Originally Posted by Minjin
Yep, small. And I was trying out with 80hz because thats what I used with my R15s and I had heard someone say that the Point 5s can play that low. I'll try out 100hz to see if it sounds any better. Thanks.
Thought you guys might be interested in an update. Went back over to my parents' house today to do some adjusting and finalize what other cables I need to buy. Yesterday, I was very rushed and I slapped it all together with whatever I had handy just so they could use it for last night's party. I stopped off at Home Depot on the way to get a spool of 16 gauge RCA speaker wire. When I got there, I immediately changed the filter to 100hz and it sounded different but I'm not sure if it got at all better. Next, I started to rewire the speakers with the better stuff that I had brought with me. It wasn't until I put the two next to each other that I realized just how TINY the wire I had used was. Both wires in their conductors were about the size of ONE of the 16 gauge wires.
I also pulled the tv a little out of the corner and tried to get the speakers as lined up as possible (the tv is in one corner and the sectional is in the opposite corner of the room). I think the center was too far away previously. When I fired it up, it did sound a little better. Most importantly, I noticed that I didn't need anywhere near as much volume as I did yesterday. Around -25 vs -37. So, I guess I was getting a little bit of attenuation.
I'm definitely more pleased now. I'll be heading back there a few more times to make adjustments. The fronts still aren't on stands. Instead, they're sitting on top of some Fisher floor standers (with 15in drivers) from the 80s about halfway back with the rear outer corner nearly touching the wall. This probably isn't ideal, is it? I also need to finalize surround locations. I'll have to make up a drawing and ask for suggestions in the theory forum.