Originally Posted by asarose247
trying to go back at now with the umm6 and java. asio just won't . . . but even more fundamental, I'd like some feedback about what to really expect in a room 10 x 11 x 8 , total 950 ft3 if you include the door opening. Ethans room mode calulator wants a room of 2500 minimum. i've poked around with others but appeal to the experience of this threads thrivers and surviviors for real possibilities/probabilities. thank you
Your room is about the same size as mine. Mine is a dedicated room so I can do anything I like to it. I am using MK S150s for LCR, M&KSS150 Tripoles for surrounds and M&K LCR55s for heights. I have dual Submersive F2s (the form factor of the F2 fits this small room better than the regular SubMs. The room is fairly well treated with GIK treatments. Floor is thick carpet on concrete. The room is sealed (when the doors are shut). It is a really awkward little space.
The really good news for you is that my room sounds (and measures) superbly well. I was initially concerned that room was too small to get really good bass, but nothing is further from the truth. Would the bass be better in a bigger room? Almost certainly - but it is deep and tight and focused here and I am always blown away by the overall SQ. I should say the room is used solely for movies not music.
The biggest single improvement came from the room treatments. Probably the SubMs were next. Imaging was substantially improved by the treatments, as was the tightness of the bass. I also run Audyssey XT32 Pro and would not be without it, ever.
One of the biggest challenges with such a small room is that you have very limited options for speaker placement and MLP. I have brought the two seats (fabric covered cinema recliners) as far forward from the back wall as is feasible and this puts me at a good seating distance from my 65 inch screen. One sub is in the front right corner and the other is not quite midway along the left wall. Those are really my options right now (doors get in the way of what might be better - midway along right and left walls). I may at some point experiment with moving the subs around a bit - I can use the rear corners if I get rid of my side tables, for example.
I have experimented as much as possible with my OmniMic and the room treatments. I have now treated or partially treated 8 of the 12 corners. I am about to add further treatments to the back wall, but am waiting for my UMM-6 to arrive so I can use REW to help there.
I am not sure if this was what you were asking, but hope that it gives you som encouragement to persevere with a small room. I was similarly inspired by Mike Duke on the SubM thread whose room is similar to ours and who has also achieved a terrific result.
Here is a graph (OM) of the FR in the room - this is 20Hz to 20Khz, with 1/6th smoothing:
Here is a photo of the room - it looks bigger than it is because I am using an ultrawide lens (16mm) - it's the only way I can photograph it!
Edited by kbarnes701 - 2/13/13 at 6:33am