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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 233
Posted By Alan P
Why do you need two entrance doors in the rear? ...

Why do you need two entrance doors in the rear?

I know, I know...I'll just leave it alone now. :D
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 480,801
Posted By Alan P
Yup. :) Here's an awesome article on the...

Yup. :)

Here's an awesome article on the subject over at HT Shack from the resident guru, Wayne:
...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 842
Posted By Alan P
No. Better to only pay for the features you...

No.

Better to only pay for the features you are going to use now.

:D
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 233
Posted By Alan P
I see that you pretty much built your theater...

I see that you pretty much built your theater from scratch.

Should have came to AVS for advice before you did that. ;)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 233
Posted By Alan P
You asked what you were missing....I was just...

You asked what you were missing....I was just trying to answer your question.




I've have changed subs since then and have a much better response now at the MLP. ;)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 01:56 PM
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Views: 480,801
Posted By Alan P
Probably not. :D

Probably not. :D
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Alan P
To expand a bit on my earlier post - if you would...

To expand a bit on my earlier post - if you would like to find out exactly where you should set your crossover for your speakers in your room - measure (separately) the FR, FL, CC with speakers set...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21,503
Views: 840,443
Posted By Alan P
^^^ You should have got some video of that,...

^^^

You should have got some video of that, I would have liked to have seen that. :D
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 233
Posted By Alan P
Here is a graph that compares my "all 4 subs in...

Here is a graph that compares my "all 4 subs in front" with "2 up front, 2 in back".

Not much difference besides the 60hz dip going away, but subjectively it sounds much better. Tighter, less...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 233
Posted By Alan P
Hey, I had a 60hz dip that looked almost exactly...

Hey, I had a 60hz dip that looked almost exactly like that. Y'know what fixed it? Moving 2 subs to the back of the room. ;)

Seriously, you've got almost $8K worth of subs in your (very nice)...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By Alan P
Great suggestions already. I just have one...

Great suggestions already. I just have one question; is the bass a lot stronger in other parts of the room (get up and walk around while playing some bass heavy music)?

If so, you may be sitting...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By Alan P
Yeah, WTF?? I can only assume he's planning a...

Yeah, WTF?? I can only assume he's planning a speaker/sub upgrade in the near future. ;)


To the OP, here is my dual sub setup procedure with Audyssey:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By Alan P
Depends on what are you trying to accomplish. ...

Depends on what are you trying to accomplish.

Are you trying to find out if your sub is defective, or are you trying to find out it's in-room response characteristics?

If the former, you should...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 842
Posted By Alan P
Willing to upgrade the AVR?? Have you tried...

Willing to upgrade the AVR??

Have you tried the sub distance tweak (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Audyssey%20Sub%20Distance%20Tweak%20Procedure%20Oct%202013.pdf) to see if you can...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 541
Posted By Alan P
I remember paying $250 for the box set of the...

I remember paying $250 for the box set of the first 3 Star Wars films on LD. :eek:
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 842
Posted By Alan P
Plasma, To say you have an "unconventional"...

Plasma,

To say you have an "unconventional" room/listening position is an understatement for sure...but I admire your efforts to try and get the most out of it. :D

First of all, stop measuring...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 480,801
Posted By Alan P
Anti-mode? What AVR are you using? Do you...

Anti-mode?

What AVR are you using? Do you have Audyssey? If so, what flavor? What sub(s)?

If you don't have an AVR with XT32, I would suggest that (as an upgrade in sound for the entire system)...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 541
Posted By Alan P
Well, that's what DVDs cost back when they were...

Well, that's what DVDs cost back when they were "mainstream" (15 years ago?). VHS movies when they were the only game in town....$30-$50 for a popular new release. And don't even get started on...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 480,801
Posted By Alan P
In order of importance (if this system is mainly...

In order of importance (if this system is mainly for movies):

C + sub (15-300Hz)
FL + sub (15-300Hz)
FR + sub (15-300Hz)


For tweaking the crossover region (overly all to find the best...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46,022
Views: 2,540,921
Posted By Alan P
If you haven't/can't run the auto calibration, at...

If you haven't/can't run the auto calibration, at the very least you need to set speaker distances (use a tape measure and measure the distance from each speaker to the MLP) and speaker trim levels...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-29-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 842
Posted By Alan P
The closer the sub to the MLP, the less it will...

The closer the sub to the MLP, the less it will interact with the room, the better the bass region's frequency response.

A.K.A. "Nearfield" placement.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Alan P
:eek: Nice! :D

:eek:

Nice!




:D
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 250
Posted By Alan P
The auto cal will set your speaker levels so they...

The auto cal will set your speaker levels so they are the same loudness at your MLP (Main Listening Position). It will also set the speaker distances so all the sound arrives at the MLP at the same...
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 250
Posted By Alan P
Well, don't want you to take this the wrong way,...

Well, don't want you to take this the wrong way, but coming on here and complaining about your speakers not sounding "balanced" before you ran the auto-cal was kind of putting the cart before the...
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 250
Posted By Alan P
Have you run the auto-calibration on the AVR??

Have you run the auto-calibration on the AVR??
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