Originally Posted by WereWolf84
Wow Carp, how much you bought the eD Cinema 12 in pair? are you using eD Cinema 6 center? how do you power them?
Alex gives you 15% off if you buy 3 or more at a time, so I got the mains for 875 and the center for 344, shipped. He also took 15 off that since I'm not very far away and the shipping would be cheaper. He also custom made the center stand for 53 shipped.
These are the 4th pair of speakers I've owned in this room.
1st was Cerwin Vega's with 15 inch woofers that I bought back in the mid 90's in college. They put out crazy bass for their time, probably down to around 30 hz. Needed a ton of eq to sound good for music and often sounded harsh.
2nd - Axioms (m60s for mains). I had these for about 5 years and never liked the sound for music. They were good for movies though. Music always sounded harsh no matter how I tweaked them, it was starting to drive me crazy and I thought maybe it was just me until I heard Magnepans for the first time.
3rd - Magnepan MMG's, MMG center, MMGW (I think thats right...) for surrounds. LOVE the Maggies for music, described earlier their shortcomings.
4th - eD's. Still using the Maggie surrounds, so that will have to change to.
I was worried that anything but Maggies would sound harsh on music, with the Cerwins and Axioms my ears told me to turn down the volume with music it's the opposite with Maggies and eD.
I'm not good at describing imaging, detail, blah blah, and really don't know if I even care about all that. I just like a certain tone from the speaker. If it sounds good and I'm itching to turn it up, then I like the speaker.
One downside. I was hoping to be able to use a 80hz crossover for music now, but I still prefer 150 for music. For movies I use 80 and it works great, but 150 sounds punchier for music.
However, when I have the Captivators flanking me on the sidewalls nearfield they sound their best for music and then I use 80hz and it sounds amazing. However, with this setup movies have absolutely no LFE and sound weak and anemic, go figure.
So, Luke (and maybe Archaea?) is going to come over today to play with my sms-1 and his omnimic and see if I can't get the best of both worlds somehow. If not, I guess I'll be saving for 2 more subs to flank me on the sidwalls!!