just my opinion though.
Edited by ousooner2 - 5/1/13 at 11:02am
Just in case anyone still cares.
The length of the cable isn't the problem, it's the distance between the sub, the mains, and the listener.
Here's the procedure I followed, which requires an SPL meter (or a phone app, or REW, whatever) at the main listening position.
Play a test tone at the crossover frequency (usually 80hz). Start with the actual distance from the center channel to the sub. Increase the distance setting on the receiver, initially by 2 or 3 feet. You will be amazed in the difference in output (mine varied by more than 6dB!). Go back and forth with the distance setting to max the output.
I have two subs (one being the Klipsch), so I did the same thing with phase, first at 80Hz, which didn't make much a difference, then with a sweep from 80 to 20Hz, which did. You may as well do the same, even with one sub, You want, of course, the smoothest response.
It's about time.
That's what I have and it's terrific.
From "Audyssey Sub Distance Tweak Procedure:"
"The steps outlined above only focus on the centre channel, which is by far the most important for home theatre. The centre channel serves as a clear anchor point from which to adjust any other distances. The integration of the subwoofer and the centre channel also can affect dialog clarity and sound quality, so it is best to start with the centre channel, and then individually look at each of the left and right channels. Work to find a balance of the 3 channels given the flexibilities of the system."
Worked for me.
yeah, problem is that I really never got a chance to listen to all three...got involved in a build, the hurt my back and down for the count.
just been reading so much that 4 is optimum and the price is soooo good again.
my wife would kill me, but what the heck!
Actually, it's three and then "diminishing returns" kicks in. I'm sorry I'm not expert enough to quote the paper, but I've read it.
Of course, four's not WORSE!
Ok, so what you are saying is stick with 3. 4 won't make a HUGE difference most likely. Guess you made my wife happy :-)
Thanks for the clarification.