Originally Posted by doublewing11
I was fortunate to hear PHC ie Proaudio Technology system at Definitive Audio in Seattle and Room Service in Beaverton, Oregon. I came very, very close to purchasing system, but in the end decided to go Triad due to listening levels and Triad being an Oregon company.
Proaudiotech Tech with DSP amps which bi-amp speakers are really easy to deal with if a local calibrator is available or if you are a tweaker.
Yes there would be a local calibrator. But I don't want to be dependant on anyone. I want to be able to tweak and have various presets like an EQ for when I am the only one in the theater in the MLP and an EQ when there are people next to me and an EQ present when both rows are filled etc. I want to be able to play around with it if I change the furniture or move the MLP some - don't want to have to call someone back in etc.
I like the idea of using the 88A DSP with Dirac Live - is that not necessary then with the Pro Audio solution?
For true cinema sound at ear splitting levels, not too many commercial offerings can touch them for home theater! They were the only horns I even considered. Great system, but just too much for my 25.5 by 17 by 10.5 ft room.
Well, that's just it. I really have no interest in playing the speakers at ear splitting level - none (wow I can't believe I just wrote that). There was a time many years ago, yes, that would be key. But my hearing has been damaged from concerts and other loud music, and I am sensitive to it now and just don't enjoy it crazy loud. Loud-ish, yes. Crazy ear splitting loud - nah I can't do it. So with this in mind does that mean Triad Gold would be good. What about the platinums? Overkill or...? For reference my room is similar to yours but with smaller ceilings - I'm about 28' L x 18' W x 7.75' H.
To answer your original question, I use 6 Silver LCR's for surround and 3 Gold LCR's for front........and I might add, saved a lot of $$$ going this route and am happy with system.
It makes me a little weary having to be locked into Pro Techs amp if I go in that direction. I like that with Triad you can use whatever. I think for my listening tastes and style (more of a video guy than an audio guy) the Triad would be a clearer, more simplistic solution that may come "close enough" to what I'd get with something like the Pro Audio.
Are there any other speakers I may want to consider besides the Triad line?
I learned very fast, great speakers that are flat across FR in a well treated acoustically designed room can play at same quality levels as a big boy system like Proaudiotech Technology system.
In the end, room plays the biggest role in what we hear.......great speakers help too.
Yes I will definitely be investing in acoustical treatments and having a professional plan and carry out the implementation of that.