Originally Posted by 67jason
huge +1 for considering the 60s for 'wides' duty. I am currently running 60s for wides with 70s as mains, with cs2 center and 40's rounding out the surrounds. the front 5 are powered off an xpa-5 with my onk 809 powering the surrounds. audyssey dsx technology surely provides a very impressive and immerse soundsage with the inclusion of the wides. granted it is not discreet info found in proper 7.1 encoded content, it is still very very satisfying and I recommend it to anyone with the space and power to pull it off.
Awesome!! Someone else that has discovered the awesomeness of the wide theater! Jason, we have similar gear; I run the 807 with an XPA-2 and 3. It's amazing how much sound comes from a wide tower isn't it? Btw, I know you've recently acquired your amp, quite a nice marriage to your 809 huh?
When I first got my A9's, I had my 70's in surround and 40's in wide, when I swapped those two, WOW, what an immediate difference.
Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice
Before you fix anything make sure it's broken. You use bass traps to reduce midbass boom; how and why is very well explained here:
This applies to what you hear in the listening room, not to the passage of sound into adjacent rooms. Most of that occurs in the longer wavelength lower frequencies below where bass traps work, so bass traps will have little to no effect on that.
Bill, thank you so much for your information and provided link, which I will be getting my read on here shortly.
What can I do?????? I'm recently moved from my glorious cave and into a house converted into a duplex with my neighbors above me. I realize I won't be able to keep my LF from intruding above however, my goal is to try and at least dampen the sound if any, and I was hoping by adding bass traps and angled foam (72"x 48") on four walls and the ceiling, I could come close. Is there anything else I could attempt?