Originally Posted by RippyD
Not trying to argue. How are my specs terrible for HT? I don't want a lot of slam or room shaking. I do want seamless integration with my other speakers. How is that terrible for HT? It's a preference.
Many home theater based sound tracks have a boatload of effects in the <30Hz range. A double bass guitar goes down to, IIRC, 31.5Hz. So with a 30Hz specification, you're addressing music, not home theater. On the other hand, home theater is spec'd for slam and room shaking: visceral response. Take that out, and you take out much of the intended emotional impact the director and sound engineer, worked to mix into the sound track. Home Theater specs are spec'd to <20Hz with need for 20dB headroom for peak action sequences.
Today vs the 1990s, music and home theater have become two totally different genres. I realize and understand regarding "preference" but the spec's your preference encompasses is terrible for home theater but excellent for music. You're looking at pricey speakers but looking to get subwoofers that will not perform for the size of the room you're going put them in and one needs an AVR that's up to the task of filling the +4,800^3 room with adequate sound.
This sound track is spec'd to 20Hz:
This sound track is spec'd to <5Hz.
And the ability of a subwoofer system to perform is going be based on the size of the room it's asked to perform in and if the room has ancillary opening to other large spaces, the demands on the subwoofer system are going be greater as in effect, the ancillary rooms are going bleed off a lot of your bass energy.
Check out the first couple of posts in the ULF thread.
The above is why I suggest getting your old system up and running and take some time to wrap your think around the new way home theater is being presented.
As to your HK processor, there's a DSP processor and there's room EQ'g software. Audyssy MultEQ XT32/SubEQ HT
is designed to dial in your speakers and subwoofer system, with the intent of giving one a flat (+/- 3dB) room response as opposed to sound processing.Audyssey MultEQ XT32Audyssey SubEQ HT