Hi. First of all, thanks for taking the time to develop MSO. It's an awesome bit of kit.
I've decided that I'm going to give it another go. I've tried it before but without a MiniDSP and I didn't get great results. Applying the result of the processing didn't give predicted results. My set-up has changed so I'm going to try again, but I need some help.
I'm looking to get the best integration between the combined subs and my mains through the crossover region. I can measure, adjust and re-measure with REW to get the subs in time alignment (so that they positively sum and give the smoothest response) but as soon as I bring in my mains things go to pot. I have big dips from 70-100Hz. I'm going to try a higher crossover this weekend as well, to see if that helps, but I'd like to feed some info into MSO and have it give me some settings to try.
I'm running a 7.4 set up (7.3 at the moment, new sub arrives on Friday).
My source is a PC and I use Jriver as my player - this gives me unlimited PEQ on each channel in the player (but only one sub channel, and it's pre bass management)
My processor has 5 band PEQ per channel and obviously level controls and distance per channel (2" increments).
My processor has three sub outputs, but I'm only using one, that goes in to the minidsp 2x4HD and then on to the subs.
I don't have any auto-EQ.
I only have a single listening position. It's a two seater dedicated room and there's very little difference between the two seats. Not enough for my wife to care!
Subs are all set to max crossover, zero delay, matched gain and the room size control on two is set as large.
Sub crossovers max out at 150Hz and have a 24dB/Octave filter.
Processor crossover goes up to 140Hz, but even at 140Hz with a 12dB/Octave slope, the sub crossover kicks in
Does MSO make sense for me? My room is only 8 feet wide so I don't have much room to take lots of measurements.
I'm comfortable with applying EQ in the mDSP for the subs, it's really the integration with the mains I'm struggling with.
I tried creating three measurement group, one with all subs and left, one with all subs and right, and one with all subs and center. I thought it might give me advice on how best to integrate, but I don't think that's a valid approach.
Here are some measurements and the MSO files.
Apologies for the open ended question, I'm just looking for a bit of guidance.