Originally Posted by k1n3t1k
I have a Yamaha A3040 - just wanted to inquire as to what Layout setting your subs are set to on your A2020? No matter the location of my subs, they have always sounded best with 2x Monaural vs Left/Right and vs Front/Back. It definitely sounds like you know what you're doing and it seems what you described should be the optimal layout. If your two mains (w/DefTech integrated subs) are equidistant from the MLP, I wouldn't hesitate to run them under 1 distance setting. But, since you have the option for 4 distances with the MiniDSP, why the hell not? [IMG]file:///C:\Users\chuck\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\ clip_image001.gif[/IMG]
To possibly simplify your configuration, do your speakers have the ability to integrate the subs with the normal line inputs from the AVR? I have never heard them before or anything, but will they even be able to hang with the PSA drivers, once configured?
EDIT: Looked at your speakers - the subwoofer portions have no delay option and it looks like it may be difficult to run another set of line inputs to the subs. I'm guessing their intentions are if you buy those, you aren't going to want/need more bass. The closest bass drivers need the most delay as your furthest sub would get 0ms and only increase delay as the drivers are closer to the MLP so everything 'hits you at once'. You'll definitely want the MiniDSP in your setup! Keep us posted.
I'm using mono x2 also, it does seem to sound best that way. The DT's are close to equidistant, but not perfect. The floor plan of the house severely limits speaker placement.
Originally Posted by Alan P
That is debatable. [IMG]file:///C:\Users\chuck\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\ clip_image002.gif[/IMG]
The "subwoofers" in the DTs can just barely qualify for that label. If it was me, I'd run the DTs "full range" (using the subs as just woofers, no LFE cable, with the speakers set to "small") and use your two true subwoofers as subs. It would cause you less headaches and probably sound better.
Just my 2 cents.
Over the last 2 years I've tried the setup many different ways and what I ended up with is what sounded the best to me. Adding the PSA has changed things, and I 'm sure I'll revisit how the DT's are used. I have many options to try out, and I'm sure I'll try them all before I'm done.
Originally Posted by cavchameleon
Agreed. My front towers are rated down to 27 Hz, but are actually flat to 25 Hz in my room. I run them as 'small' with an XO of 60 Hz and let the subs do the heavy lifting that they were made to do. Also, the best placement for bass/subs is never the same as best placement for mains/speakers. As Alan stated, try it out. You may just be surprised. And don't think that you'll be 'wasting' your subs from your towers, you won't.
DT says my speakers will go to 20hz, I found them to be good to 27hz in my room. I ended up using the LFE input on them because I had a good sized dip in the 40 ~ 60hz range and hooking them up that way helped a great deal. The added sub may help with that hole and make it unnecessary to use the LFE on the DT's.
I won't know what will work the best until I try everything, so that's what I'm going to do...Let the fun begin