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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-26-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By craig john
Although you fixed the problem by doing the...

Although you fixed the problem by doing the "right" thing, your diagnosis of the problem is all wrong...

If your subs volume controls are set too low, the receiver has to send them too strong a...
Forum: Speakers   11-25-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By craig john
Thank you for posting that. I haven't been in...

Thank you for posting that. I haven't been in the Audyssey thread, or reviewed the FAQ for quite some time. Clearly I need to catch up. I've been using XT32 since 2010 and I remember the...
Forum: Speakers   11-24-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By craig john
Do you have some reference that verifies this? I...

Do you have some reference that verifies this? I am not familiar with this philosophical change for Audyssey. I specifically asked Chris K. about these issues when I went from XT to XT32, and was...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-24-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 730
Posted By craig john
We get our directional cues from the overtones...

We get our directional cues from the overtones exclusively. The fundamentals, if they're below 80 Hz, contribute nothing to our directional cues.


Of course you'll hear the basses on the...
Forum: Speakers   11-24-2014, 05:59 PM
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Posted By craig john
I'm pretty sure all versions of Audyssey stop...

I'm pretty sure all versions of Audyssey stop EQing above Schroeder other than setting a target curve. The resolution increases with increasing "levels" of Audyssey, but the EQ philosophy doesn't...
Forum: Speakers   11-24-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By craig john
Audyssey EQ's the bass in the frequency and time...

Audyssey EQ's the bass in the frequency and time domains in the modal range, up to about 300 to 500 Hz. Above that, it doesn't perform EQ so much as it sets a target curve. The target curve is a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-24-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 730
Posted By craig john
When I read this the other day, I kinda raised an...

When I read this the other day, I kinda raised an eyebrow, but didn't really give it much thought. But as I was driving home today, I remembered it and realized that there are 2 flaws in the logic...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By craig john
That's a very odd comment coming from you. ...

That's a very odd comment coming from you. :confused:

Craig
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-23-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By craig john
You don't want to "average" the two responses,...

You don't want to "average" the two responses, you want to ADD them. The response with 2 subs should always be higher than either response independently.



Does REW have a feature where the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 730
Posted By craig john
Hi Ian, Thanks for joining the thread and...

Hi Ian,

Thanks for joining the thread and providing that info.

Your website shows the response of the EP800 as +/- 3 dB from 12 Hz - 150 Hz, with 114 dB anechoic output capability. This...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-20-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 730
Posted By craig john
Shoot me a PM after Thanksgiving and we'll set...

Shoot me a PM after Thanksgiving and we'll set something up.

Craig
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-20-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 730
Posted By craig john
If you would like to hear a system comprised of 3...

If you would like to hear a system comprised of 3 Submersives, and you don't mind driving an hour or so, I'm in Lancaster. You're welcome to visit. You can view my system in the link in my...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   11-19-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 58,154
Posted By craig john
I'm really glad you're enjoying it so much. I...

I'm really glad you're enjoying it so much. I think the biggest improvement we made was to allow the system to be turned up higher than you were running it. At -12, you are still within the safe...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   11-19-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 58,154
Posted By craig john
If your system is playing and you can hear some...

If your system is playing and you can hear some SPL, but the SPL meter only says "Lo", there likely something wrong with the SPL meter. :)



The SMS-1 tweak was to correct a dip I found just...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-18-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,366
Posted By craig john
LOL!!! I almost spit wine on my keyboard!!! ...

LOL!!! I almost spit wine on my keyboard!!!

Craig
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-18-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By craig john
What cues would lead one to believe Audyssey has...

What cues would lead one to believe Audyssey has set the "wrong parameters" of speaker levels relative to one another? The levels are set based on the 1st measurement position of the Audyssey mic. ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-18-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By craig john
In addition to playing with the phase, I suggest...

In addition to playing with the phase, I suggest you play with the different tunings, EQ's and Q' settings of the Hsu sub. At first glance, one would think a sealed alignment would work best with...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-18-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 742
Posted By craig john
I would like to answer your question from a...

I would like to answer your question from a slightly different angle than some of the other posters in your thread.

You are correct that we don't often discuss "sound quality" as it relates to...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   11-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 58,154
Posted By craig john
Hi Mike, I just got home from work and saw...

Hi Mike,

I just got home from work and saw this. I'm too tired to put up much of a post right now, but I'll get back here in the next day or two and post some of my thoughts.

In the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-17-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19,015
Views: 1,200,965
Posted By craig john
How'd that work out for ya? :grin: ...

How'd that work out for ya?

:grin:

Craig
Forum: Speakers   11-17-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 19,556
Posted By craig john
Does it have a 2-channel track?

Does it have a 2-channel track?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By craig john
http://www.thx.com/files/2009/12/7-1-speaker-setup...

http://www.thx.com/files/2009/12/7-1-speaker-setup-400x300.jpg

Note that the THX rear surround speaker placements in the diagram above is ONLY for use with THX's proprietary ASA processing, and...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 21,533
Posted By craig john
You'll only get 2-channel output, no LFE channel....

You'll only get 2-channel output, no LFE channel.


If the Roku and/or HTPC have HDMI outputs, and the Oppo has HDMI inputs, you run the Roku/HTPC via HDMI into the Oppo and then proceed to use...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-09-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,136
Posted By craig john
I've seen you state this before. However, here's...

I've seen you state this before. However, here's Mark's response to this:



So, the fact that the 2 subs use drivers that are "based on" the same basic design is not as consequential as you...
Forum: Speakers   11-09-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26,057
Views: 1,122,435
Posted By craig john
Here's a viewing distance calculator:...

Here's a viewing distance calculator: http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html
14' for 120" screen is fine.


The speakers and the room are a "system." Design them...
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