Originally Posted by Frohlich
I have to say I had a "JTR moment" last night. Bought Skyfall and had my brother in law over for movie night. On the subway crash scene my S2 subwoofers were howling. My brother looks over at me and literally says "holy crap!!!" and I just smiled. No signs they hit there limit either ...just clean...loud...deep....accurate bass. Have to admit it was up there in scenes that cause tactile moments and feels like the house might come down.
I also had some JTR moments this morning as I installed Noesis front stage last night and worked with REW today a little. They sound fantastic. i didn't have much work to do because the bass region has already been worked extensively. Just played with the crossover freq and slopes for the mains a little. I ended up with the same settings as the T12lp. Even at the same setting(80hz, 12bd/octave) the overall response for the vented is better below the xo point. I also include some full range comparisons. The big improvement is in the clarity of sound. The biggest improvement I am noticing right away is the sounstage for music in the rear of the room (approx 20-25ft back) is much improved. It seems like the horns pattern control send more energy directly back to the rear of the room without interacting with the room.
Noesis loaded and ready to go, and some graphs. mic is not too accurate above 10k. The dark purple and brown is T12 lp, the red/pruple and green is Noesis. Both are the left and right speaker positions run at the same level with mic in the exact same position..
Noesis with subs running too
rear of the room is the biggest improvement I have noticed in the first hour of listening
Oh yeah new improved look of the sound panel too. Priniting turned out great, think I will do all of them in the back of the room with more movies poster coverings.