Originally Posted by Hot Grits
those graphs are anechoic?
The graphs are not in an anechoic chamber but measured ground plane. The next best thing to Anechoic.
They are not in room measurements.
Originally Posted by The_Nephilim1
If I purchased the A7-650 would I also need to get the EQ.2 thingmajig??
We have many people not using the eQ.2 or any equalization with that subwoofer. In our demo room we use no form of equalization, on the full range or subwoofers.
Originally Posted by larry7995
I was over at the eD open house Saturday.
I listened to these speakers EL8.3t http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=917
with the A7-900, A7-450, and A7s-650, we listened to Deep Sky (In Silico), Thrillseekers (Big Sky), Sarah Evans (Real Fine Place), Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (Heart and Soul - Soupbone), Donald Fagan (Morph the Cat), and then the first two songs from the LoG CD Wrath, the subwoofer I like the best is the A7s-650 We had that room rocking. The tower speakers have 8" woofers and they had a lot of mid bass slam for stuff like the LoG drummer's double bass drums and the A7s-650 was right behind the listening chairs and was slamming me in the back, there were three chairs set up and everybody was impressed. I was switching back and forth between 50HZ and 80HZ crossovers, and preferred 50. I was very impressed with the EL8.3Ts, on Clayton Hamilton the brass sounded great, and Sarah Evans voice sounded great. I would really like to listen to them side by side but I think I liked the EL8.3ts better than my Axiom M80s. I had them cranked UP and they didn't sound strained at all. Mids were warm. Great speakers!
If I was all movies, I would go for the shock and awe of the A7-900 but as I listen to more music, the A7s-650 is best of both worlds. I am going to buy a 650 soon as I save up the cash.Then I may see about the towers as well.
It was a pleasure to have you at our facility. Thanks for making such a long drive, but I guess the trip back was worth the stop.
We are also glad to hear that you like the A7S-650 and EL8.3t's. Its nice to get some people who are fairly vocal in the online community to hear them.
I love the midrange on those speakers as well. As you mentioned, the Brass sounds great.
As I mentioned above, the A7S-650 was unequalized as well.
It was our pleasure to have you.
Originally Posted by vhi
for those who attended did anyone happen to check out the a3-250? i imagine only the monsters were on display but have not seen much feedback on these regarding performance. they have them in stock now.
We did not have as many AVS members attend as we hoped. Most of the people who attended have been from our message board or local.
Im sure if you created a thread either here or on our forum, you might have some people comment on the subwoofer.
The A3-250 has been a wildly popular model since its release. This is the reason we increased production.
Originally Posted by rjyap
No EQ in the receiver. 25hz boost is off. I'm afraid it might be a level mismatch between the amp and the sub. Increasing 10db on the amp is seen as 20db increase at the sub might be the only explanation why this happen. I will do a REW graph to find out the reason. I'm quite surprise that I bottom out the A7s-650 as I thought the amp should clip first or go into protect mode before bottom out the driver.
As we discussed on live support, It sounds like a simple level matching issue. As the volume is increased, the receiver increases at a rate other than the LT/1300. Causing the substage to be hotter than your mains. It might even be clipping on the amplifier, and just an audible noise you arent expecting.
Originally Posted by rjyap
Here's my REW graph. Please note that it is being level match using Onkyo 805 built in test tone. Somehow, below 50hz seems to be 10db hotter. I need to get an EQ to smooth the graph out. Also attached is with audyssey enable. Note that MultiEQ XT boost the signal below 20hz to more than 10db.
Please help to look into my problem. Did I run 10db too hot? If I turn it down, 50hz-80hz might be much lower.
Seeing how audyssey is boosting 20hz by more than 10db, I think thats where you issue is coming from.
Originally Posted by NiceguyEdy
In the main demo room they only had the A7s-650, A7-900, and A7-450. If you're interested in what would fit your needs best, give the guys a call. They're real easy to talk to and would never steer you toward something that wouldn't fit your budget or needs.
Stop lying to people Justin, you know I bite.
Any idea on when you will make the trip down again?
Originally Posted by al2fast
Thank you. Been looking a lot in the 300 range for a sub and may just hold out another month and order the a2-300. I have 3000+ sq ft to fill and will be using it primarily for HT and this bad boy gets a lot lower than the others I was looking at. Should still have it in time for football & feel the hits!
If you havent already, feel free to contact us about B-stock units.
Originally Posted by Sideofpotatos
I mean 120+db peaks regularly
<-----This guy got a huge kick out of that.
Thats sooo much bass in room. Its just stupid. Thats the exact reason why I love the A7-900 so much. Now to find space in my house to fit one.
Originally Posted by the_abbot
What has really been astounding me is the audio quality of the Pixar movies. Man, from the bottom to the top the audio is consistently top notch!
I have always been impressed with the Pixar films as well. I think it really helps that most of the audio is recorded in a studio that allows when the control the environment.
Originally Posted by Sick Mother
Do you have an Onkyo or Denon reciever? I read online that Paramount was aware they had an issue where the disk would trigger the "night listening" mode, which may be where your problem is coming from. Google it and you will certainly find issues with the disk. If I'm not mistaken, turning "night mode" off again fixes the issue.
Thats crazy. I did not know that a movie could actually trigger the night mode feature in the receiver, or does the disc have a night feature built into it?