Originally Posted by BrolicBeast
Hey Frank, I'm loving the updated pics on the first page! Do you notice an audible difference with the front Fathoms setup the way they are?
Not really I had them (Before I upgraded my pre amp to XT32) placed to the sides because the low end was too much at the front ( where they are now ) and we were going to move them to front when I purchased separate eq's. The brand of EQ was QSC but I was going to pay $$$ for these units and having to have them calibrated was going to cost even more. I decided to do the upgrade and waited for my friend to visit (from over East) with his calibration equipment and by moving them to the front (it raised the 50-80HZ also a few dbs higher)the Audyssey did actually help. Remember Ive calibrated these subs as one ( The beauty of the AVP has three sub inputs, can actually have more if I didnt do the heights because of the free assign). I raised the right back sub not too much but I didn't believe it did too much of a difference just a few dbs here and there. All in all Im happy with it and enjoying my movies, the subs are very tight and go very low in my room.
]Also, in my old age, I must have forgotten that you had height channels. What movie(s) have you experienced that gets a lot of PLIIz action in those heights? I may add heights to my upgrade, if I can figure out how to implement them cleanly.
Height channels open up the front sound stage even more if you choose NEO x or DSX but I've noticed if you choose DSX options and dialog moves to left or right speaker you get an echo effect, sounds horrible. I believe dts NEO and DSX are mainly designed for wides and heights together. I don't have room for wides so I use the PL llz option which does a good job. Red tails was a good film, Avengers in the beginning when he was walking up the stairs was cool, but films that have rain, planes etc work a treat. Blends in with fronts well doesn't stand out ( which it shouldn't )