Originally Posted by Stevenicholas02
I appreciate the advice! I’m newer to the audio community, so I’m going to try and unpack your comment one at a time.
1. My home theater room has acoustic panels now. It is attached to two doors and a walkway and a sliding glass door.
2. I am seated about 10, away from TV directly middle of tv. I followed the speaker placement recommendation from DefTech and Denon. Have about 5’ from back wall.
3. Not sure what you mean when you say mains bottoming out. How do you “set it so 10” drivers take care of low end”?
4. By mains, I’m assuming you are talking about LRC channels. You recommended 80hz, shouldn’t that be lower? Their specs show they can handle the low end I believe?
5. I really appreciate your advice, sorry for my lack of understanding. I commented a few minutes ago regarding the subs settings. I set the Sub settings based on HSU recommendations (One port open, EQ 1, Volume 9 o’clock, crossover out etc. ), when I ran the Audyssey set up, it wanted me to lower the sub volume to 75, which moved the sub ‘knob’?, to near zero. Even after the set up, it set the Subs to -12db. Not sure what to do fix this? I moved it up to -10db and still couldn’t really hear the subs during the movie.
1. The two doors can be closed? Is it completely open to the walkway? How large is the opening to the walkway?
2. Thanks! Are you able to place one of the subs in the back corner?
3. Meaning the speaker reaches its limits in terms of movement and it may cause it to pop/distort. Sorry didn't mean to confuse about the 10" taking care of the low end. Essentially, don't connect the LFE output from your receiver to the 9060. Just connect the speaker cables to the inputs on the speakers and the internal crossover will send the low end freq to the 10" speaker. Which is a good thing because the 10" would be able to more efficiently reproduce the low bass output cleanly over the 4.5" drivers.
4. Even if the speakers are capable of reproducing below 80 Hz, the subs are designed to reproduce those frequencies and reproduce them well and cleanly. Note that when it comes to reproducing the sub bass frequencies, that requires a lot of amp power and it puts more strain on the driver in the speaker. With a 10" driver, that may not be too big of a deal, but you're still running it off of your receiver, so that will reduce the amount of clean headroom your receiver can deliver as well. Also, many times, where your speakers are situated may not be the best place for sub bass reproduction. You may end up getting dips in the response like the mid-bass so sending that to the sub will give you more flexibility for placement so you can get a good mid-bass and give you a more accurate and smoother bass overall. Of course it is up to you and if you like using a lower crossover, that's perfectly fine. There are no hard and fast rules. However, the THX standard for crossover is 80 Hz.
5. Your room is not terribly large, so it's quite possible that you may need to set a lower volume on the sub to get the 75 dB. Also, there are definitely times where audyssey may not EQ the system accurately. Our subs volume controls are more on the sensitive side for gain, so setting it to 8 o'clock is certainly a possibility. Again it is up to your personal preference so if you don't like what audyssey is doing to the sub, but you like what it is doing to the speakers, I would just run it without the subs connected and manually adjust the distance, crossover, levels later.