Originally Posted by bgstewar
Looked more closely - you're right. Awesome.
Lilmike - I have the same room size as you, so I'm leaning towards the 88s and 85 in the front and center as opposed to the 75s and 65. I have the same feelings as you thinking that the H-100 isn't enough sub for such a large room. I'm debating between getting two, or going with something like an HSU STF-3 or SVS PB10 for the same price as two H-100s. Or maybe waiting to see what the H-200 looks like.
Did anyone use an SPL meter for calibration?
Currently I have the Klipsch Quintet II and KSW-10 sub. I have the Onkyo 605 which is great, but the Klipschs underwhelm me in such a large room. I've been debating because I'd be dropping a grand on these Bics, but from these reviews it seems to be worth it. Now I just need to find the space to put them
You guys are awesome for starting this thread!
If you are decently happy with the KSW-10 sub then you will be happy with a single H100 because the H100 outperforms the KSW-10 by a bit. If you're a bass-head then you should probably find a different sub unless you're willing to go through the complications of a dual sub setup (wiring is no problem but sound waves can cancel and impact can be less if the sound from each isnt hitting you at the same time) i'm not really an expert with this but i think it would take a lot of trial and error. One sub getting a lot of attention is the AV123 MFW-15 which has a wait of about 4 months i think but is supposed to be well worth the money. It is one i am going to consider along side the H200 here 6 months from now.
Also, if the Quintet II's are the small bookshelf speakers, then it is no surprise to me that you find them underwhelming. I know that these BIC's are more expensive than your current setup, but you have to remember that when you step up to towers, especially towers with 8" drivers, they will be more expensive, and a $1000 bucks a pair is very very common, let alone a $1000 for an entire setup. I can understand the worry when it comes to not being able to hear them, i went through the same thing.
Also - thanks for the compliment
Forgot to add... i didnt use an SPL meter for calibration. I downloaded this signal sweep software:http://www.download3000.com/download_23662.html
and ran it on my laptop. I then connected the laptop up to my receiver through the headphone jack and one of those Y-adapters. With the software, you can run frequency sweeps or you can have it output a specific frequency, so i just used that software and my ears to calibrate mine