Originally Posted by Maxlab
Thanks Carmine and Rdclark,
I moved the source level up +3db and tweaked the EQ up a little. For speaker placement the center channel is about 1.5 feet below ear level. I'm plan to mount the TV to the wall. Once that is done I will be able to raise the center channel up. It currently sits on the tv stand. I know it's not ideal since it blocks an inch of the screen, but I did not want to place it in the lower center cabinet.
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I would not only move the CC forward to the edge of the credenza as UGAd13 suggests, and tilt it up, but I would also move the mains forward, even with the center, and toe them in a bit. If that narrows the stereo stage too much, widen the distance between the speakers. I think your speakers are in general too close to the wall, which is going to make them sound (what I like to call) "thick."
After making these changes you would want to re-run Audyssey, as the bass balance of the system will have changed.
Also, I realize I didn't answer your other question. IMO, the PC2000 is definitely worth the upgrade. Nothing wrong with the PC1000, but the PC2000 is IMO special
. It sounds like a much larger speaker than it is -- it's in a whole different class. And, in my room at least, its ability to blend with other DT speakers that use 5.25" drivers (I've used both PM1000 and SM350) is simply extraordinary.
Sometimes a whole exceeds the sum of its parts. I've never heard a DT speaker that didn't sound excellent within its class, but the PC2000 somehow achieves greatness. Especially when you have other speakers to match it perfectly, which you do.
^^^all subjective opinion... of course!Edited by rdclark - 9/30/13 at 12:39pm