Originally Posted by Mikeclough24
howzz1854 - Ok thanks! What do you mean by full range speakers? the front L/R have close to 6 inch drivers and both sound very close to my center channel which has two 5 inch drivers.. one more thing is what should i put my sub db at when running mcacc? also you like THX cinema more than just the auto DTS/DD etc?
Full range means if your main speakers can produce close to 20hz-20khz. Most speakers have no problem going beyond 20khz, but have trouble reaching as low as 20hz. If your woofer is 6 inch, I am willing to take a guess that it'll go down to as low as around 40-45hz only. That means any bass lower than that will not be produced by the speaker. For example My mains have dual 8 inch woofers and they can only go as low as 38hz. I choose to set my mains to Large because I listen to my music in stereo and for personal choice I don't want I introduce the sub into the mix when I listen to music.
And yes. Auto mcacc will create all three calibration results for you to compare it to. I personally like my setup as Front Align because I really like my mains and I want all the speakers to calibrate and eq to that characteristic, which is also really helpful if you have a particular thin and bright center.
basically all this calibration is so that you have a set of home speakers that all sonically match in frequency response, so they blend together better. so when you watch a movie or music, not one speaker will stick out like a sore thumb. a well calibrated setup should have sounds blend from one speaker to another seamlessly without the user being able to localize it.
Thx cinema is just my personal favorite. It takes the original auto surround and add a bit of THX proprietary filter into the mix to create a broader and more powerful movie experience. But that's just personal taste.Edited by howzz1854 - 3/27/13 at 2:15pm