Thank your for infortative comment.
My room is mancave style, quite symmetrical, only a straight sofa, and two small pedestal lamp tables. I listen at a distance of 13.5 feet. I suppose the lopsided effect comes from the right rear of the room being open to a long hallway.I should add that the improvement after calibration was jaw-dropping, especially in the bass region.
All in stereo mode only This, despite the builder's claims as to "perfect bass response". See here: http://tektondesign.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/tekton-lore-perfect-bass/
Leads me to believe that room signatures are not anechoic chamber, and play a much bigger role, then I ever thought possible. I also use a free download program, Audacity
. I sometimes use the test-tone generator function to balance my identical twin subs, being that plain vanilla mcacc does not do sub calibration so well. While moving around to different points in the listening room, it is astonishing how some tones almost disappear in some spots, while others are amplified.
Lived in the same house for 24 years. Had Bose 901's (early 1970's
), Huge Mitsubishi 3-ways, small maggies, big maggies, with and without sub. Snell monitors with Dahlquist DQ-10 passive crossovers with D-quist sub, Polk SDA-SRS (refrigerators), and finally, VMPS Supertowers.(even larger refrigerators) All of this before the day of MCACC, or similar. Makes you wonder about what we do, or why we do it,, searching for Nirvana... Went on a hifi hiatus after '96. Enticed by surround sound, around '02, started to assemble a modest surround system, based on a Pio VSX-915, in a very modest abode. Used MCACC for the first time--not paying much attention to any fine-tuning. Sounded great--what could be wrong with that? Now, back in a decent place for 4 years, the bug got me again.
The love-affair with the tektons has not been without pain. Do not wish to address that here--go search the other threads to see my opinions--(none of which say a single word against my love for their sound)
Seeing where you are hailing from--makes me remember going to a hifi show in Santa Monica, CA around the late '80's, and hearing my first pair of Energy skrs. Much later on, I learned about the Candadian Research Council--and the ultra hi tech facilities made available to your fellow countryman speaker designers/builders. Something magical was happening there in your part of the world, as a result of those facilities. Please do tell me about your favorites, coming out of that research facility--
I like very loud
, efficient, 8 ohms, big, dynamic, able to bloom with an Integra ADM 2.1 (very honest 105 w/ch), and able to bring tears to my eyes in my old age. Bass not so much an issue--have twin C-Vega 12 in 300W servo subs. 75 pounds each, 3/4 hi-density MDF, die cast spiders, very rigid and light paper-cones. Quite fast. Upright style, but have them now down-firing. Built spiked racks for them--and, they are, in fact, my front main speaker stands. You can see them in my posted pics.