OK, got'em setup.
Tried to setup my S2's prior to an Audyssey run but was stopped dead in my tracks when I realized they have no phase control. I have a pretty large null that I suspect may be correctable with a phase inversion. Looks like a miniDSP is needed.
Ignoring that issue, the Noesis sounded fantastic with no EQ in my room at all. Better than my prior CHT Pro-10's by a large margin. Listened initially with no subs with my friend who helped me move them, but no critical listening at that point and they clearly needed subs and some EQ in my room.
Ran a 7 position Audyssey Pro cal late at night and then finally did some critical listening. Based on my initial impressions, these speakers are worthy of all the praise they receive. They literally gave me an emotional response on a regular basis, and not just chills. They just nail the vocals and convey an unbelievable emotional immediacy. I'm telling you, I nearly cried at one point. I don't know if it was the lyrics, the speaker, or the unbridled joy that I'd found a speaker that has reignited my passion for music, but there it was. That's the moment you know a speaker is doing something VERY right. Now, for anyone reading this, YMMV. There is no one speaker to rule all listeners and having been involved in this hobby for a bit I know that impressions evolve over time as one discovers the strengths and weaknesses of a speaker. These are simply my initial thoughts with a speaker that I've not yet had the time to fully explore.
Now to the miniDSP, would you guys mind advising me on which model I need to calibrate and EQ my sub's using my Denon 4311 with dual sub preouts.
Thanks!Edited by Gooddoc - 9/29/13 at 12:42pm