Originally Posted by Martycool007
Let me add my .02 here. I have spent some time listening to the Marantz 8801 over the last few days, and was able to do a direct comparison between that, and the Integra 40.3, both being powered by a nice amp, (can't remember the amp model?). The speakers were B&W 802D2's with a HTM2D and 805D surrounds. The setup sounded absolutely amazing, not mind blowing good, especially given the cost, but good none the less. The point is that I could not tell the difference between the 8801 and the 40.3. They sounded the same.
I have also recently had the pleasure of demoing a setup that utilized the ADA unit with Trinnov room EQ. I will avoid making any comparisons between the Marantz or Integra as they were in different rooms, with different speakers, but to be honest, the ADA unit totally blew me away! The speakers were Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers with the Horizon center channel, the amps were all pro-style amps. Man I just can not put into words the experience that this setup provided! It was mind blowing!
Thanks Marty....you are helping me spend money
Seriously though, this is the kind of comment that got me looking at their stuff to begin with. More than one person has given me the ....it totally blew my mind what ADA/Trinnov combo could do. I have no problem buying the Rhapsody today, but was concerned with the fact that for intents and purposes, it's a 7 channel capable processor and no matter what Trinnov I put in line after it, I only have 7 channels of out from the ada, no heights, no wides, etc. I know many will say that those formats arent' "real" yet, but it's hard to think that a processor I'm gonna drop between 8 and 9k for won't be able to handle it. I have to talk with Curt from Trinnov and see if the pro Trinnov units will negate that short fall. I would not use the ADA TEQ, but wait for the end of winter release of the MG32, fully digital 32 channel Trinnov box. It's msrp will be the same as a TEQ....if I go this route of course.
Originally Posted by Adhoc1
I agree with btinindy. You may check out chapter 7 here: https://uwspace.uwaterloo.ca/bitstream/handle/10012/5001/Matheson_Ryan.pdf?sequence=1
Elements on the wall behind you (also) will give a very good overall sweet area over the rows without much eq and cost less $ than electronic boxes for > 10 K. I doubt you can get a response as smooth as in the diagrams over a large area with electronics only, compared to the CABS ( or DBA as it is also called).
I agree, again, that proper design and implementation will be the best start,and that will be done. Once that is done, my thought process starts to fog about which level of added eq(Audessy, Trinnov etc) and level of SSP will make significant differences.