Whoops! Realized I originally posted this in VicTorious1's thread
on Saturday. Moving here:
I "finished" my build on Friday, but like some others they need finishing but I wanted to get them connected to hear them!
I had to take my screen down to get access to the speaker wires, but thankfully my Anthem MRX-1120 has multiple speaker configs and so I could create a config with no LCR crossover, no subs, no surrounds/ceiling leaving just the LCR configured. I also disabled ARC room correction since it would be incorrect. The PSA MTM-210 are very efficient themselves, but I had to trim down the Titans by a further 3dB to hit 75dB at the MLP on the SPL meter. I didn't take down the PSA yet and fully install the Titans as I want to try and do a comparison, and the kids wanted to watch a movie while we were out last night and so I had to move the Titans back out of the way and put the screen back up.
Initial impression though is very impressed. The imaging is crazy good. I'd forgot to switch the Anthem from using AnthemLogic-Music mode for 2 channel sources, and didn't realize the center wasn't on until I got up and moved right next to it. Switching modes turned it on, with not much difference in the sound even though all of Adele's voice on Hello was now coming only from the center. I then left them playing Heather Nova for a few hours to break them in while I had other things to be done. After I got back, I sat down for about 30 minutes and listened to my girlfriend (I wish). The listening distance was only 11' (and so will be pushed back a further 15" once I get them behind the screen wall) but it sounded like Heather's voice was coming from about a foot above the center speaker, with the sound stage being wider and deeper than the layout too. I hope moving them back doesn't regress that, though I haven't finished building out my custom acoustical plan which calls for some of the insulation to be stripped foiled for diffusion on the front side walls (and elsewhere).