Are these measurements taken for best speaker/listening location or as currently setup?
I have only one listening position, and it is center of room at the burgundy chair. And am trying to keep the tv stand centered in the room as close to a a/c register to not cover it up (right next to window). The room is multiuse, the furniture is probably going to be there till I move. The surround speakers can't be moved, and must stay as is, but will use bookshelf speakers with stands in a future setup, identical to the surround back speakers.
Use toe in to help with the high end.
The speakers have such close proximity and great off axis response, I have no need to toe-in, which I've done in the past. RBH tech also recommend no need for toe-in even though I have experimented..
Get the main speakers right first before you change any other speaker (sub included)
SO far, I have maxed out the front channels equidistant to the sides of the room to the 1/2 inch, approximately 15.5" from the TV edge before it hits the desk to the left or dresser on the right. I have not yet determined that I have it the correct distance from the front wall. I have decided to take it no further back than parallel to the TV screen to avoid any obstacle to imaging. SO I have started from that point distance wise and have moved the left main speaker in 3 inch increments while I took measurements for the first time with omnimic short sine sweeps and just guessed with the measurements at hand to about a foot and a half out before it hits the desk on the left side, it still looked better frequency wise, then I just replicated the right channel at that distance from wall equidistant from the tv edge and leveled. SInce this was my first experience with the omnimic I really had no expeirence yet. I did have the mic at my measured listening position though...
Please list your gear.
Preamp: Emotiva UMC-200
Amp: 5 channel Emotiva XPA-5 (200wx5ch@8ohm/400wx5@4ohm)for all speakers (Just recently upgraded and now can only do 5.1, so back surrounds are not in use as of now)
L/C/R: Status Acoustics Mediettes (4 ohm), center is not ported, but mains are dual ported on back. Center is seated on auralex mopad, mains are on Plateau Stands.
Surrounds: RBH WM-30 (8ohm), can't change placement for now.
Subs: (2) PowerAudio XS-15 (500w), just acquired, so far it seems front and back wall configuration is smoothest without any measurements and phase has not been checked, but is at 0 with levels set to all other speakers, tuned each to that
Universal Player: Oppo bdp-83
APC H15/H10 Powerconditioner is connected to all but the Poweraudio Sub toward back wall.
Impact Acoustics Sonicwave interconnects, Impact Acoustics Velocity Velocity Speaker Cable.
Observation, correct me if i am wrong please.
This is a bedroom?
Speakers are not evenly spaced?
A lot of soft items (bed, clothes etc)?
Are you restricted with speaker/listening location?
Yes, in a 2 story house. Speakers are evenly spaced from centerpoints (tv, which is sitting near dead on center of room. WIndow is not centered to room.
Yes, I have ALOT of stuff in this room to deal with, but have to work with it, I try to keep everything put away for the most part, but always keep the closet open out of habit with a coffee table I had to move to place the sub on the back wall. I can close the left part of it during measurements though. I don't expect to have the best acoustics with these obstacles in mind, just optimize as much as I can:)
Yes, listening position is set at Burgundy recliner dead center for most part halfway into room. No other real way to move it with the bed in the way. And no other room I can put this system in for now, and maybe a while:( Perhaps a nice apartment soon where I can dedicate a room and not a bedroom.Edited by pnutbutter81 - 5/31/13 at 7:30pm