Finally home from my business trip and had a chance to listen tonight. Before I left, I had hooked things up--but I didn't even have a chance to run Audyssey before I left. I had watched some of Big Hero 6 with my kids and certainly felt the potential--even though things were not where they needed to be. Unfortunately, no measurements yet as my UMIK-1 and miniDSP were shipped with my S3000i (scheduled to arrive Tuesday).
Tonight, I got home, ran Audyssey and made the following adjustments:
- Changed the L+R Speakers to "Small"
- Moved the crossover from 40hz to 80hz
Audyssey had calibrated the Subwoofer to -4dB with the gain between the 9:00 and 10:00 positions. I decided to leave it alone. My wife and I popped in Iron Man.
First impressions: this thing digs deep! Even in my big room, the impact was potent. Explosions could be felt and it was so much more immersive. At no point did I feel the need to adjust the subwoofer up my usual 3-4dB bump. For movie watching, this thing has already shown itself an absolute beast!
All, however, was not wine and roses and I really can't wait for my UMIK-1 to arrive so I can take some measurements. There were portions of explosions where it almost seemed like there was *something* not playing (but I'm not sure if that's just the soundtrack or if I have a legit null). I'll be digging in ASAP!
I did some low-ish volume music listening later in the evening. Things sounded good--but the volume was just too low to make any actual judgments. Unfortunately, this was around 11 pm and everyone but me was in bed.
More to come tomorrow as I get into some critical music listening!