Originally Posted by ack_bk
My son was adamant last night that we have a "family movie night in the theater". He did his chores so we watched "Despicable Me". It was a blast, and I don't think I have ever heard my 4 year old daughter laugh so hard. Really fun movie and incredible picture and sound. Watching the smiles and hearing the laughter really make the hard work worth it.
The Deftech speakers are the real deal. Very happy with the audio and having a vertical center speaker with the tweeter near ear level has made a huge difference vs my old horizontal center channel that was always a little lacking. The AT screen was the right call for me, I LOVE having the sound coming right at me from behind the screen and not having to worry about the kids and the speakers. That said, I am not loving the bass response. The A2-300 is just not cutting it in such a large room and the PA-150 is actually hanging in there okay, but not great. I am hoping that when we add the curtains and more pillows it will help with the acoustics, and I still need to tweak Audyssey, but I am really thinking my next project will be two DIY subwoofers that have output comparable to something in the HSU VTF-15H class, or Epik Empire class. It is a big room.
Here is the main reason why you did all that hard work, the same story that's posted with-in most of AVS, just seeing their kids, with their expressions of having so much fun, and for future reason to help keep them around home as much as possible ( during the good years LOL ) you will look back and thank yourself for doing all that hard work, because memories are priceless!!!
WOW, even Hanes came out of his cave and stopped buy!!!!
Speaking of the subs, have you made a look at your AV receiver's owners page, there are many things happening to people trying to set-up their speakers with the auto set-up, takes many times, maybe even a FW upgrade some have done, but with the subs you have there, they looked large enough to make plenty of noise, I'd even get on the phone with the company of the subs and double check with your settings on the subs / your co-ax digital wires, etc, cause when I added a powered sub to my set-up, I turned off my klipsch'es and just used the 12" powered sub made my room go vroom ( room is 13' wide x 27' deep-upstairs ), by it's self, so do some searching, I think those subs ( I believe two of them? ) should be more than enough, if set-up correctly, just something to try.