Originally Posted by djseto
I got my 700 setup and I'd like some feedback on the attached ARC results (music is the 3 channel capture). I've also included a picture so of my theater layout so you guys have an idea of the layout. It's a lofted area so it's open on one side to my second floor. Any feedback is much appreciated.
L/R: B&W 804s
C: B&W HTM4
Surround:B&W CWM652 (in-wall)
Sub: Velodyne SPLR-1200 sub (has it's own room EQ that can't be turned off)
**EDIT** I have no idea why the pics are upside down. They are right side up on my Mac. Also Dolby Volume was auto set to Low. I changed it to off. Should I have left it at low?
Originally Posted by djseto
Added pics of the layout. Again..sorry they are upside down..they don't look that way on my computer
Originally Posted by Tigger!
First, no worries about the upside down pics... I have a laptop, so I just tuned it upside down
Your pics of the room are very helpful... they actually confirmed my first though when I looked at your graphs... your front right is trapped in a corner really close to the walls. Looking at the pics, I'm not sure there is much you can do with your current subs placement. IF you had more room, I would have suggested that you move the Front right further away from the walls. That being said, ARC has mostly done a nice job of correcting for all of the excessive boundary gain on the right front speaker.
As for the surrounds... the left surround could use some more boundary gain, but given it is fixed in the wall, clearly not an option. Again, ARC has done a nice job of helping to fill what is missing, so no worries.
The center looks pretty good as is. If it is not flush with the front of the table it is on (or even with the grill slightly hanging over the front), you could try pulling it forward slightly to see if that helps smooth out those dips you have at around 120Hz and 220Hz.
The place I would really focus is the sub. First off, the subs level is WAY
to high. I'm guessing it should almost be turned down 50% from where it is now. Is it at max volume at the moment?
Also, it looks like you may have a crossover or low pass filter engaged on the sub. Set all crossovers and low pass filters to bypass, if possible, or as high as they will go (probably like 180Hz?).
You may need to try a few different possitions with your sub as well. You can use Quick Measure to help you. You want to try and get the 30-50Hz hill to settle a little more and get the 120 (and a bit at 60) to come up.
Feel free to post a pic of the controls on the sub if you want us to take a look at them to help out.
+1 on everything Tigger said, and to add just a little to it.
1) From looking at your pictures, it looks like your center is not pulled to the very front of the stand. So as Tigger suggested, pull your center to the very front of the stand. It's ok if the grill is hanging over the stand a little. By pulling the center to the very front of the stand, you are preventing reflections from bouncing off of the stand.
2) Also, as Tigger pointed out, If you have any crossovers or low pass filters engaged on your sub, you should disable them and rerun ARC. However, if that's not the case, then I would suggest moving your sub to the other side of the stand so that it's between your center and LF. I'm wondering if the the end of the L-Shape Couch may be causing you some issues with your sub's higher frequencies. It looks like your sub may have a little bit more breathing room if you move it on the other side. When it comes to the low frequencies, inches can make a big difference.
3) If you move your sub to the other side, this frees up some space for you which will allow you to move your RF out of the corner a little. So, what I would suggest is that once/if you move your sub to the other side, move your RF in away from the corner.
4) If possible, also pull your front main speakers forward a little. The goal here is to try to create a small arc amongst your center and front speakers. This will also allow you to get your mains slightly in front of the stand which is what I would recommend if you space allows.
If space doesn't allow for my suggestions, then no worries. What you have now looks good; but, like Tigger suggested, if you can play around with the sub, that would be more important than the other things that I suggested. However, if you can do everything that Tigger and I have suggested, then that will be even better.
I hope this was helpful, and please report back with your feedback.