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If your objective is to measure a speaker without the bass contribution of the sub, then yes, set it to Large.
Do I need to dissable the sub in my AVR setup (under speaker configuration, set the subs to NONE)?
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You can use HDMI4 to isolate the subs for measuring, but be aware that the sub LFE channel has a 10dB boost.
This is only used when I want to measure my sub alone?

Sorry if those are dumb questions. Just want to make sure I understand it correctly.
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Do I need to dissable the sub in my AVR setup (under speaker configuration, set the subs to NONE)?
This is only used when I want to measure my sub alone?

Sorry if those are dumb questions. Just want to make sure I understand it correctly.
If the speaker is set to Large, then no bass is re-directed to the sub, so there is no need to take further action--the sub will be quiet.

And yes, output to HDMI4 sends a signal to the sub only.
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So I went down to the local builders place today and had a look around for some rock wool. They just had the one type, the rolls and they didnt know the density although judging by the RW I've seen online, this roll isn't too dense. Bought 1 roll just to give it a shot, put it in the corners either side of the screen, but didnt make too much of a difference, quite a few areas would need to be done. I might order some of the Rockwool panels/sections recommended on various sites. Will have to get it online. With regards to the roll it might do for behind the screen, if you have a look at the image below you can see there is quite a bit of space behind the screen. That may be contributing to the issue. Would I get away with filling just the open area? i.e. Leave the space but fill the opening with the rockwool, or should I just pack the hole thing with it? (Pic is a bit blurry, mid build and there is wood panels over the front just leaving the opening in the middle)

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The reason I want to measure each sub individually is to see its FR and how adding another one would help with FR due to room mode. Also I am curious how one could optmize sub placement if having more than one sub.
That's a complicated thing. But it boils down to following Welti's or Geddes' recommendations.
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Bought 1 roll just to give it a shot, put it in the corners either side of the screen, but didnt make too much of a difference, ... Would I get away with filling just the open area? i.e. Leave the space but fill the opening with the rockwool, or should I just pack the hole thing with it?
Did you remove it from its packaging or at least slit it open? In the package it won't do much.

I think filling the area would work but you'll probably get better advice on the Acoustical Treatment Master Thread.
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Quick question for you on near field sub placement to the Main Listening Position (MLP).

What is the minimum crossover frequency between the satellites and and subs to eliminate sub localization issues? THX recommends 80Hz and DonH50 participated in an group test on sub localization. From memory, DonH50 said that:

(1) Below 60Hz, no one in the test group was able to localize the sub;
(2) At 80Hz, the vast majority of the test group wasn't able to localize the sub;
(3) Above 100Hz, a greater portion of the test group were able to localize the sub.

Believe DonH50 had the paper published in AES. With your suggestion of the driver being less than 2' away from the listener's ears, wondering what is the appropriate crossover frequency?

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This is my first dyno pull of my Klipsch RW12,soon to be a Marty Cube.

The umik-1 was easy to fire up and get a base measurement.
I was quickly asked to stop making noise,so as much as I would like to tinker all night I'll have to wait until the house is empty.
In the meantime I have lots of reading to do on the subject.
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Did you remove it from its packaging or at least slit it open? In the package it won't do much.

I think filling the area would work but you'll probably get better advice on the Acoustical Treatment Master Thread.
Yeah will ask in there, cheers Artur. Had it out of the packaging. Going through all this really explains why I had the issues I had. Its funny how acoustics of the room is something people often neglect or dont know about! (Including myself til now)
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Markus,

Quick question for you on near field sub placement to the Main Listening Position (MLP).

What is the minimum crossover frequency between the satellites and and subs to eliminate sub localization issues? THX recommends 80Hz and DonH50 participated in an group test on sub localization. From memory, DonH50 said that:

(1) Below 60Hz, no one in the test group was able to localize the sub;
(2) At 80Hz, the vast majority of the test group wasn't able to localize the sub;
(3) Above 100Hz, a greater portion of the test group were able to localize the sub.

Believe DonH50 had the paper published in AES. With your suggestion of the driver being less than 2' away from the listener's ears, wondering what is the appropriate crossover frequency?

Thanks.
There's a tradeoff between localizability and bass quality. I've chosen quality and have my crossover set to 100Hz. But I do use Dirac Live's target editor to create a steep fall-off one octave below and above (R and SW):

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So I went down to the local builders place today and had a look around for some rock wool. They just had the one type, the rolls and they didnt know the density although judging by the RW I've seen online, this roll isn't too dense. Bought 1 roll just to give it a shot, put it in the corners either side of the screen, but didnt make too much of a difference, quite a few areas would need to be done. I might order some of the Rockwool panels/sections recommended on various sites. Will have to get it online. With regards to the roll it might do for behind the screen, if you have a look at the image below you can see there is quite a bit of space behind the screen. That may be contributing to the issue. Would I get away with filling just the open area? i.e. Leave the space but fill the opening with the rockwool, or should I just pack the hole thing with it? (Pic is a bit blurry, mid build and there is wood panels over the front just leaving the opening in the middle)
Yep, fill the whole thing with fluffy mineral wool. Especially the corner on the right.

Get the mineral wool out of the packaging if it's really tightly packaged. If the packaging is just loosely covering the fiberglass it will still work but will reflect higher frequencies which can be desirable under some circumstances.

Make sure to wear a mask when handling fiber glass. You don't want to have those fibers in your lungs. Don't forget to mount some kind of trickle protection in front of the whole thing to prevent fibers from escaping into the room.

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Yep, fill the whole thing with fluffy mineral wool. Especially the corner on the right.

Get the mineral wool out of the packaging if it's really tightly packaged. If the packaging is just loosely covering the fiberglass it will still work but will reflect higher frequencies which can be desirable under some circumstances.

Make sure to wear a mask when handling fiber glass. You don't want to have those fibers in your lungs. Don't forget to mount some kind of trickle protection in front of the whole thing to prevent fibers from escaping into the room.
Would the roll type be good enough for that? It would'nt be that dense, but then again filling that space it would be quite thick. When you said especially the right, did you mean the right behind the screen or where the av gear is?
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What's the flow resistivity of that fiber glass?

I've meant the right corner where the gear is. As said before I would soffit mount the speakers in there. If you need to keep the gear at the front then mount it down low at the floor.

I would suggest to move this discussion to a more appropriate thread.

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What's the flow resistivity of that fiber glass?

I've meant the right corner where the gear is. As said before I would soffit mount the speakers in there. If you need to keep the gear at the front then mount it down low at the floor.

I would suggest to move this discussion to a more appropriate thread.
Yeah I was just going to say the same Markus, I've already posted in the acoustic treatment thread, dont want to keep dragging this thread off topic. Cheers for the advice!
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I was quickly asked to stop making noise,so as much as I would like to tinker all night I'll have to wait until the house is empty.
Yeah, that's happened once or twice around here.

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That's a complicated thing. But it boils down to following Welti's or Geddes' recommendations.
Could you be more specific? What are Welti's or Geddes' recommendations? Or could you point me to their threads?
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Yeah, that's happened once or twice around here.

Have fun.
I either ask them to go get a burger while I work or I wait until they have things to do.

I really feel for the dogs, though....
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Could you be more specific? What are Welti's or Geddes' recommendations? Or could you point me to their threads?
We've talked about these methods in this thread (search is your friend, I hope) and there are other AVS threads with info.

Here are some links to get you started.

Harman/Welti PPT
Geddes PPT
Article on Geddes
I hate videos but there's one on youtube with geddes. If I include the link it embeds it so I didn't
Search over AVS. Lots of threads.
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REW can add sub placements together to simulate you have 2 subwoofers, I've done it. I posted in HTS and John helped me a few years back.
(Hard to find that on a iPhone)

If your room is pretty symmetrical and rectangular then a good starting point for multiple subs beyond the mid points/corners is the 1/4 from wall point.


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I either ask them to go get a burger while I work or I wait until they have things to do.

I really feel for the dogs, though....
I may implement a random firedrill to the household for safety...
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How do you guys feel about using RTA and pink noise to find correct speaker, MLP, and sub placements? It would be so much quicker.
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Different rules apply for picking the best spot for sub, speaker and listening position. Measurement technique to verify that you've reached your goals is secondary.

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But as an alternative to "move a little, measure, move a little, measure"... Can't we use some form of RTA + pink noise and put it up on the TV to speed up the process? Real time feedback. Or are there limitations that I'm not aware of. I'm just thinking out loud, but I might play with this.
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There's a tradeoff between localizability and bass quality. I've chosen quality and have my crossover set to 100Hz. But I do use Dirac Live's target editor to create a steep fall-off one octave below and above (R and SW):

Can you please elaborate on the strategy and reasoning behind setting your curve that way? Thanks.
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