the Ultra 120hz as close to what SVS suggested or least close. Given the size of the room and a recent convo w/ Doug from SVS, I turned the sub's volume from -7 to -3. I popped in Need For Speed to test it out. I got the response I was looking for, my wife said "holy cow turn it down". That's all I wanted to here! I went from what did I buy to you gotta check this out. I do still wanna throw a crawl in there as there is a lot of ground to cover. I also wanted to ask, being my room is so open, could that cause my center channel or even the towers to sound a bit tinney? I know the Revels are very transparent but I figure I'd ask. Also is there a way to test the health of the speakers every so often with some program? Like I'd previously mentioned, I felt like the midrange on the F208s weren't as flexy as I've seen on other speakers previously.
Ah the random questions of a newbie. Thanx to all
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So I did some tinkering. I set my F208s and C206 to 80hz and put the Ultra 120hz as close to what SVS suggested or least close. Given the size of the room and a recent convo w/ Doug from SVS, I turned the sub's volume from -7 to -3. I popped in Need For Speed to test it out. I got the response I was looking for, my wife said "holy cow turn it down". That's all I wanted to here! I went from what did I buy to you gotta check this out. I do still wanna throw a crawl in there as there is a lot of ground to cover. I also wanted to ask, being my room is so open, could that cause my center channel or even the towers to sound a bit tinney? I know the Revels are very transparent but I figure I'd ask. Also is there a way to test the health of the speakers every so often with some program? Like I'd previously mentioned, I felt like the midrange on the F208s weren't as flexy as I've seen on other speakers previously.
Ah the random questions of a newbie. Thanx to all
What AVR do you have? Can you run Audyssey? A lot of the times main speakers are not setup probably else the room can causes issues in the bass/mid bass. Mid bass is best produced closer to the listener which helps reduce room effects. I don't think there is anything wrong with crossing them over at 80hz if you have a good subwoofer. If it sounds good, keep it like that. If anything try moving the subwoofer into a few different spots. I've found that about 1/3 into the room work well for me.
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So I did some tinkering. I set my F208s and C206 to 80hz and put the Ultra 120hz as close to what SVS suggested or least close. Given the size of the room and a recent convo w/ Doug from SVS, I turned the sub's volume from -7 to -3. I popped in Need For Speed to test it out. I got the response I was looking for, my wife said "holy cow turn it down". That's all I wanted to here! I went from what did I buy to you gotta check this out. I do still wanna throw a crawl in there as there is a lot of ground to cover. I also wanted to ask, being my room is so open, could that cause my center channel or even the towers to sound a bit tinney? I know the Revels are very transparent but I figure I'd ask. Also is there a way to test the health of the speakers every so often with some program? Like I'd previously mentioned, I felt like the midrange on the F208s weren't as flexy as I've seen on other speakers previously.
Ah the random questions of a newbie. Thanx to all
Glad you were able to get the response you wanted. You can get a microphone and learn how to use the free app called Room EQ Wizard (REW). Measure the response of your system and save the graphs. You can use the saved graphs to compare to new measurements whenever you like. That should give you an indication if something has changed. Of course you'll have to take new measurements and save them every time you move your speakers or furniture around to get a new base measurement for comparison.
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