Been a while since my last post (#392) so I thought an update was in order.
After getting the spankin' new 1910 sorted, I decided the speakers needed
the be addressed.
Front Surround Speakers Optimus PRO-7AV
Center Channel Speaker Sony SS-CN40
Rear Surround Speakers Sony SS-SR15
Active Sub Woofer Sony SA-WM200
I know, pretty lame 5. set.
So I was thinking a Def Tech ProCinema 600 set might just fit the budget.
However, while plowing thru the Def Tech 600/800/1000 thread, I sucumbed to the "bad influence" of those upgrade junkies who hang there.
So, after some effort working the EB auctions, I put together the following used for ~500.
Front Surround Speakers Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350
Center Channel Speaker Definitive Technology ProCenter C2
Rear Surround Speakers Definitive Technology BP 1.2X
Still running the Sony Sub.
With everything installed, finally, I was ready to set up speakers.
A first quick pass with an analog RS SPL meter and I thought things were sounding pretty good.
Then I ran a MultEQ setup (Thanks Batpig and giomania).
First, set the Sub crossover all the way to max (200Hz) to get it out of the way. Second, set the Sub volume to 12:00 (mid point).
After the first pass at mic position one, I ran calculate and checked the levels.
The Sub was at the bottom rail (-12dB) so I backed the volume to about 10:00 and that pulled the sub up to -7dB.
I then ran all 6 positions starting at the "sweet spot":
5 4 6
2 1 3
Then after calculating and storing all the distances and levels looked reasonable:
Speaker Config. Check
Front Sp. :Small
Center Sp. :Small
Surround Sp. :Small
Front L :8.9ft
Front R :9.0ft
Surround L :4.9ft
Surround R :5.7ft
Channel Level Check
Front L :-3.5dB
Front R :-5.0dB
Surround R :-4.5dB
Surround L :-7.0dB
Crossover Freq. Check
Alright, enough of this techno-nattering, how does it SOUND?
First up, Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix. The big Wizard
battle at the end, I hear the voices actually echoing off the walls
through the surrounds.
Next, The Stones Shine A Light. Mick struts out and I hear Woo Woooo
from the fronts answered from the surrounds by the audience WOO WOOOO.
It is like I was right there.
Bottom line, IT SOUNDS FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!
Sorry for the long winded post, but I wanted to send a well deserved
thanks to all the good folks who regularly post here at AVS. You have
saved me much time and agravation. Much appreciated.
Now, about that left over Sony Sub? Where was that link to that DIY article for SonoTube Sub construction?