The last time I checked we are in the Pacific NW, I joked to some co-workers that maybe we don't know it, but we all died and didn't go to the good place!
Too funny. With the way my luck has been going lately, it sure seems like I'm in hell, but that is a conversation for another place and time.
Do you ever listen to music without your sub running the WB's in full range? I completely agree with you that in a smaller space that one does not need big speakers to get the big sound you are looking for.
Occasionally. I have a preset config in my prepro that allows me to flip back and forth between sub / full range. It is really only the bottom octave that is missing, but since I want it all, I usually go back to the sub pretty quickly.
My co-worker is close to finishing his dedicated HT in his basement, and want's me to come over to listen when he is done. I told him I didn't want to hear something so far beyond my modest system that I can both afford and am happy with.
I completely understand. Ignorance is bliss as they say.
I've been trying to get the best out of my system with the Audyssey calibration in my Denon avr. Have any opinions on Audyssey?
I've owned a Denon AVR with Audyssey and the stand-alone Audyssey processor, and I thought it was going to be the answer to all of my problems. Unfortunately, I got mixed results. It consistently filled in the lower midrange in my system (good), but it did strange things with the bass (bad). Some people are absolutely thrilled with the results, but I haven't decided if these people are just the impressionable type and any difference in sound would subconsciously be registered as "better", or if they truly had better luck with it than I did. With that said, I'm all for room EQ, I'm just not sold on the automatic part of the process. I want to be able to fine tune the results, or override them.
To get the best chance at getting good results, follow the Audyssey set-up procedure stated here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post14456895
I helped create it.
Also I'm trying to get some suggestions as to a movie scene that has detailed bass and what to be listening for? It seems most/all discussion about movie bass as reference material is about how it can crack your drywall, not quality.
Hmm, well, most movies are going to be going for gunshots and explosions for the LFE channel, so I would look for some music videos instead. I know that the Blue Man Group came out with a DVD-Audio disc a while back called "The Complex" that would probably get you what you are after, but you need a DVDA player for that. I haven't heard it, but there is a live version of "The Complex" on BluRay that might be worth a shot. Or, if you like Jazz, check out Jazz Legends on BluRay. There is a track on there with a guy playing electric bass that is pretty amazing.
Try posting your question here.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1125050
If you ever want me to come over and run some frequency response sweeps of your system / room to help you fine tune your set-up, let me know. I have the equipment for it. Taking in-room measurements can really be helpful in setting up a subwoofer and in positioning your main speakers.