Originally Posted by R Harkness
I'm sure they sound very good. That's a tough situation you've got there for the L/R speakers, boxed into corners. Lots of people have to deal with similar set ups like that. I see you've applied some diffusion on the wall near the right speaker. Do you find this makes an appreciable difference in dealing with the boundary issues and wall bounce?
Not really sure how much the room treatments did because I upgraded processors, speakers and room treatments in a very short time period. Hard to to be sure how much benefit came from a specific source. I actually think moving from XT to XT 32 had the biggest impact on my sound....specifically in the bass response. I thought for a while the boominess in my bass was from room issues (and it likely was a large part of it) so I ordered bass traps (that is what is behine my left and right speaker...4 inch deep bass traps that also work as general absorption panels) but it was really the XT 32 that I addded a few days later that had the biggest impact on the quality of my bass.
I must also disclose that I am more of an HT guy than 2 channel guy. I do listen to blu ray concerts that are mixed in 5.1 but rarely do I sit down and just listen to 2 channel music. Give me a good mindless action flick or some video games and that is what you will find me doing 80% of time in the HT room. I would say I spend at most 20% of my time listening to music...and as I mentioned before, it usually is a blu ray concert such as the Dave Matthews, Mumford and Sons, David Gilmour, John Mayer, etc...Edited by Frohlich - 2/11/14 at 10:25am