Originally Posted by jroptop
Hi Craig,I knew i would be answering a few questions,but wasnt sure what they would consist of,well,my room is rectangular shape and dimensions are 13x17with 9ft ceilings.[/quoyte]
Less than 2,00 cubic feet... that's not too big for your system, unless it's an open room with other adjacent spaces.
The YPAO set the sub at -10 dB and yes I changed it,just playing with the settings.
I was asking about the crossover YPAO set, not the levels. This would be the speaker crossover frequencies. Did it set the crossover to 100 Hz, or did you change it after running YPAO. If you changed it, what was it set at *before* you changed it? Also, why did you raise the subwoofer level from -10 to 0? Do you realize the subs are now twice as loud as the speakers?
Sitting position is approx 13ft from the front wall where the TV is mounted above the fireplace.I havent changed any speaker dB so Im assuming the -3dB is consistant.
The -3 dB point is the frequency that the bass starts to roll-off. Your speakers are rated tp 130 Hz, so if you cross them over at 100 Hz, you'll have a "hole" in the output from 100 Hz to 130 Hz, at the minimum. However, your speakers have two 2.5" midrange drivers. It's not likely they'll even do 130 Hz with any authority. I suggest you raise the crossovers to 150 Hz. I would not go any higher than that because your subs aren't capable of much higher frequency response than that anyway.
The subs are positioned at the LF and RF of the room.
With the subs in these positions, sub localization should be minimized.
SPeakers are wall mounted Approx 3ft down from the ceiling in all 4 corners. I know its not the best height requirement but I was limited to excess wires from the wall.
Corner placement is not optimal for speakers. They get too many early reflections off the walls, which muddies up the sound. If you can, move them away from the corners. Also, be sure you have the "side" driver mounted so it's not pointing at the wall.
Unfortunately i dont have any measuring capabilities.I know I will never get the sound to be at 100% theatre like,but for basic movie watching id like to obtain somewhat the best sound with what I have to work with.Thanks for your response,hope Ive answered your questions.
With optimal setup, even these smaller systems can sound pretty decent. You can't expect full output Reference Level, but they should sound pretty good with the context of their limitations.