Originally Posted by blackraidon
I need some help!
Im in the prosess of buying my ht equipment and I need all the help I can get
this is the list of componets I will be purchasing.
3-crown xti 2000 amps for the front ch.
2-crown xti 1000 amps for the rears
1-crown xti 4000 for the subs
5-jtr t8s for the front ch
4-jtr slanted 8s for the rears
2-captivators for the subs
and 2 growlers for mid bass (if I realy need them) If I do go with them I would upgrade the crown amp to a xti 6000.
2-belkin pure av pf-60 power conditioners.
that is realy the meat of the ht Im building.
so what I need is advice,and lots of it!
I have a little trouble understanding such things like hp filters and how to eq my system
for maximum dynamics.
are there other products I need to consider that will Improve my systems funtionality.
the crown xti amps have on board dsp will that be enough or will I need to buy an external eq.
I dont expect you to answer all my questions but some advice from you guys who have the experiance with this gear would realy help with my ht build, plus I'll start my ht build thred soon and I'll post lots of pictures on my progress for you all to enjoy!
thanks so much and I look foward to sharing my ht build with everyone!
OK... well it looks as though you are going for a 9.2 system and you have done some homework. I have not used Crown amps but I'm sure they are fine. Hopefully they are in a separate equipment room as they will likely generate some fan noise. So you’re thinking one amp for the mains, one for the heights or wides, one for the center and one each for each surround pair? If you run the sub amps channels in parallel mode (one channel for each sub) that will allow the 80.1 to see separate subs and it will set them accordingly. I wouldn’t worry about any additional subwoofer EQ as you can always add that later if needed.
I’d leave the growlers out for the moment as they are probably unnecessary and would really complicate the setup/install. The good news is the DHC 80.1 will make your setup easy. The on-board Audyssey MultEQ-XT will set the speaker crossovers (HP) and EQ your system setting levels and distance for all speakers and subs. You will need to adjust the crossovers post Audyssey as it tends to set these a little screwy at times. I would suggest the T8’s @ 80Hz and the S8’s @90Hz as a good starting point. Plan on running Audyssey a couple of times (if not more). There is an excellent Guide in the Audyssey Thread in the Amps/Processor section of this Forum. Read that first.
Position of the subs is crucial and you should do some reading up on that. This Harman white paper
is info rich and a good guide but quite technical. There are many descriptions of the "Crawling for Bass” technique on the web and that will give you some ideas on best position for the subs.
You didn’t mention room dimension or size but you are creating a very powerful system that could fill a large space. It might be overkill for a small space but better too much. Room treatments is another thing to consider. The GIK Acoustics has good info on this topic and they will assist on the configuration of the room should you decide to go that way.
You also didn't mention a source player. If you aren't going HTPC I would suggest the OPPO BDP-83. It will handel just about any format and has been a great player for me. Bottom line is that you have chosen some good products and if you take some time to set them up properly you will be rewarded with a very high performance system. Have fun and report back as that is how we all learn.