Originally Posted by LumaMMXII
Well the upside is that you will also be be able to hear and enjoy it all at lower volumes. Apartment living is a rough thing to do when you have awesome equipment you want to really use.
I think we are watching movies at -22 dB and sometimes turn it down to -24 since we afraid of offending the neighbors. I am use to listening from -12.5 to -15 dB.
Originally Posted by Sonyad
They appear to be staging an attack. It gives me recollections of some Twilight Zone episode where every time the person turned around, some frightful object got closer.
Thanks for the warning
. I fought these off and sent them back (one stand length and width to be precise). When would you like me to bankwire the rescue funds to your account
Originally Posted by Scout's staff
Agree - your speakers look very close. especially the surrounds. Any way you can back them off a bit. You may want to consider adding acoustic panels on your front walls to help with your mains. Be careful not to trip on the wires.
Originally Posted by mogorf
+1. Speakers seem to be too close. Moreover, I don't see a center speaker, and it's not even in your list. Any special reason not to add a center? (Hope past roommate's dog didn't eat it!
Secondly, you should contact Denon Support and get a replacement mic, then run Audyssey. You will be amazed how the sound quality will improve in your room, especially in the bass department when set up is done proprerly.
You may also read the Audyssey setup guide and the related FAQ. Both are in my sig.
Have fun and enjoy!
The speakers were close since I wanted to leave with the best impression of the X-Omnis. The Ascends are monoploar while the X-Omnis are omnipolar. I was curious to hear the difference in the radiation pattern from the drivers. It is recommended for omnipolar speakers to be at least 3 feet from the walls (surfaces). I compared the Ascends and X-Omnis in the same spot since I did not want to put the apple in a basket and the orange in a bowl. I added the X-Omnis measurements. There is definitely more room interaction.
I have no center or surrounds (borrowing the surrounds)
. I won't buy a center until I purchase my reference system (after buying house). I only have one shot to spend a couple thousand or otherwise the significant other will be upset
The surrounds are close to subdue the reflections from the side walls and otherwise these would be in the way. Not much room in a one bedroom apartment. I level match these with the pillows on the floor. The pillows are usually on the couch for movies which reduces the level by about 2-3 dBs. The setup is not ideal but when sitting in the middle of the couch the surrounds add a nice subtle touch. I put the surrounds wires away after movies but the main speakers wires are useful for strengthening the hips flexors
I don't plan on buying acoustic treatment until I plan on living in a place for a few years. What may look good in the dedicated theater may not match the theme for the living room years before the theater. I don't know the size of future rooms either. I would prefer to have all my corner bass traps the same style instead of buy some now and buy some later which may be a different style. I have only almost broke down and bought room treatments about 365 times the last year so must stay strong (huge difference with these). Room treatments and speaker kits are my weakness
I think I will pass on Audyssey (for various reasons) until after I treat my room. It will be fun to see the difference in measurements from the various future rooms without EQ (maybe one PEQ down low).
I did move my speakers back as planned once I listened enough to both speakers (also took measurements). Just curious, can you describe what should happen by moving my main speakers back (the Ascends)?
Nice to meet you all
. The comedy is appreciated