Originally Posted by AutoXRacer
I have another question for you...
I auditioned a set of Definitive Technology speakers (BP-8060ST, CS-8040HD, SR-8040BP) and I was so surprised at their clarity while listening to a Blueray movie...but did not care for their music sound compared to the B&W 683s.
Can you compare your Forte and VGT...?
What would be the differences between the Forte and the VGT?
Sure so since the VGT is a larger speaker with an extra bass driver it gives you more bass extension, a fuller midrange, wider soundstage and it gives you the ability to fill a larger room. It's also 2 dB more sensitive than the VFT so you get more overall output from it at a given amount of power.
The way I think about it if you are doing a good amount of music or your room is large then moving up to the VFT to the VGT will probably be well worth it. For folks that are doing mostly home theater in medium or small room, say 15X20 or less, then the VFT should do a great job.
Originally Posted by eliasmavs99
New member to the club here. Thanks to Jason for an expeditious and easy order. I picked up the 5T Hybrid system while it was on sale. The speakers are breaking in as we speak and I'm looking for help from the experts regarding the following:
Receiver is Onkyo-809
1) What is the best way to setup the surround L&R? Furniture does not allow room setup to change so I'm stuck with the right side of the room being completely open. Pictures show front, left, right. My thoughts are to either mount them on the back wall or from the ceiling at a down angle.
2) Any recommendations on sub placement? I have yet to experiment, but wouldn't mind your thoughts since I want to maximize the bass from the 8A. Right now I have to turn it all the way up to get it to my liking.
3) My sub sinks into the carpet a bit. Is this enough clearance. It measures just under an inch.
Thanks in advance. Please share any thoughts or recommendations.
In a room like that you really have three options for the surrounds: stands, wall mount to the back wall or ceiling mount. Stands to the sides will give you the best sound, but can be kind of obtrusive. Wall mounting to the back wall should give you better sound than a ceiling mount since you can usually direct the sound toward your listening position a little better. If you do go with that option then I recommend wall mounting them just wider than your couch by a few inches on each side and at a height of four to five feet off the ground.
The placement of the sub now looks good, one thing you might check out is the channel level for it in your receiver, sometimes the auto set up will set it too low. If all the other channel levels are positive and it is in the negative I recommend boosting the sub channel level up to +3-+5 dB.
If that doesn't help you can move it closer to the corner at the left side of the front of the room. The corner walls will reinforce its output, but the danger is that the sub will become boomy and overload the room, so you may have to experiment with just how close to that corner you place it.
That does look a little close to the floor, if it were me I'd get some of those round floor protectors that are made to go under furniture and put the feet on them to keep the spikes from sinking into the carpet as much.
I hope that helps but let me know if either of you still have questions, thanks!