Originally Posted by saj2001ind
Hi Plex, I have been reading a lot of your posts here and got myself a procinema 800 set (procenter 1000 + 4 promonitor 800 + prosub 800)
I am so far happy with the sound quality I am geting with my denon 1912 which is UK version and has multeq XT,
the audyssey set the speakers crossed to 100, but I increased it to 120 and sometimes 150, first thing, what would you recommend as optimum crossover
now for music listening...is the PM800 sufficient to sound good with music or do I need to upgrade it to PM1000 ? I like to hear all details in music
my room size is not that much its around 350 sq feets, so getting a procenter 2000 + PM 1000 will be a overkill ?
kindly suggest if my system need any upgradation...thanks
First, great AVR and to also have the MultEQ XT on top is unreal
Please remind me, what is the age of your system, and have you played around with the number of calibration positions much? If I remember correctly you can do 8 positions.
The age thing is just to make sure you have enough hours in play time for the speakers to be fully broken in. Even though DT states 40-60 hrs to break in I stand by 100 hrs before they are truely streched out.
If you are getting 100 Hz XO than leave it there, it sounds like your 8's are getting to the max break in point or are almost there. i had my SM 450's drop from 120Hz when new down to 100 and finished at 80Hz.
I'm sitting at
mains = 80 Hz
Center = 100 Hz
rears = 80 Hz
Sub = 80Hz
I think play time will setttle your speakers but if you change positions of a chair or add even a small table, do the a calibration.
My 3808CI also has the MultEQ XT, and doing all positions was a bit trying at times, but I found a great enough change in XO's to warannt doing all 8.
As for room size and speaker size the 8's should do every well in that sized room and I don't think you'll hear the cost difference if you upgraded to the 1000/2000. Now, with the new SM's hitting the market you may be able to find someone selling the older SM350/450's. going from the 8's the the 350 would be a noticable sound difference and possibly worth keeping an eye out for that. IMHO the SM350/450 speakers give more detail to music than the PM's and are a better stand alone speaker if needed [if budget can't swing sub].