Thanks for the kinds words but the pleasure was all mine!
It was awesome to finally meet you and have to listen, provide some helpful feedback/tips on how to improve my setup and just talk about HT and family stuff in general. It was great to meet someone that was down to earth, yet as knowledgeable and cool as you are! If I ever do swap the room around I should have the room to push the speakers further apart - right now, in its currently location, the door and the light switches are kinda in the way (unless I get those light switches moved).
Your valuable and much appreciated feedback has made me experiment more with sub placement. After you left, I moved the SubM from the right front of the room to the left front. The weird thing is even without EQ, the left front had a more smoother response (did not excide room modes) but no matter what I did, I could still localize the sub there. I tried playing with the distance settings, level settings and crossovers but no luck. I decided to move the SubM back to the original right front location and re-run Anti-mode and then Audyssey. This time Audyssey had slightly smoother response than it did previously in this same location. I was able to experiment a little with running the SubM a few dbs hotter without any ill effects. When you were here, I believe the SubM was about either flat or 1db hotter than the mains according to the Audio Tool kit that's included with the SubMersive. As of yesterday, (it's still in PGM1- 19hz) but about 2-3dbs hotter than what you heard and so far I cant localize it but I only tested it out on 2 full length movies and then 2 more demos so more testing is probably needed but initial results feels better. No matter what location (Midwall, Left Front or Right front) or distance settings, I always seem to have a dip around 64hz to 72hz (down about 4-6db) compared to the rest of the response so I am sure I am losing some chest thumping bass in that region. I think this may be related to the room dimensions but overall I was happy with the way it sounded before and even more happy now. So thanks for your help - if you were not such a bass head and did not comment on me needing some more umpf, I would have left things alone so trust me when I say I value your input!! One thing I completely forgot to mention to you when you were here is - I seen/read some folks will run Audyssey and blindly trust it. Can you believe what you heard at my house was with me increasing the bass by 6db compared to what Audyssey had it set too? I had to increase it 6db after running Audyssey to get it measure flat with the mains when using the Audio Tool Kit and even with that 6db increase, but measuring flat, you said it could use more umpf.
If I ever plan to be in the Atlanta area for any reason, you will definitely be the first to know
and I truly appreciate the offer.
I blame the Selects "Agua" 55 on the wife. When she was at the store I asked her to pick us up some Bud Light or Bud Selects and she came back with Budweiser equivalent of Poland Springs!
ClaudeEdited by Bunga99 - 9/24/12 at 11:44am