Originally Posted by uhcoogsfan
Has anyone here gone from PSB to Aperion? I currently have the old Image 4T's. I'm looking at either the Aperion 5T or 6T. I listen to music/movies about 60/40. What I like about my PSB' s is the highs which to me are good, detailed and clear. I have heard Aperion as having a laid back sound in the highs, does that mean that you loose some detail? I guess what what I am looking for is more of a live sound, more detail and more deph. Also do those out there that listen to music do you use the sub with the music?
I don't think I can be much help on the PSB vs. Aperion comparison, but I can tell you that the tower from us that has the most high frequency energy is the 5T. It makes it an excellent speaker for jazz and classical since there is quite a bit going in those upper frequencies in those types of music.
On the other hand, the speaker that to me has the most live sound is the 6T. When I listen to them I really get the feeling that the musicians are right there in the room with me. But I would characterize it as more of a laid back speaker with regard to the highs and in comparison with the 5T, but not so much that it's dead or inaccurate sounding.
Hope that helps!
Originally Posted by huntrm
Does Aperion help you set up the configuration on the speakers? I JUST put in my a pair of 4Ts, a 5C, and an 8D for a 12x15x9 dedicated home-theater room in the basement.
Have paired it up to an Onkyo SR-705. The steps taken thus far in setting up are:
- Set the 8D to 80hz crossover
- Set the SR-705 LFE to 80hz
- Set the 8D Volume to +10
- Then, ran Audessey to complete
Not sure reallly, what else to do or how to complete. Sounds great, of course, I don't think I have the 'ear to really tune the configuration. Looking for any suggestions.
Absolutely we help with system configuration. You didn't mention the crossover settings for your other speakers, so for them I recommend 80 or 70 for the 5C, and then for the 5Ts I recommend that you experiment with full band, 60 and 80 and see which you like best. Some folks, including myself, like to hear the full bass response from the 5Ts, others think it sounds kind of muddy when you double up on the lows with a sub and cross them over at 80. If you do go with full band make sure you turn the double bass setting on in order to get adequate signal to the sub.
You might want to try turning off any EQ that Audyssey may have applied just to see if you like the sound better without it.
If you have an SPL meter I'd recommend doing a manual level calibration as well.
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Originally Posted by BrownTown
OK, I lied. More questions.
2 x 6T, 6C, maybe some 5B for surround down the road. Maybe a sub (I am no bass head)
#1 get the Onkyo 607. Now with only wanting a 5.1 at max, would I be better getting the Emotiva XPA-3 or XPA-5. Should I decide I wanted the 5B's surrounds, would they be fine just hooked up to the receiver or would they benefit from being hooked up to am amp (or is that overkill)?
#2 I see this UMC-1 on the Emotiva site. Would this take the place of a receiver? If it does, them I would have to get the 5 channel amp.
I think you'll be fine with XPA-3 and running the 5Bs off of the 607, I highly doubt you'll notice any difference for movies. If you do multichannel music that would be the only reason in my opinion to go for the XPA-5 as that's when you'd benefit from the extra power being sent to the surrounds.
The UMC-1 is a pre/pro that you would pair with an amp like the XPA-5. The thing about it is that it has been delayed for over a year now and their page says June 09 delivery and yet here we are in the middle of July and they still aren't available. So you might want to try and find out when they will really start shipping them if you are interested in it.