Originally Posted by carboranadum
Great tip! I had thought it needed some treatment, but hadn't made it that far yet!
Is your sub against the back wall? If not, how large a gap do you have between it and the wall? What amp are you using to drive it? What are you using to shape the sound (Audessey, a third party EQ [REW])?
Thanks so much for the responses.
CJ - My sub isn't quite against the back wall - I'd guess 3" away from the front wall treatments. I will have to dig up some old emails but I think
(not sure) I asked Dennis about distance from the wall and he advised that a few inches off the wall was good and exact distance didn't change things all that much. Take that with a grain of salt though - I'm not sure exactly what Dennis said and I don't want to speak for him. I also have 2" of treatment covering the front wall (including the area behind the DTS-10). So I guess technically it's an additional 2" away from the front wall drywall.However,
think the distance from the wall becomes a large factor if you choose to fire the speaker at the wall rather than the listener. (Some people have reported increased bass response by firing at the front wall.) I can't speak to the best distance in that scenario...and I also don't see why you would need need MORE output...unless you want to remove fillings without touching your teeth.
I haven't started down the EQ path yet - just simple Audyssey MultEQ XT (via Marantz 7005). I'm still on the fence as to whether I will buy a BFD or similar single-speaker product or those QSC units that will EQ all eight speakers.
A word of advice: take the plunge and buy the speaker.
As soon as you plug it in, your thoughts will change from "hmmm, that was kinda a lot of $ for a sub" to "hahahahahaha I can't believe I got THIS SPEAKER for that little price tag!" It's like they forgot to add a zero on the end or something.
I can't remember if you said whether you've heard this speaker in person before...if not, I know you're prepared for a lot of bass just from reading the comments on the forum. However, you're NOT prepared for what the DTS-10 will do. Promise.